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Rainbow Sugar Cookies

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Sugar cookies are a staple cookie in our house. Making them in different shapes and/or decorating them different ways makes for a fun family activity.

These rainbow sugar cookies are no exception and with a special cookie cutter, and some fun icing and sprinkles, you have an adorable and delicious dessert that the whole family will enjoy eating and making.

Spring is just around the corner! I am so beyond ready for the warmer weather and fun outside with my kiddos. We love to go on bike rides, and walks as a family and would love to be able to do those things without 500 layers of clothes.

April showers bring May flowers, right? That’s what they say. April showers (or any shower) bring some beautiful rainbows after the storm, too! These rainbow sugar cookies are a delicious and fun activity for the family to do as we welcome spring!!

Rainbow Sugar Cookies

What do you need to make Rainbow Sugar Cookies?

Ingredients needed for Rainbow Sugar Cookies

How do you make Rainbow Sugar Cookies?

Let’s start by preheating the oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. I love to use these pre-cut parchment paper sheets.

Next, grab a large mixing bowl and combine the sugar cookie mix, butter and egg.

If the dough is dry, you can add a little water, a little at a time, until it is no longer dry. If it is too sticky, add a little flour and mix until no longer sticky.

Roll the dough out onto a floured surface and cut out the rainbow shapes before transferring them to your prepared cookie sheet.

Cut out the cookies

Bake these rainbow cookies until golden brown, remove from the oven and let cool.

Bake the rainbows

Time to decorate!!

Fill a decorating bag with frosting and cut 1/3″ tip off the end.

Frost the rainbow part of the cookie, leaving the clouds for now.

Rainbow Sugar Cookies

Start placing the miniature M&Ms onto the rainbow along the edges like pictured.

Add the m&ms

Then place the M&M’s in a rainbow shape, following the color pattern. 

Rainbow Sugar Cookies

Dab frosting onto the clouds to make them look fluffy.

Top the clouds off with the white sprinkles and enjoy! 

Rainbow Sugar Cookies
Rainbow Sugar Cookies
Yield: 12 cookies

Rainbow Sugar Cookies

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

April showers bring May flowers and rainbows! These adorable rainbow sugar cookies are not only delicious but a fun family baking activity.

Ingredients

  • 21oz Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix
  • 1/2 Cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • Flour
  • Water
  • 2-16oz cans vanilla frosting
  • Miniature M&M’s
  • White nonpareil sprinkles
  • Wilton rainbow cookie cutter

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugar cookie mix, butter, and egg, and mix well.
    3. If dough is dry, add a teaspoon of water at a time until no longer dry. If dough is too sticky, add a few tablespoons of flour until no longer sticky.
    4. Roll the dough out onto a floured surface with a floured rolling pin.
    5. Cut out the rainbow shapes with the rainbow cookie cutter and transfer them to the baking pan.
    6. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until Golden brown in color.
    7. Remove from oven and let cool.
    8. Fill a decorating bag with frosting and cut a 1/3” tip off the end.
    9. Frost the rainbow part of the cookie, leaving the clouds for now.
    10. Start placing the miniature M&M’s onto the rainbow along the edges like pictured.
    11. Then place the M&M’s in a rainbow shape, following the color pattern.
    12. Dab frosting onto the clouds to make them look fluffy.
    13. Top the clouds off with the white sprinkles and enjoy!

Notes

If dough is dry, add a teaspoon of water at a time until no longer dry. If dough is too sticky, add a few tablespoons of flour until no longer sticky.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 704Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 397mgCarbohydrates: 97gFiber: 1gSugar: 71gProtein: 4g

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Nena Sinclair

Wednesday 3rd of March 2021

These are so pretty! I've got to make them very soon!

megan allen

Wednesday 3rd of March 2021

Something fun and yummy! Count me in!

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