Rainbow Rounds

Recipe by Pamela
READY IN: 45mins
YIELD: 12 dozen


  • 2
    cups butter, softened
  • 2 14
    cups sugar
  • 3
    egg yolks
  • 1
    large egg
  • 1
    tablespoon vanilla
  • 1
    teaspoon salt
  • 5 14
  • 12
    cup red colored crystal sugar
  • 12
    cup orange colored crystal sugar
  • 12
    cup yellow colored crystal sugar
  • 12
    cup green colored crystal sugar
  • 12
    cup blue colored crystal sugar
  • 12
    cup purple colored crystal sugar


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Refrigerate completed rolls for 3 hours or overnight.
  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • 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.