Rainbows are a wonderful symbol of hope and brightness after a storm. It seems fitting to make this recipe for Rainbow Sprinkle Cookies to shine some brightness into your kitchen. This is a simple buttery biscuit base with multi-coloured sprinkles baked into the mix, but why stop there when you can get even more colour into them, by rolling the dough in, even more, sprinkles before baking for a beautiful rainbow surface.
I went for round sprinkles, but these would be perfect cookies to work through all those part jars of hundred and thousands, that seem to multiple at the back of your baking cupboard or that might just be in my kitchen?? I’ve seen some cute dinosaur sprinkles or even mermaid ones which would be brilliant for a kids party. The sprinkles in the cookies, their colour will bleed out slightly when chilling the mixture but that just adds to the lovely colourful nature to the cookies.
If you want half the amount of cookies, but see the recipe contains one egg and find that daunting, crack the egg into a weighed cup, whisk the egg until well mixed, then use half of the weighed amount in the dough. You could save the rest for a glaze for some more baking.Print
Makes 32 Cookies
- 185g Unsalted Butter, softened
- 150g Caster Sugar
- 1tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 Free Range Large Egg
- 250g Plain Flour
- 100g Sprinkles
For Decorating –
- 60g Sprinkles
- In a large bowl, beat the butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg until combined and not split. Beat in the flour until you have a dough.
- Fold in the sprinkles into the dough. Roll the dough into a 30cm log, wrap in cling film and chill overnight or for at least a couple of hours.
- Preheat the oven to 180C, line 3 trays with parchment paper. Slice the dough into 1cm rounds, roll the dough into balls.
- Place the remaining sprinkles into a bowl, roll the dough balls into the sprinkles, coating the surface in sprinkles. Place evenly on the trays. Bake for 10 minutes until golden. Leave on the tray for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Enjoy!
- Category: Cookies
- Method: Baking
How cute is this rainbow my nephew sent us?
Like Cookies? How about trying Creme Egg Cookies? Dark Chocolate, Pistachio and Smoked Sea Salt Cookies? Toffee Popcorn & Chocolate Chip Cookies?
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