Monday, February 28, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Cookies: Rainbows!

St. Patricks Day Rainbow Cookies!!!!!!!

Hi guys, I was recently looking for some festive ideas online to do for St. Patrick's day that is coming up and since I love anything rainbow, I decided to share these darling and very yummy cookies with all of you to.

Play Dough Cookies (allrecipes.com) (I altered recipe slightly to fit my taste better btw)
* 3/4 cup butter, softened
* 3 ounces cream cheese
* 1 and a half  cup sugar
* 1 egg
* 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* assorted colors of paste food coloring (to make your rainbow colorful)
* 24 lollipop sticks (optional if you want them to be like cookie lollys)

1. In the electric mixer, cream butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat until smooth.
2. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture. Stir till soft dough forms. Divide dough into fourths. Tint each with a different food color. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours.
3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Working with half of each color, shape dough into 3/4 inch balls and for each cookie place 1 pink, 1 green, 1 blue and 1 orange ball together to make 1 rainbow.  Place cookies 3 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheet. Carefully insert lollipop sticks into bottoms of cookies if you want to make them into cookie lolly's.
4. Bake cookies for 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool and store in an airtight container. 

I made 2 batches already to test and they came out great. The second batch I made with sugar sprinkles on to adorn them further.  Make them however you feel like decorating them, or just leave them how they are. I plan to put them on a gold plated platter, to associate the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. 

Enjoy!



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