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Rainbow Cookies

These yummy sugar cookies will brighten up a rainy day!

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Participant Age: Under 7, 7 to 12, 12 and up
Approximate Cost: Under $10
Duration: 1 to 60 minutes
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  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 cup flour
  • Food coloring
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Make Dough

Put the butter, sugar and vanilla in a bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until creamy. Add the flour. Beat with the mixer for several minutes until a smooth dough forms.

Divide Dough and Add Food Coloring
  • Divide the dough into 7 pieces. Put each piece in a separate bowl. Add several drops of food coloring to each bowl. Make each piece of dough a different color: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo (dark blue) and violet.
  • Work the color into each piece of dough with your hands. Then, roll the dough into a ball. Wash your hands before working on a different color.
Combine Dough Balls

Now press all the dough balls together. Roll them into a log. The log should be about 8 inches long. Chill the log in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.

Bake Dough

Slice the log into pieces. Each slice should be about 1/4 inch thick. Put the slices on a cookie sheet and bake them for 10 minutes at 350°.


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