Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom


Easy Rainbow Sugar Cookies

Easy Rainbow Sugar Cookies.  Perfect cookie project for kids (especially for those that dont have hours to spend in the kitchen!) #cookies #rainbows

Last  week for our What's Cookin' Wednesday project, we made Rainbow cookies.  They turned out so cute (and yummy)!

I actually intended to do something different, but it didn't quite work out...  So instead, we threw together a package of sugar cookie mix to make these.

Easy Rainbow Sugar Cookies.  Perfect cookie project for kids (especially for those that dont have hours to spend in the kitchen!) #cookies #rainbows

I made the mix and had the kids roll the dough into little balls.

Then we rolled the cookie dough balls into bowls of colored sugar.  To make the colored sugar, I slowly mixed a little food coloring with regular sugar, a drop or two at a time, until I got my desired color.

Then we flattened the cookie dough balls on the cookie sheet.

Out came the yummiest, pretty colored cookies ever!

The red, white and blue ones are perfect for the 4th of July.  Let me know if you make some!

Now, dig in!

Cookie Instructions:
  • 1 Package of sugar cookie mix, plus ingredient to make cookies
  • 1 cup of sugar divided into 4 (or more) bowls - you will have sugar left over.  Store it in a ziplock bag and use on oatmeal or anything else you add sugar to.)
  • Food coloring.
1.  Mix the sugar cookies according to package directions.
2.  Slowly add food coloring to the sugar, a drop or two at a time.  Stir and keep adding the food coloring until desired color is achieved.
3.  Roll cookie dough into 1 inch balls and place 1 to 2 inches apart. (whatever the package recommends.)
4.  Flatten dough with hands or the bottom of a glass and cook according to package directions.


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  1. Those are so colorful! Very pretty. Fun for the kids too. :)

  2. These are adorable! They look so yummy too!

  3. Very cute
    I love colorful cookies.

  4. So fun and easy! My kids would LOVE to make these! Great idea Tanya @

  5. Great idea! Pinned your recipe under Spring!
    Blue Strong on Pinterest! :)
    Thanks for sharing!

  6. These cookies are so cute. More importantly it looks like your kids had a blast making them.

    I'd love for you to link this post to my Finished Friday Blog Party.

  7. These are adorable! I am going to do red, white and blue for the 4th! Thanks for the inspiration! :) Love your blog and so excited to have found it!

  8. What a fun little project for the kids that ends in snack, nice. Thank you for sharing these on foodie friday.

  9. These are so fun. I love getting my kids in the kitchen too. I'm glad you do the same.

  10. Beautiful! Great idea for a kids party too :)

  11. Boy those are bright colors!

    I found you via the Tuesday Talent Show from Chef in Training
    I have linked up a simple little cheese and cracker plate
    Have a super week.

  12. Cute cookies!! Love that you can do different colors!

  13. so cute activities like this is what makes baking fun come see us at

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  15. Those are so pretty! and looks like a fun project to enjoy with my girls! Lovely job

  16. Adding this to my list of things to do with the kids over summer :-)

  17. OH, how fun and delicious!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  18. Love these! Great idea about making your own colored sugars! Pinning to my Rainbow Board!

  19. Your little ones are just adorable and that plate of cookies is awesome! Hope you are having a great holiday week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  20. How cute... I would love to bake these cookies w/my daughter! :)

    Thanks for the inspiration

  21. These look so good! Featuring you tomorrow! XO, Aimee

  22. Thank you for lining up last week :), this awesome project is featured at this weeks party!!

    Hope you can join us today and share some more inspiration ...

    Claire xox

  23. super cute - might have to give these a go at an upcoming fairytale party!!
    best wishes, Linda @


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