Rainbow Swirl Sugar Cookies
These are happy cookies
Bright, colourful, and most importantly rolled in sprinkles!
I knew my daughter would be pleased to find one of these in her lunch box at school 🙂
The inspiration to make these fun cookies comes from Souders Cookery (found via pinterest)
To make these cookies, I used my favorite sugar cookie recipe from Bake at 350. Divide the dough up into 3 portions (or more if you so please) add a few drops of food colouring to each bit of dough, roll, sprinkle and bake!
Rainbow Swirl Sugar Cookies makes about 3 dozen
- 1 cup of unsalted butter at room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract (or whichever flavouring you prefer)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- food colouring
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare two baking pans with parchment paper.
In your mixer bowl beat the butter and sugar until it’s light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the egg followed by the vanilla.
Beat in the dry ingredients until well combined and then divide the dough into 3 portions.
At this point you could chill the dough, it may be a little bit easier to work with but I went ahead and rolled the cookies right away. Take a small portion from each colour of dough (about the size of a grape) and roll into balls. Now take one of each colour and roll together into ball. You’ll want to work fairly quickly as the heat from your hands will begin to melt the butter.
On a clean work surface, roll the ball into a rope about 8-10″ long and then curl it up like a cinnamon roll. Roll the edge of the cookie in the sprinkles and place on the prepared pan.
Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes or until they’ve set up. Cool on the pan for about 5 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
Share them with kids! 🙂