Friday, November 21, 2014

Rainbow Swirl Sugar Cookies - Colorful Cookies for Any Occasion by isewcute

I made these colorful rainbow swirl sugar cookies the other night because we were woefully lacking in treats since our Halloween candy has been pretty well picked over.

Here is my recipe for my basic sugar cookie dough. I use this for Christmas cutout Santa cookies too!


2 cups butter
2 cups sugar
2 egg yolks
6oz cream cheese
5 cups + flour
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. almond extract

Mix all together & refrigerate for 2-3 hours

I separated the dough by half, then divided one half into equal portions to make the different colors for the rainbow. You can use any food colors you prefer. I wore vinyl gloves to keep the color from staining my hands.

Purple is the trickiest color for me... I mixed bright pink, teal, and a bit of red all together.

Roll out the colored dough in long lines & place next to one another.

Roll out the dough to app. 1/4" thick.

Next, take the other half of your uncolored dough & roll that out to 1/4" thick...then place it on top of your rainbow stripe dough. Smooth it out with your rolling pin & then begin to roll up the dough like a jelly roll parallel with your rainbow stripes, so that way you'll get all the colors in your individual cookie slices.

Then slice your dough like this.... between 1/4-.5" thick.

Reshape your cookie slices to be more rounded & place them a couple inches apart on a cookie sheet.

Bake for 8-10 minutes at 325 degrees F.

Enjoy & share with friends!

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Cari Byers said...

So fun cannot wait to try!

Anonymous said...

these look absolutely amazing! might have to try baking these tomorrow! if they turn out good we will post them on our blog and give you credit for the recipe :D our blog is if you want to check it out! your account is so cool <3