Rainbow Chip Cookies

filed under: Chocolate Cookies on May 5, 2016

Baking these adorable and easy Rainbow Chip Cookies with your kids is a great way for families to spend time together and enjoy a delicious treat!

 

Mini Rainbow Chip Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
22 mins
 

Baking these adorable and easy Rainbow Chip Cookies with your kids is a great way for families to spend time together and enjoy a delicious treat!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Mini Rainbow Chip Cookies
Servings: 24 cookies
Author: Amanda Rettke - iambaker.net
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (226g) butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 cup rainbow chips
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips I used semi-sweet
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Mix butter, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla in large bowl until well mixed.

  2. Stir in flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda until blended. Stir in rainbow chips by hand.

  3. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls on ungreased baking sheets 3-inches apart.
  4. Bake 10 to 12 minutes until edges are lightly golden. Cool 1 minute on wire rack; remove from sheets and cool completely.

 

 

Getting creative in the kitchen was my daughters goal... and I am sure glad she did. These are delicious!

Rainbow Chip Cookies

These cookies are similar to a soft shortbread cookie… subtle in sweetness and perfectly complimented with chocolate and rainbow chips!

I had a pretty specific goal yesterday… and that was to get work done. Lists were piling up, chores were not getting completed and I was motivated to change that.

I started with the first item on my list, clean kitchen. It was pretty dirty and had not been organized for a good week, so took a full hour to do. During that time, Olivia was by my side saying things like, “I want to play outside” and “pick flowers mommy” and “cookies mommy” over and over again.

My response was the same, “Not now honey! We will play later.” I was on a mission.

Getting creative in the kitchen was my daughters goal... and I am sure glad she did. These are delicious!

I started on my next task, get emails up to date and answered.

I sat in front of my computer for 2 hours. Olivia was playing near me, rolling dice and reading her books, and often asking, “I want to play outside” and “pick flowers mommy” and “cookies mommy”.

I finally made some headway on the email organization and checked my list for the next task.

Laundry.

I looked at it. Looked at Olivia. Then made the best decision of my day.

I crossed it off my list and wrote, “Bake cookies with Olivia.”

Getting creative in the kitchen was my daughters goal... and I am sure glad she did. These are delicious!

You should have seen her face when I told her! She jumped up and down and screamed in delight and ran to get her apron. She knows the drill!

So I put Olivia in front of the Sprinkles Cabinet and let her choose.

Sprinkles Organization

She was drawn to the Rainbow Chips in the back, so that is what we went with.

Getting creative in the kitchen was my daughters goal... and I am sure glad she did. These are delicious!

We had SUCH fun adding those sweet chips!

Getting creative in the kitchen was my daughters goal... and I am sure glad she did. These are delicious!

The “color” issue was easily solved with the creative addition of rainbow chips.

But why quantity?

This was a bit selfish on my part. I knew that when Olivia finished her cookie she was going to look at me with her big blue eyes and say, “more mommy”? I just didn’t want to say no and have our moment ruined! So I made these cookies intentionally small so that when she did ask I could easily say YES! without guilt.

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Comments

  • Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures says:

    Baking cookies with your daughter is a much better way to spend your day than chores! What a fun memory!

  • Donna Howard says:

    Making these today!! And the cookie dough – to die for. I think this is going to be my new ‘favorite chocolate chip recipe’!! So I see little cutie puts the decortaions on before they bake??

  • Joann says:

    I like to use butter when baking. Can I substitute the butter for Country Crock? I realize you support the brands, but just wondering. thanks!

    • Amanda says:

      Yes, you can! 🙂

  • Manuela Ornelas says:

    Hi Amanda since I found you l love your recepies and I love to bake thank you for share

  • Marian says:

    Recipe sounds great – looking forward to making these cookies! Just wondering – the chips are listed in the ingredients, but not mentioned in the instructions. Did I miss something?

  • Cathleen says:

    Amanda, Olivia is soooo adorable,😀😀😁😂🤣😃😄😅God bless you guys..I love your red hair,, my son Bryce is my ginger …He makes homemade pumpkin pie!!!!!!

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