Recently on Pinterest I found this idea for rainbow cookies and this idea for homemade cookie mixes. I mashed the two ideas together and VIOLA! Boy, do I love Pinterest!
3 c. flour
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 t. baking soda
1 t. baking powder
1 t. salt
1 c. (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 t. almond extract
In a large mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, soda, baking powder, and salt.
Stir in butter, eggs, and almond extract.
Divide dough into 5 bowls. Add desired food colorings and mix.
Roll each color into a log and lay them tightly side by side.
Carefully roll into a log about 18" long (the length really doesn't matter too much, as long as it's all rolled together.)
Cut into 24-30 pieces. You can do more if you want smaller cookies.
Roll each piece into a log about 6" long.
Starting at the middle, coil each piece into a spiral on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 F for 8-10 minutes.
My little girl chose the goodie today. She was really happy with these cute cookies. I like to cut them in quarters so they look like little rainbows.