Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Rainbow Cookies a.k.a. The Coolest Cookies I've Ever Made

Last week we had our big Blue and Gold Banquet for the Cub Scouts with St. Patrick's Day theme since it fell on that green holiday.  On the invitations I asked the kids to make a creative dessert and told them there would be prizes for the best green outfits.  We had a big mystery dinner (where they didn't know what they were ordering...this was better in theory than in practice!) and had awards and lots of fun!

I made these funny little leprechauns for table decorations...

Prizes were given to the family who dressed up the best and to the best dressed person.  I had to give that last one to my 6 yo Sam.  He wore two green shirts, froggie jammie pants with green shorts over top, green froggie slippers, his green superhero cape, a green tie tied around his waist and a green snow hat. Yep. He really got into the spirt of it. And I forgot to take a picture! Ack! I get so busy at these things, conducting and keeping scouts in line and trying to make sure everything runs smoothly (or actually...trying to fix things when they DON'T run smoothly!)

 The dessert that won was this cool cake...

So fun, right?

When Emmett and I were trying to figure out what dessert to make we googled around and found a really cool rainbow cookie recipe....

Aren't these great?!  And you could do them in any colors! Red and green or pink and purple or...anything! We had a lot of fun squishing these together. You can find the recipe Here.

Play Dough Cookies (we prefer the name Rainbow Cookies! And we just made them without the lollipop sticks, although those would be fun, too.)


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • assorted colors of paste food coloring
  • 24 lollipop sticks


  1. In a bowl cream butter, cream cheese and sugar until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat until smooth.
  2. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture. Stir till soft dough forms. Divide dough into fourths. Tint each with a different food color. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Working with half of each color, shape dough into 3/4 inch balls and for each cookie place 1 pink, 1 green, 1 blue and 1 orange ball together to make 1 large ball. Shape into a 12 inch long roll (like a snake), starting at one end, coil roll to make a 2 3/4 inch round cookie. Place cookies 3 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheet. Carefully insert lollipop sticks into bottoms of cookies.
  4. Bake cookies for 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool and store in an airtight container.
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1 comment:

  1. You are making me look bad. :) Those cookies look cool. I'm sure they will be requested as soon as he sees this.


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