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Rainbow Swirl Cookies

on January 21, 2013

This week I am heading up to Michigan for a meeting, and I am going to freeze!! It’s going to be in the single digits at night, so I will be bundling up!

I’ll be seeing my terrific employee Jim. He has an adorable preschool-aged son, and I wanted to take up something special for him. When I saw this pin, I knew his son would love these:


The original is from Souders Cookery.

Believe it or not, they’re not too difficult, either.

I normally like to make things from scratch, but sometimes, when you’re in a hurry, convenience is great. This recipe uses Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix, Betty Crocker neon gel food coloring and sprinkles. Yep, that’s it.


You make the mix using the instructions for the cut-out cookies. Then you separate the dough into five equal sections and add a different colored food coloring to each one. To really get the colors that pop, you need to add quite a bit of food coloring.

Next, you take small balls of each color of dough. The original recipe says grape-sized balls. To make sure the cookies are big enough, the balls of dough should be large grape-sized. If they aren’t large enough, the cookies will fall apart.

Then, you need to roll the dough between your hands until you start to have a log formed. Place it on the counter or a cutting board and carefully roll it between the counter and your hands until it is approximately 12” long. Do NOT use flour on the counter. If you don’t have enough dough, the log will start to come apart. Just add more dough to the dough balls next time.

Take the finished cookies and roll the edges in sprinkles. If you haven’t made the dough balls big enough, again, the cookie will start to fall apart.


It can be a bit difficult to make these at first, but once you get the hang of it, they are really not that difficult.

These cookies would be great for a tie-dye party, Dr. Seuss party, circus party, or carnival party.

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Not only do they look good, but they taste good. Now if I can stop myself from eating too many, so I can stay on my diet!!

Until next time, happy pinning!



2 responses to “Rainbow Swirl Cookies

  1. Adriana says:

    What a deceivingly simple cookie – I love the idea of your blog and can’t wait to read more!

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