Pin-n-Tell Guest Post

Today’s Guest Author is Diane from Di Doodlings.

About Diane: Di Doodlings is my place to share with you my doodlings about life–whether it be my favorite saves, bargains, products or tips on life! I enjoy sharing about the things I love, cooking, beauty products, photography, crafts, great finds and lots of fun and creative ways to live life to the FULL!!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Now go check out how the experts made this recipe!


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