Slice n' Bake Rainbow Cookies

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Super easy and fun slice and bake cookies! Complete with the colours of the rainbow these cookies are short, buttery and delicious too.


  • 3 cups Plain flour (375g)
  • 1 cup White sugar (210g)
  • 1 cup Unsalted butter, softened (2 sticks) (225g)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • Food colouring, red, yellow, blue, green, purple


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer beat the butter until smooth
  2. Add the sugar, egg and vanilla extract, beat until well combined
  3. Pour in the flour and mix on low speed until incorporated
  4. Divide the dough into 5 equal portions and colour each portion red, green, yellow blue and purple
  5. Roll each colour into a long log and press all 5 together
  6. Place the log on a sheet of cling wrap and wrap tightly while rolling into an even log
  7. Place the dough in the fridge to set for at least 2 hours, or overnight
  8. Preheat the oven to 180C
  9. Remove the log from the cling wrap and slice into 1/4" or 6 mm thick slices
  10. Place on a lined baking sheet and bake for 9-10 mins
  11. Optional if you are looking for perfectly round cookies: Use a cookie cutter slightly smaller than the diameter of your baked cookies and cut them out while still hot
  12. Remove from oven and cool
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