Rainbow Chocolate Chip Cookies are chewy, colorful and totally festive!
These cookies are completely unnecessary and totally unnecessary at the exact same time. I mean they’re a thick, chewy, chocolate chip cookie THAT ARE RAINBOW COLORED!
How have I never thought of these before?!?
Of course, they taste exactly as they should…like a perfect chocolate chip cookie…but as my 11 year old told me, they are so much more fun to eat. And I couldn’t agree more.
The cookie dough is very basic. The only difference is there is slightly more flour in these. The reason that I did this, is to add a thickness to the dough, without chilling it. You just need to be careful not to over-bake these cookies. You might even think you’re under-baking them slightly. It’s totally fine, I promise. The secret to getting them thick, but still stay soft, is to take them out of the oven a minute or so before they are totally baked!
See…the dough looks so innocent…
You just divide it into 4 portions. Certainly you could do more colors, but I find 4 to look the prettiest. AND yes, of course, you can use whatever colors you like!
I dyed my dough with food coloring gel. I prefer Americolor Gel especially for the red. It colors the dough very vibrant-true colors without having the use too much.
You just color each portion, as desired, and then roll each into a long rope. Place each rope onto a piece of cling wrap and roll it up into one giant log…
Unwrap it and voila!
Then just grab portions of the dough with your hands (about 2 tablespoons), roll it into a loose ball and place it onto the baking sheet. You can add a few extra chocolate chips if you want them to look extra pretty.
They bake up evenly and gorgeous!
These are just about the cutest chocolate chip cookies ever to exist!
And they taste fantastic…which is really the whole point.
Have a great day!Print
- 1 cup butter, room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 cups flour
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- 4 different colors food coloring.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment mix the butter and both sugars together for 2 minutes on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add in the egg, vanilla, salt, and baking soda and continue mixing for 1 minute until smooth, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary.
- Turn the mixer to low and add in the flour, mixing until just incorporated.
- Stir in the chocolate chips evenly.
- Divide the cookie dough into 4 equal portions. Using the food coloring, color the doughs as desired.
- Roll each colored dough into approximately a 15-inch rope.Place each colored rope next to each other on a large piece of cling wrap. Wrap the cling wrap up tightly, pressing the doughs together forming a large log. Remove the cling wrap and breaking off the dough with your hands into approximately 2-tablespoon portions. Roll the dough into a loose ball and place it onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 9 minutes or until the edges are set. Don’t over bake these!!
- Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 3-4 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Careful to not over bake these. There is a slightly larger amount of flour in these to ensure thickness, but if you bake them too long, they will get very firm. The cookies might even seem under-baked when you remove them from the oven. This is fine.
Place a few extra chocolate chips on top of the dough, if desired, just to look pretty.