Rainbow Cookies!!!!!!!

11/01/2011 06:49:00 PM

Hehe, how cute are these babies?  These rainbow cookies were inspired by some food blog I saw whilst randomly surfing the web late at night.  Although it was so long ago that I can't remember exactly where I first saw it - it must have been somewhere in between Wikipedia articles about celebrities and You Tube clips of 90's hip hop songs!  I normally don't like artificially coloured foods, preferring my food to look how it tastes, but these were too adorable to resist.  You can use any plain biscuit dough; we used Nigella's cut-out biscuit recipe.

The dough was made in one big batch, then we split them into six pieces, and coloured them all individually.  (A messy, lengthy process, which resulted in me having to wash the mixing bowl six times!)

We refrigerated them well, and then rolled them out into even(ish) pieces.  You layer them up, spreading egg white in between the layers to help them stick.

Then, back into the fridge it went, to firm up properly before slicing.  It's really, really important to get the dough well-chilled - as we discovered, once the dough gets warm the layers all melt into each other as you slice them.

The pieces were quite narrow, but thanks to the baking powder they expanded when baking, to form perfectly pretty little rainbow cookies!

So cute! I frikkin love rainbows!

Despite the bright colours, they just tasted like plain cinnamon butter cookies.  We took them over to our friends' place for a cocktail party, and they went down a treat.

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  1. those look amazing!

  2. Sarah, they look fabulous!!

  3. Ok honestly, these look SOOOO FRIGGIN AWESOME!!! I wanna make them now too... I like the method of making each colour in a batch. Yum yum yum.. Thanks for this, Sarah!

  4. We eat with our eyes! They look so yummy!

  5. OMG AWESOME! We are dessert-only bloggers, and we are going to share this with our dessert lover readers on Twitter. :)

  6. Thanks, I like this post it is very good and informative. I am sure that this post will be very helpful

  7. you've just given me a great idea for a kids birthday party. They look great and I'm sure would be lots of fun for kids to make & eat...

  8. you've just given me a great idea for a kids birthday party. They look great and I'm sure would be lots of fun for kids to make & eat...

  9. You're amazing! These look absolutely worth the effort of all the layering and dying and so on.

  10. Karen6:58 PM

    What sort of colour do you use? I can never get vibrant colours.

  11. Thanks everyone!

    @Karen - I used Queen's brand liquid food colour, available in supermarkets.

    xox Sarah

  12. Lol dont you love the random things you find on the net when you're up way after you should be :) these are so fun!

  13. what an awesome idea! i don't think i've ever seen rainbow cookies before...

  14. Those biscuits are super cute.

    I've always wanted to make rainbow biscuits or cakes but then washing the bowl six times puts me off doing it.

  15.'s look delicious!



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