Rainbow Cookies

Rainbow cookies

These yummy sugar cookies will brighten up a rainy day.

What You Need

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 cup flour
  • Food coloring
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

What You Do

  1. Make Dough
    Put the butter, sugar and vanilla in a bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until creamy. Add the flour. Beat with the mixer for several minutes until a smooth dough forms.
  2. Divide Dough and Add Food Coloring
    • Divide the dough into 7 pieces. Put each piece in a separate bowl. Add several drops of food coloring to each bowl. Make each piece of dough a different color: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo (dark blue) and violet.
    • Work the color into each piece of dough with your hands. Then, roll the dough into a ball. Wash your hands before working on a different color.
  3. Combine Dough Balls
    Now press all the dough balls together. Roll them into a log. The log should be about 8 inches long. Chill the log in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  4. Bake Dough
    Slice the log into pieces. Each slice should be about 1/4 inch thick. Put the slices on a cookie sheet and bake them for 10 minutes at 350°.Rainbow cookies