I grew up loving rainbows! My bedroom was covered in them…literally!

I had rainbows pained on my walls, my bedding was rainbows, my pillow – you name it, there was a rainbow on it. My love of rainbows is why I decided that I had to add easy Rainbow Cookies to my recipe box.

These super easy Rainbow Cookies uses your favorite sugar cookie recipe and your love for creating with Play-Doh and mashes the two together for this adorable cookie treat.

They are perfect for Easter, St. Patrick’s Day or just when you need a rainbow to put a smile on your face.

Easy to make Rainbow Cookies

See the how-to video and recipe below:

Here is what you need:

Here is what you do:

  • Divide the cookie dough into 4 parts and place in four separate bowls.
  • Using a toothpick, add 4 different gel food coloring to the divided dough and mix it well. I used red, yellow, green and blue. Add coloring until you get your desired shade.
  • Flatten the dough into a square shape and wrap each separately in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Remove the dough from the refrigerator and unwrap the plastic wrap.
  • Grab a small section of each color (about 1 – 1.5 tablespoons of each, but feel free to make them bigger or smaller, it is all personal preference). Roll them out long and thin and place on cookie sheet in a rainbow shape.
  • Bake for 6-8 minutes or until the bottom just begins to get a bit golden brown.
  • Remove from cookie sheet and place on a wire cooling rack and let cool completely.
  • Using a basting brush, lightly brush a thin layer of corn syrup on the bottom of the rainbow. Place marshmallow bits on the corn syrup and let dry.
  • Enjoy!

Easy to make Rainbow Cookies - perfect for St Patrick's Day, Easter or just to brighten someone's day!

Looking for some other easy treats – just click on the pictures below:

Unicorn Poop White Chocolate Bark - an easy and sparkly rainbow treat Bunny Butt Cookies - super easy project to make with your kids Easter Basket Sugar Cookies - Easy Easter treat

Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. Dear Jennifer, thank you for sharing, they look amazing and I will do them at our next Kids birthday Party. Yours Christine

  2. I am so making these! Perfect for “leap year day” treats. But where is the purple? All my rainbows have to have purple in them. 🙂

    Wishes for tasty dishes,