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Rainbow Swirl Sugar Cookies

April 21, 2012

 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! 

 Easy right??

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
  • sprinkles

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! 🙂



9 Comments leave one →
  1. April 21, 2012 8:36 pm

    Those are sooo cute!! Love it!

  2. April 23, 2012 11:40 am

    These are incredibly fun

  3. Hana permalink
    June 20, 2012 4:35 am

    After cooling, do they remain soft, or do they get hard?

    • betchacanteatjustone permalink*
      June 20, 2012 6:15 am

      They remain quite soft like a regular sugar cookie 🙂

      • Hana permalink
        June 20, 2012 6:32 pm

        Awesome! Thanks!

  4. Bekah permalink
    August 20, 2012 7:39 pm

    Could you bake them with a Popsicle stick or would that somehow change the cookie?

    • betchacanteatjustone permalink*
      August 26, 2012 2:07 pm

      I think you could totally bake them on a popsicle stick 🙂

  5. Alex permalink
    September 14, 2012 3:07 pm

    I hate to be negative nancy, but I just made these cookies and they were HORRIBLE!!! My dad and I both thought they tasted like playdough. I don’t know if you wrote down the recipe wrong or what but I had to throw them all away

    • betchacanteatjustone permalink*
      September 14, 2012 3:48 pm

      I would always err on the side of trying a recipe twice before leaving negative feedback…maybe there was a baking error? This is the same basic sugar cookie recipe I use for all of my sugar cookies and it’s always turned out great for my family and friends. I’m sorry that this recipe didn’t go well for you.

      Maybe give the same thing a try with YOUR favorite sugar cookie recipe? 🙂

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