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Rainbow Sugar Cookies

Creating a vibrant and magical Rainbow Cookie Cake is actually quite easy! This is one dessert that delights anyone who sees it!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Rainbow Sugar Cookies
Servings: 7 mini cakes
Author: Amanda Rettke


  • 1 c 2 sticks or 226g unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 c 188g confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 2 1/2 c 313g all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • Red Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Purple Food Coloring


  • In a stand mixer cream together the butter and sugar.
  • With the mixer off, add in egg. Turn mixer on low and add in extracts.
  • With mixer on low slowly add in flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Mix until incorporated and dough is no longer sticky. If necessary, you can add up to 1/2 cup more flour.
  • Remove dough from bowl and divide into dough balls. Each ball is about 1/2 cup of dough.
  • Add food coloring to each individual dough ball and incorporate with your hands. This works best if you have gloves!
  • Once color is incorporated, chill dough for 30 minutes or up to overnight.
  • When ready to bake roll out dough and cut out with round cookie cutter.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until center of cookie does not look "wet". Do not let the edges brown.