Rainbow Rings

Rainbow Rings
Servings: 40 Yield: 40 cookies Active Time 1 hr 30 mins Total Time 3 hrs


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • Gel or paste food coloring

Make It

1. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt.

2. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar; beat for 2 minutes on medium speed or until mixture is light and fluffy, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Add the eggs and the egg yolks; beat for 2 minutes on medium speed. Gradually add flour mixture beating on low speed just until combined.

3. Divide the dough into 6 portions. Set one portion aside to leave plain. Tint remaining portions with desired colors. Wrap each ball of dough in plastic wrap, pat flat into a rectangle, and chill in the fridge for 15 minutes.

4. Between 2 sheets of parchment paper or plastic wrap roll each portion of dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Wrap in plastic and freeze for 15 minutes.

5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

6. Using a 3-inch round cookie cutter, cut 40 cookies from the assorted colored doughs. Using a 2-inch round cookie cutter, cut a 2-inch cookie from the center of each 3-inch cookie. Using a 1-inch round cookie cutter, cut a 1-inch cookie from the center of each 2-inch cookie. Mix and match cookie colors fitting one 3-inch, one 2-inch, and one 1-inch cookie together.

7. Place cookies on the prepared baking sheets and bake 6 to 8 minutes, or until edges are just firm. Let cool on wire racks. Repeat with remaining dough.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 40; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 142, Fat, total (g): 6, chol. (mg): 34, sat. fat (g): 4, carb. (g): 20, Monounsaturated fat (g): 2, Polyunsaturated fat (g): , Trans fatty acid (g): , fiber (g): , sugar (g): 10, pro. (g): 2, vit. A (IU): 203, vit. C (mg): , Thiamin (mg): , Riboflavin (mg): , Niacin (mg): 1, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg): , Folate (µg): 26, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg): , sodium (mg): 91, Potassium (mg): 20, calcium (mg): 13, iron (mg): 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.