Sunday, January 23, 2011

Rainbow Sugar Cookies

My daughter Bay has been after me to make these cookies for 
about a year.  Yesterday we decided to enjoy a rare Saturday at 
home and try it out.  I'm glad we did because we had so much fun 
making them!

You really need at least 6 colors of sugar to make it look like a 
rainbow.  I admit I could only find 4 colors our local market so I 
sent my husband on an errand to Cherry's Sugar Art Bakery to 
see what other colors they had.  Success!  He came home with pink 
and purple!  

Rainbow Sugar Cookies
Adapted from

(printable copy)

2 cups butter, softened
2 1/2 cups sugar
3 egg yolks
1 large egg
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
5 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
6 (2.25 oz) sugar crystals, asst. colors

In a standing mixer, beat butter and sugar on high until light and 
fluffy, about 3 minutes.  

Add egg yolks, egg, vanilla, and salt, and beat well to combine.

With mixer on low gradually beat in flour.  

Divide dough into 6 equal pieces on 6 different pieces of saran wrap.  

Using saran wrap roll each piece into a log and chill for 20 minutes.  

Working with 1 roll at a time, roll in 1 color of sugar crystals and 
re-wrap in saran wrap.

Continue until all are rolled in a different color of sugar and wrapped.

Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight.

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Cut logs into 1/4 inch slices, and place on 
a greased cookie sheet about 1/2 inch apart.  

Bake 14 to 16 minutes or until golden.  Repeat with remaining logs. 

Makes about 12 dozen cookies.

To download a copy of this recipe click here.

Using saran wrap is a must!  It really keeps your hands 
clean and makes rolling the dough into logs very easy as Bay 

This recipe makes a lot of cookies!  With Ty and his girlfriend 
Cassie home from college, Tan with his best friend Matt spending t
he night and little Bay, I had a house full of kids!    They all descended 
on these cookies with a vengeance.  There were only a few left this 
morning when I woke up.

I used my Dr. Pepper crate to display my cookies.  It turned out 
so cute that Bay wants me to make another batch to take to her 
school in March for her birthday.  I think the kids will love 'em!


  1. These are gorgeous! I love all the colors mixed together. Great job!

  2. brilliant!

    ps. love the name, Bay :)

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  5. Those cookies look awesome! Thanks for the follow...following you back. :)

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  7. These are much color!!

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  9. Wow those are really cute! Thanks for linking up with us on Let's Get Social. We appreciate you helping us get the word out!I'm returning the follow luv and hope to see you back next Sunday!


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  10. Following you back! Thanks for the follow! Those are the cutest cookies! What a great idea for Valentines or birthday parties!


  11. Those Cokkiies Look Awesome! The bet my niece would love to do this. Thank you for the follow, following you back. I can't wait to have time too look through you blog!

  12. Ok, I'm so happy I hopped over. I'm going to have to use this recipe! I'd love a follow back over at

  13. How fun is that? Looks like a new project for Kenzie and I to do for a homeschool get together!

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  15. oh. my. gosh.
    how pretty are these?
    thank you for visiting the lost world and following me....and most of all, thank you for sharing these wonderful cookies!

  16. Those look awesome and my hubby loves sugar cookies. Might be a cool idea for DSs 1st b-day party!
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  17. Hi! Thanks for visiting me at Jewelry4Change. I'm now following you too.

    I love the pictures of your daughter making the cookies... so cute! I'm anxious to try some of your Korean recipes. I love too cook, but Korean food will be new to me.

    Have a great day!
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  18. Thanks for following me at Freezing Queen! I am so excited to find another person who enjoys cooking! I am following you back! :)

  19. Thanks for visiting Mommy and Me Book Club, These cookies look fun! We might have to try these out for St. Patrick's Day!

  20. Thanks for the follow! I'm following you back!

    And those are some pretty cookies! I love how colorful they are!

  21. I love it.. They look super yummy. I am now following you as well. Amee

  22. WOW! These are the most colorful sugar cookies I have ever seen! Love it! I am your newest follower through Making Friends Monday. I look forward to going through the other great looking recipes on your site.


  23. Thanks for linking up with Let's Get Social! Looking forward to you joining us again next Sunday. I'm your newest follower.

  24. Wow, those cookies look like they are allot of fun to make.
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  25. Those are gorgeous! Who wouldn't love a big plate of those!

  26. Thanks for linking these up! Those are so cool! I'm going to have to try them out with the kids this weekend!

  27. Oh I love your cookies, they are so adorable :)

  28. HI! Stopping by from Making Friends Monday. Thanks for joining us! I am already following you. ! I have moved and have a new look. I hope you will stop by and take a look. :)Have a fab week! ~Heather

  29. Wow they look amazing Mika and Bay.

    I have never seen coloured sugar crystals in Australia. Maybe they are online. I love colour. They just look so happy!

  30. Great cookies but I can't wait to try out your Korean food recipes. I am Korean and was adopted as a baby so I've never really been exposed to the food and am just now embracing it! Don't be surprised if I pick your brain a bit. Thanks for the follow and glad I'm following back!

  31. East9thStreet, Let me know if you try any Korean recipes. We adopted our youngest from Korea in 2000. We went on the birth land tour in 2007 and absolutely LOVE Korea and Korean food. Contact me any time! I need to put more Korean recipes on!

  32. Great recipe!! Love the bright colors.

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  33. What a beautiful set of cookies. Way to taste the rainbow. I have a new linky on my blog called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to join in. The linky will be open until tomorrow night or you can wait and post these on this coming Saturday for the second edition of the linky.

  34. Beautiful! Wish I could also taste them! I'm visiting with the blog hop from Doorkeeper at Blessings!

  35. I think its so important to engage children in the food preparation. It's a dying ideal unfortunately. Following you from the hop - should you wish to reciprocate or just visit, I'm from Shah .X

  36. Those'll be perfect for March and the whole St. Patrick's Day thing! These also would've been great at a rainbow party I threw last September. So pretty and colorful!!

  37. these are beautiful cookies :) not to mention looks delicious too.

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  40. Oh how wonderful. What a great way to make memories too. Hugs!

  41. I'm following you back from the blog hop. Nice to meet you! - - - Love the cookies!

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  42. Thanks for following. I think I'd be addicted to your page. Tons of wonderful recipes. I love experimenting on new stuff.

  43. Hi Mika,

    Returning the love, following you back :-) Thank you. Great recipes, love it! Keep in touch.

  44. Your cookies look delicious. It would be nice to be able to take home made goodness into our school, but they have this rule against it unless you have a food handlers license and well, I don't. Looking forward to trying out some of your recipes. Following you back from the hop. Thanks for the follow.

  45. Hello~! Such a detailed post about creating this awesome cookie. I'll let my girlfriend take a look at your recipe!

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  46. wiping my watering mouth right now... I really want to try one of those cookies!

    New follower from Wed. blog hop. hope you can stop on by

  47. Nice job! super cool. Following you from the blog hop. Come by the Markham Penny for a visit Thanks a bunch! love your blog!

  48. Following you from the Follow Me Wednesday blog hop. I hope you’ll stop by and following my blogs back.


  49. How cute! I'm going to make these, I think my girls will love them!

  50. These are beautiful! I love all the colors, wouldn't they be a pretty Valentine cookie! Thank you for sharing! Have a great day!


  51. Those are beautiful cookies. They sound pretty easy to put together. I think your daughters class will love them on her birthday. Thanks for sharing!

    I am a new follower from Follow Me Wednesday. Have a blessed week!

  52. LOVE this!!

    I am a new follower from Follow Me Wednesday!
    I look forward to reading more cooking and baking ideas from you!

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  53. Thanks for following..l'm following back
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  54. These are amazing! I think my girls and I will have to try them! Thanks for the follow, I'm following you back.

  55. Love those cookies!

    Now following!

  56. Im a returning follower, and love the colors, there so happy.

  57. What a great idea! These sound like such fun cookies to make! Thank you for following my blog...I'm following you right back...HAPPILY!

  58. I'm not a huge baker but I have GOT to try these... my daughters will LOVE them!

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  59. What a great idea! I thought you were going to food color the whole dough, but coloring the sugar is so perfect! And, of course being a true Texas girl, I love your Dr. Pepper display case :)

  60. I love those cookies! They are really cute! I'm a new follower from Its almost Friday hop. Stop in and say hi

  61. Wow! Fantastic invention. All that sugar; every child's idea of heaven I should imagine!!

    Found you via Thursday blog hopping.
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  62. I found you on the blog hop and now Im following you! Please check out my blog and follow me, I also wanted to say how much I love your blog and reading the posts!

  63. Before I even read the part where she wants to take them to school for her birthday, I was thinking "These would be a great alternative to birthday cupcakes at school." So cute!

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  64. Thanks for the comment on I really loved these cookies where did you get the fabulous sugars.

  65. I am a follower! I hope you will stop by my blog and follow back!

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  66. LOVE THIS!!!

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  67. I love it. I found you on for the love of blogs. I am copying this recipe down.

  68. Following you from the blog hop!. thanks for stopping by my big blue world!

    These cookies look way too yummy!

  69. Those cookies are really colorful and I bet they taste good too!
    I am a new follower from the Social Parade Blog Hop, so glad to have found your blog and look forward to checking out more. Have a wonderful weekend!


  70. Cute cookies! Following you back! Thanks for stopping by!

  71. What a stunning assortment of cookies! I wonder if it would work to add a little something extra to each color, like some strawberry puree to the red ones, etc., so that each color had its own flavor.

  72. Wow!!! I'm so glad you stumbled me today and that I was able to find and now follow you! Love your site and especially love this post. Great job!!!

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  73. I love this and what a great picture tutorial as well. Thanks for the recipe and I think these would be great to make and put in Easter Baskets for the Grand kids.
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  74. Look so yummy!! and gorgeous.
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  75. Those are so pretty!

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    Ps. you can always make colored sugars with food dye. You can achieve almost any color!

  77. Oh yumm! Those look like fun.

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  78. These look smashing! I am really gonna have to look hard to find a place where they sell coloured sugar in Switzerland. Will definately try these with my daughter. Thanks;)

  79. Stumbled! If you haven't already, I hope you link up again this week.


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