Friday, March 15, 2013

RAINBOW COOKIES





Happy Easter,  I made these rainbow cookies with Easter in mind.  Mr. Dick and I were out and I found this old cookbook at a antique store. It's from Pillsbury's 5th $100,000 recipe and baking contest in 1954!  The orginal  paper back book only cost 25 cents. They had the nerve to charge me $3.00. I see on e-bay and another search they are selling this cookbook from $3.15 to $12.00. Guess I got a bargin! 

The top cash prize went to Mrs. Bernard Kanago, from Webster, South Dakota.  She entered "My Inspiration" cake and won the Grand National 1st prize and a big check for $25,000 dollars. I may make it someday.  Mrs. Bernard says "A quick mix white cake, with a chocolate surprise that gives two layers a glamorous four-layer looks".  photo of the winning cake

The rainbow cookies are from the Junior entrees. These came from Audrey Sassetti, Oak Park, Illinois. I had issues with the cookie batter and ending up changing things around a bit.  I am not posting that recipe.  The cookies are just a basic rolled sugar recipe.    This link is for a nice rolled sugar cookie.  
I made the dough then I divided the dough into 4 sections and added food coloring paste of different colors. Adding just a little at a time and mix.  You can always add more. You can see on the photo's how I made these.  I rolled my dough into 23 inch ropes and the ropes were 1/2 inch thick on a floured dough board.  I placed them side by side and then rolled with the rolling pin  to 1/8 inch thick.  I used a 2 1/2 inch square cookie cutter. Keep all the extra dough and reuse. Alternate colors for different color patterns.














Enjoy,  Andi  

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19 comments:

  1. Andi,
    Those are pretty looking. I need one of those cookie cutters. Have a great day!
    Pat

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  2. Andi, these are the cutest Easter cookies! I love cookbooks like that one, can you believe anything ever cost a quarter?

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  3. Wow! And I have a big Easter egg cookie cutter. GOT to try this one! Thanks ;-)
    deb in Georgia

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  4. Your cookies look great! =)

    I love older cookbooks like this, - great find! =)

    Melissa

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  5. What fun to make adults and kids will enjoy these. Thanks for sharing these cookies with us on foodie friday.

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  6. I have bookmarked this idea. How creative!

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  7. So cool! I love old cookbooks! I have an old Betty Crocker that has some amazing recipes! Your cookies turned out great! Thanks so much for stopping by and posting on Lovely Weekend Linky Party! I'm a new follower!

    Ashley @ casa-de-castel.blogspot.com

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  8. Andi, these are so fun and festive for Spring!

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  9. Love your rainbow cookies and that winning cake does look very good.

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  10. Those look delicious! And, they are so cute! Life to the full, Melissa

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  11. The colours of your rainbow cookies are so pretty! Very creative!

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  12. These look awesome! I love old cookbooks!

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  13. Very cute! This would be fun to make with my daughter. Thanks for sharing. Now following you on Bloglovin. Have a great day!

    Shandy @ Aprons 'n Pearls

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  14. So cute! Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my rainbow cookies.

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  15. Also:

    I nominated you for the Liebster award! Just a fun way to honor other bloggers.
    http://casa-de-castel.blogspot.com/2013/03/liebster-award.html

    Ashley

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  16. Cute cookies! I agree on the spam comments. Mine also used to go into spam but all of a sudden they are posting. Very frustrating! I hate word verification so I'm going to try moderating all comments. It's not what I wanted to do but I have no choice. People are just down right nasty!

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  17. Andi, just letting you know that your link to Food on Friday: Lemons and Limes was featured in my Need Some Inspiration? Series today. Have a nice week.

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