Friday, February 4, 2011

Rainbow Cookies

These are so much fun to make and one of my all time favorite cookies to eat. It has a lot of steps to it but is really a simple recipe to make. It comes out great every time. If you can use gel food coloring the colors come out more vibrant. One day I am going to make these with different colors like teal, purple and orange


1 C. sugar
1 C. Presto self-rising flour
4 eggs
2 sticks margarine, melted
2 T. almond extract
Food coloring- red, yellow and green
Seedless raspberry jam
Semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted

Combine sugar and eggs well with beater. Add melted margarine, 2 T. almond extract and flour, mix well. Separate batter into 3 cups. Add a different color food coloring to each cup. Mix each cup well by hand. Take 3 pans of equal size (approx. 6x12x3/4 h) and spray each pan with cooking spray. Put each cup of different colored batter in each pan. Bake at 350 degrees all 3 pans together for approx. 15-20 minutes. When top of batter bubbles, sides will get brown and start to pull away from pan. Don't let it get too brown. You want to remove the pans when the tops are still bubbles so it will be moist. After cooling a bit, using a spatula and your hand remove the cakes, create layers of cake and jam starting with cake on the bottom and ending with cake on the top - the yellow should be in the middle. Use a spatula to spread melted chocolate on top of the top layer. Refrigerate to harden before cutting into small rectangles.


  1. These look delicious! So much simpler to make than I thought these cookies would be. One question: How much food coloring did you use?

  2. You don't have to measure. Just put in a little at a time until you get the desired color. I used gel coloring which makes for a more vibrant color but you can use the liquid too.


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