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Rainbow Skittle Sugar Cookies

February 22, 2011

Today was the last official day that my 2 year old baby boy had mommy all to himself before the new baby arrives and while his big sister was at daycare!

He chose to make cookies together so we busted out the big guns and went for tons of sugar and skittles!

 What’s not to love?!?  I think he ate more skittles than he actually put in the cookies but that was part of the huge appeal!

I put skittles in the cookies as well as on top.  The skittles in the middle of the cookies kind of oozed out and left big hollow rainbow holes and I think that next time I’d flatten the cookies slightly before baking and just press the skittles on top but the kids really did seem to enjoy these.

Skittle Sugar Cookies  cookie recipe from Martha

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temp.
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar (plus more for sprinkling)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup sour cream or plain yogurt
  • Skittles

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda.  Set aside.

Using a mixer on medium speed, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2-4 minutes.  Add the vanilla extract and the egg.  Beat well to combine.

With the mixer on low speed, beat in half the flour, followed by the sour cream and then the remaining flour.

Toss in about 1/3 cup of skittles.

Roll cookies into fairly large balls 1.5-2″ and roll into sugar.

Place 2-3 ” apart on a parchment lined baking sheet and press a few skittles onto the top of each cookie.

Bake for 20-25 minutes.

I found it helpful to let the cookies cool ont he non stick pan before removing them.  The warm cookies had a tendency to break apart.


10 Comments leave one →
  1. February 23, 2011 3:31 am

    These cookies are adorable. Never been a Skittles person but we’ll see…

  2. March 1, 2011 8:11 am

    Wow, these look awesome! I love Skittles, and my sister loves sugar cookies, so I should definitely make these some time.

  3. colgatepony234 permalink
    March 30, 2012 7:17 pm

    I will use the Skittles Riddles, and use them for my bake sale.

  4. person permalink
    August 24, 2013 6:26 pm

    I did this recipe exactly and when i took them off the pan i ended up with cookie pieces with skittles in it. O ya, the skittles all melted. Only do 15 minutes and make sure to SPRAY THE PAN

    • betchacanteatjustone permalink*
      August 24, 2013 9:20 pm

      THanks for your feedback, I’ve edited the recipe to include using a parchment lined baking sheet. Baking times and temperatures can vary in different ovens. Something that takes 20 minutes in my oven, may take 15, or even 25 in someone else’s. It’s always good to keep a close eye on the first pan of a batch of cookies in case baking time needs adjusting. Recipes that call for 10-12 minutes, I usually start checking up on at 8 minutes. Sorry to hear that your skittles melted 😦

  5. William Holder permalink
    November 1, 2014 11:58 am

    Hi. Every time I make these cookies they come out huge! How did you get your cookies to be so small.

    • betchacanteatjustone permalink*
      November 1, 2014 1:28 pm

      If I remember correctly, I used a very small dough scoop.

      • William Holder permalink
        November 1, 2014 2:00 pm

        thank you so much


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