These little rainbow cookie fries were a total happy, yummy accident! On Caleb’s birthday I asked him what he would like to do. The first thing that popped out of his mouth was “Make Cookies!”. I asked him what kind he would like to make and he said rainbow cookies. The kid has a little thing for rainbows and birds as you can see here with his birthday party.
I thought I would make him some rainbow cookies using the same general steps as I did here. Except…I was being a little lazy, we were starting to run a little late for dinner, I didn’t feel like doing any exact rolling and I missed the last painting with milk step. They were supposed to be a double layer of red, orange and blue. But when I went to cut them they snapped in half so that it was just one layer of red, orange and blue. I thought, Let’s Just Go With It! And I’m glad I did.
This wasn’t going to be something I was going to write about but when they turned out just so darn cute, I couldn’t help myself. You can find the recipe for these little guys at the bottom of this post, but first you must scroll through adorable pictures of me and my children having a picnic with our rainbow cookie fries.
I love my kids! But enough of them. Here’s the recipe to make these little morsels of yumminess!
Rainbow Cookie Fries
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 cups flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- food colouring
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 cup icing sugar
- splash vanilla
- 1-2 teaspoon water/milk
|1.||Cream the butter and the sugar until light and fluffy. (About 5 minutes)|
|2.||Beat in the egg and vanilla until well combined.|
|3.||Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl. Then add it to the other ingredients. Mix until the dough forms into a ball.|
|4.||You may want to chill the dough for about 15 minutes until it's more manageable. Then take the dough and split it into three or four equal sections. Knead your desired colours of food colouring into each portion of the dough. Wrap, cover and chill the dough for 15 minutes.|
|5.||Print out a 5x11 inch rectangle and place a piece of wax or parchment paper ontop of the rectangle.|
|6.||Roll out each section of dough on separate pieces of parchment/wax paper to fit the rectangle.|
|7.||Brush a bit of milk on the top of one of the layers. Place another portion ontop and remove the wax paper. Then brush milk on that layer and add another layer ontop of that. Do the same thing until you have all of your layers stacked.|
|8.||Trim the edges of the dough to make sure it's all even. Then cut the dough in half lengthwise (so you have two 2.5x11 inch sections) If you want to make big rainbow cookies then brush milk on the top of one section and layer it on top. If you want fries, either don't brush milk on the layer before you stack them or don't stack them at all.|
|9.||Wrap the strips in wax paper and place in a bag. Chill for about an hour. (Mine chilled for 2 days because I forgot about them. oops!)|
|10.||Preheat your oven to 350 F.|
|11.||Take your strips out of the fridge and start slicing the the dough into 1/4 inch slices. If you stacked the dough without brushing the milk with dough, the dough should just separate as you cut it into strips. If you didn't stack it then you just have more cuts to make (or you could just stack them now and they'd do the same thing)|
|12.||Spread out the 'fries' onto a parchment lined or ungreased cookie sheet and bake for about 10-12 minutes or until the bottoms are lightly browned.|
|13.||To create the icing dip. Whip 1/4 cup of butter with 1 cup of icing sugar. Once the volume has doubled, add a light splash of vanilla and 1-2 teaspoons of milk or water to get the icing to a dipping consistency.|