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    Rainbow Rounds

    Rainbow Rounds. Photo by Karen=^..^=

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    45 mins

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    * Pamela *'s Note:

    Perfect for bake exchanges because it makes a huge batch! From Parents Magazine December 2003. Prep time does not include chilling the dough.

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    • 2 cups butter, softened
    • 2 1/4 cups sugar
    • 3 egg yolks
    • 1 large egg
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 5 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 cup red colored crystal sugar
    • 1/2 cup orange colored crystal sugar
    • 1/2 cup yellow colored crystal sugar
    • 1/2 cup green colored crystal sugar
    • 1/2 cup blue colored crystal sugar
    • 1/2 cup purple colored crystal sugar


    1. 1
      In large bowl, with mixer on high, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add egg yolks, egg, vanilla, and salt, and beat well to combine.
    2. 2
      With mixer on low, gradually beat in flour. Divide dough into 6 equal pieces, roll each piece into an 8-inch log, and chill 15-20 minutes. Working with 1 roll at a time, roll in 1 color of crystal sugar and then wrap in saran wrap. Continue until all are rolled in colored sugar and wrapped.
    3. 3
      Refrigerate completed rolls for 3 hours or overnight.
    4. 4
      Heat oven to 350°F.
    5. 5
      Cut logs into 1/4 inch thick slices, and place on greased baking sheet 1/2 inch apart. Bake 12 to 16 minutes, until golden. Let cool 5 minutes on baking sheet, transfer to wire rack, and let cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough, Makes about 12 dozen cookies.

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    • on February 03, 2013


      These are great for cookie exchanges or bake sales! I coat the rolls in the coloured sugars or sprinkles before the dough rolls are chilled so that the sugar or sprinkles stick to them better, but that's the only change I make. I only get about 100 cookies from a batch because I like my cookies thicker and softer.

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    • on December 15, 2011


      I love this recipe! The flavor is great and they're so pretty. The only problem I had was that my rolls got longer and narrower when I rolled them in the sugar, so I ended up with a lot more cookies in a smaller size. I kind of like them little like this for my Christmas trays, but when I make them next time, I'm going to refrigerate them longer before rolling, so I can make them the right size to see how they come out. Thanks for this new Christmas tray addition! :)

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    • on November 02, 2009


      These are amazing!!! They taste EXACTLY like Pepperidge Farm Bordeaux cookies!!!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Rainbow Rounds

    Serving Size: 1 (2275 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 830.3
    Calories from Fat 293
    Total Fat 32.6 g
    Saturated Fat 20.0 g
    Cholesterol 138.3 mg
    Sodium 473.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 129.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
    Sugars 87.6 g
    Protein 7.1 g

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