Rainbow Sugar Cookies

1 cup butter, softened

2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 pinch salt

3 eggs

3 1/2 cups all purpose flour

food coloring


  1. Beat butter with a whisk or electric mixer until smooth. Add sugar and blend well.
  2. Add eggs and vanilla, mix until well combined.
  3. Gradually add salt and flour.
  4. Divide into 6 equal pieces and dye (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple)
  5. Cover and chill for 30 minutes.
  6. Roll purple in a long tube and set aside. In order, roll out each color of dough and lay on top of the purple tube cutting off excess dough along the sides.
  7. Cover and chill for an hour.
  8. Preheat oven to 350F
  9. Slice into 1/4-1/2 inch thick slices and place on lined baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, until underside is slightly browned.


Yield: 24 servings