Unicorn Rainbow Cookie Bars
- 1-1/2 sticks butter, softened
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1-1/2 cups flour
- Food Coloring – We used Americolor Soft Gel Paste in the following Colors:
103 Sky Blue111 Leaf Green107 Lemon Yellow114 Deep Pink122 Violet
Heat oven to 300 and line a square baking pan with aluminum foil. Spray the foil with cooking spray. Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, add butter, sugar, salt and flour. Mix well. The dough will be stiff and take a bit to come together. Don’t give up. Use the back of a spoon to mix the butter into the flour.
Evenly divide the dough into 5 separate bowls and add food coloring to each bowl. Using the back of a spoon, mix the food coloring into the dough well. If necessary, use your hands, but beware you may want to wear gloves as the color may stain your skin.
Once all five colors of dough are blended well, divide each color into four sections.
Roll each section into a “thick snake” and place into the prepared pan in a rainbow pattern. There’s no right or wrong way to do this, so let the kids help with this part. It’s like playing with playdough, but you get to eat it afterwards. Too fun!
Once all the dough is in the pan, use your fingers to press it together and evenly into the pan.
Sprinkle with rainbow jimmies and gently press those into the dough.
Place into preheated oven and heat for 50-60 minutes or until set and edges begin to turn brown. Cool for 15-20 minutes in the pan. Remove from the pan by picking up the entire foil piece.
Remove the foil and cut into squares. Set aside to cool completely or serve barely warm.
Makes 16 bars
Thank you for checking out our fun Unicorn Rainbow Cookie Bars. We hope you have a wonderful, colorful day!
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