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Rainbow Sugar Cookie How-To

Pillsbury rainbow sugar cookies
These swirled treats turn sugar cookies into a colorful feast. MORE+ LESS-
By Brooke McLay

Sure, plain old sugar cookies are fine for everyday. But why not celebrate the season with Rainbow Swirl Sugar Cookies? They're so easy, and the kids will have fun helping make them.

Start with a tube of Pillsbury® Sugar Cookie dough. Separate the dough into five equal-sized pieces. Then use Betty Crocker® gel food coloring to tint each piece into a different color of the rainbow. Add as much gel coloring as it takes to get vibrantly colored dough.

Pillsbury sugar cookie dough, colored balls of cookie dough on baking sheet

Spread two pieces of parchment paper onto a clean countertop. Use one piece to roll out each piece of dough, and the other piece to layer the dough that has been rolled out.

As you roll out each piece, aim to have them roughly the same size and shape. But don't doesn't have to be perfect!

rainbow colored Pillsbury cookie dough rolled flat and sliced

Use a sharp knife to snip away any unsightly edges.

Starting with a short side, roll up the dough into a long, thin log.

multi-colored layers of sugar cookie dough

Gently roll the log into sparkling sugar. Use a sharp knife to slice the dough into 1/2" pieces.

Dip the tops of each cookie slice into sparkling sugar, then place on an ungreased baking sheet.

rolled and sliced cookie dough

Bake your cookies in a preheated oven just until set. Remove, cool and enjoy with a cold glass of milk!

Pillsbury rainbow sugar cookies and milk