Rainbow Bus Cookies

filed under: Sugar Cookies on January 28, 2011

These cookies are for sweet Jennifer and her adorable one year old Finn.

Jennifer had told me about her vision, and then sent a little picture along for me to follow from.

I would not consider myself a hippy by any means, but I sure did get my groove on making these!


As you might have imagined, I didn’t have a bus cookie cutter, so I made a template and cut each one of these out by hand.


I love her color choices!


I sorta couldn’t stop taking pictures of them.



Rainbows make me happy.  (See here. And here.  And here. And… well… this could go on all day.)


Rainbow sugar cookies make my belly happy.


Happy Birthday Finn and Happy totally non-official I am just making this up Rainbow Day to you!

*I used my favorite sugar cookie recipe and glaze icing.



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  • marla {family fresh cooking} says:

    Rainbows make me happy too! Amanda I bet your friend & her son were over the moon with these adorable cookies. I am so happy you shared all these super happy, bright & fun pics with us 🙂 xo

  • Nancy @SensitivePantry says:

    Oohhhh. Aahhhhh. These are the cutest!!

  • Maria says:

    Super fun cookies!

  • Amy's blah, blah, blog says:

    Adorable!! Simply adorable!

  • grace says:

    meep meep! i love the rainbow of colors and your design is excellent. 🙂

  • Kelly @ JAX does design says:

    Ooooh, love the VW bus cookies! The colours are great, especially the bright green and purple 🙂

  • Becki D says:

    Absolutely perfect, as usual! I love your cookies, Amanda. Love love love ’em!

  • faithy says:

    these cookies are wonderful! Love the design and the colors!

  • Dana Ryann says:

    SOOOO cute!!!!

  • Melisa says:

    I love Rainbows too!!!!
    The colours are so bright and cheerful 🙂

  • Darla says:

    Awww! These brought a huge smile to my face! I adore how happy and bright these are. You did an incredible job on them…they’re perfect!

  • Cookbook Queen says:

    These make me smile 🙂
    My mother in law has always dreamed of owning a VW van (yes, totally true) so these make me think of her.

  • Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. says:

    omg love these! Awesome! Thanks for stopping by my site so i could find yours!

  • Shaina says:

    Oh my goodness. If you only knew how obsessed I am with VW buses. Want. Adorable. Love.

  • jen says:

    how in the world did i miss that you had posted these??? i just finished eating the last one on friday and dude.
    everyone else is exclaiming how beautiful they are/were. but no one else got the chance to eat them. and they. were. scrumptious. delicious.
    more than i could have ever asked for.
    a total hit.
    not to mention … finners ate a bit of the frosting off of the cake i made for him … but he DEVOURED the cookies.
    thank you from the bottom of my heart, friend.
    they were more perfect than you will ever know.

  • Eliana says:

    These are the cutest cookies I have seen in a long time. They almost look too good to eat.

  • Thepreservationroom.blogspot.com says:

    I just started reading your blog and I must say these cookies look amazing! Great job! Lady, I am definitely looking to you for baking inspiration! 😉

  • Amanda M says:

    OMG ! These are fabulous ! I cannot wait to make them for my friend Shari. She has been battling some severe health problems and has lost a ton of wait. This is just the ticket to get some pounds back on her skinny little body. She and her hubby love and own severel vw’s. Thank you
    Amanda M

  • Mighty Morgan.com says:

    I love the colors…I would totally be taking a million shots of them as well!!! So awesome 🙂

  • Patty says:

    How did you get “FINN” to be in the windshield on the bus?? These cookies are great!

  • Courtney Kempt says:

    How can I order these? I have a friend that would just melt if I gave him these as a present!

  • Ponona Cakes says:

    How adorable are these!!!! Thank you for sharing them, I love love love them! Besos from Spain!

  • jen says:

    sometimes … i sneak back to this little corner of the web and longingly look at the cookies that you made for my sweet little boy’s first birthday. we’re a month away from him turning four. FOUR. F.O.U.R. oh.my.heart.

    • Amanda says:

      You are adorable!!! And FOUR? Oh my goodness… I can’t believe it!

  • Jessica says:

    Hi there! I love those cookie photos? Can I have permission to use them on my van-travel blog? I’m looking for a good vw bus related ‘happy’ photo and this fits the bill pretty well. 🙂

    • Amanda says:

      Hi Jessica- Thanks so much for asking! You may use ONE image with a DIRECT link to my blog. Thanks!

  • Christina Nelson says:

    Hi! My parents 50th anniversary is at the end of this month. We had 4 of these VW vans growing up. Do you bake for others, or just for your blog. They are amazing! Great job!

    • Amanda says:

      This is just for my blog. 🙂 Happy 50th to your folks!