rainbow cookies

Layer on the colors! These easy rainbow cookies add a little magic to your holiday

When it comes to St. Patty’s Day treats, there’s nothing better than rainbow cookies!

These rainbow cookies are so fun to make! Making them is a perfect cooking activity with your children. Your kids and grandkids will have a blast mixing up the colorful dough and rolling the colors together.

Dina Driggs shares how her stacking method makes the rainbow cut outs and shapes is easy. The outcome is a magical rainbow that is the perfect St. Patrick’s Day treat!

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Rainbow Cookies


  • 1 C. Butter
  • 3/4 C. Brown Sugar
  • 3/4 C. Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 3 1/4 C. Flour
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • Food Coloring for a rainbow, red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet


  1. Mix butter and sugars for four minutes with whip attachment.
  2. Add eggs one at a time to butter mixture. Then add vanilla.
  3. Put all dry ingredients in a bowl.
  4. Change out the whip attachment for the paddle attachment.
  5. Gradually add flour mixture to cookie dough. This dough is stiff. Make sure to add all flour.
  6. Divide the dough into six equal parts.
  7. Mix one color into each of the dough balls. Mix well until color is well incorporated.
  8. Once color is mixed in, wrap the dough in a parchment paper.
  9. Place in the refrigerator for 2 hours or overnight.
  10. When you are ready to make the cookies, preheat oven to 350°.
  11. Roll out each color into a long rectangle, 4 – 5 inches wide and 18-24 long.
  12. Stack each color on top of each other. The color order starting from the bottom is, purple, blue, green, yellow, orange and red on top.
  13. Trim the edges and then cut across the rectangle.
  14. Bend the cookie dough into a rainbow shape and place on a greased cookie sheet for a large cookie. Cut in half for a smaller cookie.
  15. Use the back of a spatula to push cookie flat.
  16. Bake for 14 minutes for big cookies and 10 minutes for smaller cookies.

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