Saturday, June 23, 2012

Rainbow Swirl Cookies

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!

 Rainbow Swirl Cookies
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
2 eggs
1 t. almond extract
food coloring

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.


  1. These are gorgeous! Wish I could have known about these earlier. I had a rainbow birthday party for my daughter in Feb and these would have been perfect...

    Maybe next time...

    1. Isn't that always how it is? I always find the perfect recipe AFTER the fact! :)

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  2. These are amazing!
    I actually love colors in sweets and I have no doubts I'm gonna make these.
    Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. I hope you do try them! They were quite a hit with my kids! :)