Rainbow Heart Surprise Sugar Cookies Recipe

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Rainbow Surprise Heart Cookies are a colorful homemade sugar cookies that are perfect for entertaining and get togethers.

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.

Equipment needed

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  • 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


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.


Rainbow Heart Surprise Sugar Cookies Recipe From Val's Kitchen

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candy March 8, 2017 - 2:03 am

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.

Alli Smith March 8, 2017 - 5:52 am

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!

robin Rue March 8, 2017 - 7:22 am

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

Ady @VGB March 8, 2017 - 9:37 am

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!

Risky Ladies March 8, 2017 - 9:42 am

My youngest would love to make these cookies. She wants to do more baking.

lisa March 8, 2017 - 11:41 am

These cookies are so cute! I would love to try this recipe. I bet my girls would love to devour these cookies.

Pam March 8, 2017 - 3:08 pm

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.

Christy Maurer March 8, 2017 - 4:41 pm

Those are so pretty and I’m sure yummy too! I’ll bet my daughter would love to bake some of these!

Annemarie LeBlanc March 8, 2017 - 5:30 pm

Wow. These cookies look so yummy! They are also visually appealing. I always find truth in the saying, “half the meal is the eye appeal.” If it looks good, it tastes good!

David Elliott March 8, 2017 - 7:47 pm

I am always impressed how people put designs in the middle of their cookies. I know that I can cook and bake but that always amazes me.

Katie Kinsley March 8, 2017 - 7:50 pm

Those are such a cute idea! I wish I knew about these heart cookies for Valentine’s day! It would be super cute to give to friends.

Jacqui S March 8, 2017 - 8:19 pm

There are always good and yummy cookies. But these are cute cookies! lol. Looks like a fun cookie to make 🙂

Terri Beavers March 9, 2017 - 10:25 am

Oh my gosh, those are just too cute. I’d love to make some of these with the grand kids. I think we’d enjoy making them as much as eating them.

Jenn @ EngineerMommy March 9, 2017 - 1:19 pm

These cookies are so adorable. I know my kids would love to help me make these cookies. This weekend we will try this recipe!

Kita Bryant March 9, 2017 - 3:40 pm

These look like something you would buy at the store! You did so good! They’re adorable!

Bonnie @wemake7 March 9, 2017 - 8:39 pm

These are super cute. I have never made cookies like this before. Can’t wait to try.

rika March 10, 2017 - 1:02 am

These cookies are so cute! I love the color combo, can’t wait to try this recipe.

LaShawn March 11, 2017 - 6:24 am

These cookies are so pretty! I love the color combo and can’t wait to try the recipe!


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