St. Patricks Day Rainbow Cookies #recipe

by Pam on February 18, 2013

These cookies look complicated to make and do take a few minutes to ice but come together quickly. They are so much fun to make and kids love to help decorate them.

1 package refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1/2 cup flour
1 container vanilla frosting
Blue Food Coloring  (I used Wilton Paste Food Coloring because of the variety of shades I can create)
Orange Food Coloring
Green, Purple and Red Glitter Icing
12 Rolo Candies
24 Yellow Mike & Ike candies, cut in half

Mix Sugar Cookie dough and flour in a large bowl until completed blended. Roll dough onto into a 1/2 inch thick sheet. Use a circle cookie cutter to cut out twelve cookies. Place the cookies onto a greased cookie sheet and bake until light brown. Remove from oven and use a pizza cutter to divide each  cookie into two equal halves. Let cool completely.
 Meanwhile, place 1/2 cup vanilla icing in a bowl and add blue food coloring to create the desired shade. Place 1/4 cup vanilla icing in a bowl and add orange food coloring to create the desired shade.  Spread blue icing over 1/2 of the cookies. Swirl a small amount of white frosting on top of the blue to create a cloud.
On the other half of the cookies use the glitter icings to make a curved line on the cookies. First make a line of purple, immediately below it make a line of green and immediately below the green add a line of red. Spread a curved line of orange frosting below the red. Fill in the remaining space on the cookie with blue icing. Place this half of cookie on the edge of the blue frosted cookie.
To make pots of gold: spread a small amount of vanilla icing on top of a Rolo Candy. Add 4 pieces of the chopped Mike and Ike candies’ to each “pot.” Place the Rolo in the white cloud on the bottom of each cookie.

I adapted this recipe from the Dessert Designers cookbook  by Dana Meachen Ray.

Pam is a former teacher turned work from home mom. When she's not caring for her kids or cats, she can be found whipping up tasty recipes, trying her hand at the newest techie gadgets or reading. She loves to travel whenever she has a chance and spends way too much time on the computer sharing her experiences.

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Mudpiesandtiaras February 18, 2013 at 1:03 pm

THose are simply ADORABLE! You did an awesome job!


Leila Kennedy February 18, 2013 at 5:41 pm

Yum! And super cute! My kids would love to make something like this!


Teresa (Making It All Work) February 18, 2013 at 5:47 pm

Love these cookies!!! I think if you used homemade buttercream the frosting part would come together a little easier. Thanks for sharing this recipe!! I am going to give it a shot with the kiddos!


Lolo @ Crazy About My Baybah February 18, 2013 at 6:40 pm

Those cookies are so adorable and such a cute idea!


Kas February 18, 2013 at 6:44 pm

How fun! Thanks for the linky. Off to check out more!


That Bald Chick February 19, 2013 at 1:06 am

Those are awesome!


Ashley S February 20, 2013 at 12:15 am

I love these!! What a fun idea :)


Kelly Nicholson February 23, 2013 at 1:48 am



Anne February 23, 2013 at 3:12 am

Cute, I love the rainbow theme!


Kathy Lane February 23, 2013 at 4:19 am

My grandkids would love these.I will be trying them soon.


Ellen February 27, 2013 at 2:56 pm

What a fun cookie!


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