Rainbow Heart Surprise Sugar Cookies #Recipe

Rainbow Heart Surprise Sugar Cookies Recipe From Val's Kitchen

I do enjoy sugar cookies. When I see a batch of freshly baked sugar cookies sitting nearby I am not struck by how they physically look. Let’s face it. They look good, but they aren’t pretty or astonishly. They’re beige, after all. Boring golden beige. They may taste terrific but they are rather plain to look at. Now imagine, a tasty sugar cookie that looks pretty. You’d probably be imagining something like these Rainbow Surprise Heart Cookies. Here’s instructions how to make them.

Rainbow Heart Surprise Sugar Cookies

This recipe makes 2 rolls of cookie dough.

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Cookie Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup soft unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • gel food coloring: purple, pink and teal

Cookie Instructions

Place the soft butter with the sugar in a mixing bowl and cream until the combination is smooth and not grainy to the touch.

Add the egg, continue to mix.

Add the vanilla, continue mixing.

Sift the flour, baking soda, and salt together.

Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.

Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.

Make the dough into a ball, then wrap it in cling wrap taking care to completely cover the entire dough ball.

Put the dough ball in the refrigerator for about 2 hours

Pull the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and leave it out to sit for a short while in order to let it soften up a bit.

Divide the dough into 4 parts.

Take one part and add Purple gel coloring

Take a second part and add Pink gel coloring

Take a third part and add teal gel coloring

Take the fourth part and leave it plain.

Put dough back into the fridge for an hour.

Pull the dough out and then take one of the colored dough.

Put flour onto the surface, flatten out one color dough into a rectangle and set aside.

Repeat with the remaining colored dough.

Place the flatten colored dough on top of each other.

Cut the dough into 3 inch strips, big enough to fit a mini heart shaped cookie cutter.

Take the mini heart cookie cutter and cut out cookies from the stacked colored strips.

Take the hearts and stack them on top of each other.

Take the plain dough and pinch off some dough to make ‘rods’

Take one ‘rod’ and put it in the middle of the colored heart

repeat with the remaining plain dough until the heart is fully covered.

Lightly roll the cookie dough so that the roll is smooth.

Put into fridge again for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Pull out dough and take a sharp knife and cut thick slices of dough.

Place onto a cookie sheet with parchment paper and bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown

Pull off cookie sheet and place onto a cooling rack to cool

Enjoy!

Rainbow Heart Surprise Sugar Cookies Recipe From Val's Kitchen

About the Author

I'm a Jersey girl, I was born and raised here and have lived here for almost my entire life. I'm a mom of 2 boys – TJ, a 21 year old, and CJ, a 17 year old with Down Syndrome. I am the oldest of four children. I am also a social media enthusiast, cat person, and Down syndrome advocate. I love coffee and milkshakes. My favorite dessert is cheesecake. I love rock music, tech, travel and food. And cheesecake. I HATE the misuse of the word retarded. I take it personally and find it very offensive. Did I mention that I love cheesecake?

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18 Comments

  1. Wow this is pretty cool. The directions seem to be very easy to follow. I know how to make the different colors and get them into the center of the cookie dough. Hoping I don’t mess up the heart shape. All I need to do is slice and bake.

  2. These cookies are so pretty! I love the rainbow middle of the hearts. I know my grandkids would love these. I imagine they are as delicious as they look. Yum!

  3. These cookies are great. My kids will love them. I will bookmark this for Valentine’s Day next year 🙂

  4. These are so cute!! I love sugar cookies, they’re so easy to make and by far my favorite ones to eat. I love the heart in the middle it adds such a cute touch to an already loved cookie!

  5. These cookies are so cute. I bet they would be a hit with just about anyone. Perfect for a tea party or princess party too.

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