Today’s Guest Author is Diane from Di Doodlings.
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Are you a ‘Pinner’? I love to explore all the many Pinterest boards out there. Sometimes I repin, sometimes I bookmark a pin so I can try it later…..and today is one of those days!
I have pinned lots of rainbow food items. I am fascinated with what people do with food coloring!! My nephew spent the weekend with me and I love doing fun food crafts with him, so I checked my boards and picked the Rainbow Pinwheel Cookies. Now please, don’t look at their picture yet…… Here’s the truth, I am not a chef or a baker. I have a nice camera, but usually only use the program setting. With all that in mind, I set out to show how a ‘normal’ pinner might make these cookies!
So, here’s what you need-
Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix package (I used two–I was very energetic). Food Coloring. Cookie Sprinkles.
After making the cookies according to the package (add a Tablespoon of flour since you will be handling the dough a lot) I separated the dough into 5 bowls.
Next add some food coloring. I used what I had on hand–which was McCormick Neon 4 colors and I added yellow as the 5th shade. Mixing in the color was interesting – not fun! I added 10 drops per bowl. Mix with spoon and then hands to get the color distributed. I put in the refrigerator to cool the dough before we started rolling. Next time I may put into plastic bags and mash the color in that way.
Make grape size balls of each color. Then roll 5 balls together. Don’t roll too much. It should look like a cool beach ball. My helper enjoyed this part the most.
The next step is to roll the ball into a snake onto a lightly floured counter. This is a difficult part for younger helpers. But, this was a project we were doing together–and we enjoyed every part of it! Take the ‘snake’ and coil it into a circle. Twist the coil as you roll to swirl the colors. The final step is to dip the ends into fun cookie sprinkles.
Bake for 10-14 minutes (depending on how large your small grapes become as you grow weary of making beach balls, snakes and coils )
The results were delicious and oh so beautiful! The finished cookies got the exact response I was hoping for, “They look a lot like rainbows!’ So here is a picture of our finished project. Thanks for the helping hands Garon!
Now go check out how the experts made this recipe!