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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  • Laci says:

    ooooh I WANT!! yum!

  • Tracy says:

    These are adorable! I just love how colorful they all are!

  • Nuha says:

    How cute!! I love them 🙂 But I’ll admit, I’m a bit hesitant when it comes to making cookies that need a lot of different colors, I don’t want to clean all of it up in the end 🙁

  • Christina says:

    Just adorable!
    I love all the bright colors you do, it’s super cute!!
    I Hope you are doing great w/ your pregnancy! 🙂

  • shari says:

    sssssssssssssssooooooooooooooo cute!!!!!!!!!

  • Londa says:

    Happy Rainbow Day!!! Those are some super cute, colorful cookies that are going to make one little birthday boy and his mama incredibly happy! Perfect!

  • holly says:

    These are soooo cute I love all the colors!!! Happy Rainbow Day-there totally should be one of these!!!

  • Nancy@acommunaltable says:

    These are adorable – what a lucky little boy!!! Now, were you singing “The Wheels on the Bus” when you were making these???

  • nicole @ our three reasons says:

    those are SO cute! seriously the cutest cookies i’ve ever seen. 🙂 nice job!!

  • Wenderly says:

    Those are just precious! Fabulous work (as usual) my dear!

  • Lucy Lean says:

    OMG – this is fab! I spent my childhood driving around Europe in a VW van – will be sending this link to my mother x

  • aimee says:

    Adorable, as always! I love seeing your yummy creations!
    Aimee @

  • Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies says:

    Haha, I was reminded a little bit of the candy colored imacs that came out in the early 2000s. So cute!

  • Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies says:

    Haha, I was reminded a little bit of the candy colored imacs that came out in the early 2000s. So cute!

  • Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies says:

    Haha, I was reminded a little bit of the candy colored imacs that came out in the early 2000s. So cute!

  • Pinky572 says:

    The pictures of these (and all of your other creations) are so professional! Do you have any tips?

  • Dana says:

    Those cookies are great. I especially love the violet icing!

  • Brittany says:

    These are awesome! I love the colors you’ve used.

  • Michelle (What's Cooking with Kids) says:

    I bet they are the hit of the party!

  • Alicia says:

    I’m almost running out of adjectives to describe your cookies!!!!! 🙂

  • Allison [Haute Box] says:

    OMG! These are adorable! I am so impressed. I also want to dunk one of these in milk right now.

  • Pineapple Princess says:

    The colors are out of this world! 🙂

  • Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen says:

    Such groovy cookies! These are really awesome, I can’t believe you did each one by hand, they are so perfect.

  • Barbara says:

    No wonder you wanted to take so many photos! I’d be tempted to get them on the floor and play traffic games with them! How adorable. And just perfect for a one year old.
    Am loving the PB cookies with choc cov raisins too…copied it right away!

  • Karen Gulley says:

    Oh my! These are absolutely amazingly beautiful! How did you have the patience to cut each one without a cookie cutter? You did a fabulous job! I do have a quick color question for you, if you don’t mind…I am making starfish cookies for a wedding in April and the bride would like them to be navy (with coral dots, the two colors of the wedding). Your purple/navy bus looks like a good place to start for the color…at least on my computer. How would you make navy frosting?
    They are totally groovy!