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Cookie dough colored with rainbow colors, rolled out into a long rectangle and then all six colors stacked on top. Cut across cookie dough and bend to form a rainbow cookies.

St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Cookies

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Course Dessert
Cuisine American


  • 1 Cup Butter
  • 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 3 1/4 Cups Flour
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 3 Drops Gel Food in the following colors, Violet, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, and Red


  • Mix butter and sugars for four minutes with whip attachment.
  • Add eggs one at a time to butter mixture.  Then add vanilla.
  • Put all dry ingredients in a bowl.
  • Change out the whip attachment for the paddle attachment.
  • Gradually add flour mixture to cookie dough.  This dough is stiff.  Make sure to add all the flour.
  • Divide the dough into six equal parts.
  • Mix 3 drops of color into each of the dough balls. Mix until color is well incorporated.
  • Once color is mixed in, wrap the dough in parchment paper.
  • Place in the refrigerator for 2 hours or overnight.
  • When you are ready to make the cookies, preheat oven to 350°.
  • Roll out each color into a long rectangle, 4 - 5 inches wide and 18-24 long.
  • 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.
  • Trim the edges and then cut across the rectangle.
  • 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.
  • Use the back of a spatula to push cookie flat.
  • Bake for 14 minutes for big cookies and 10 minutes for smaller cookies.
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