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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This looks cool, but how does it taste? Seems like there should at least be some vanilla, or something.
Yes, it should have vanilla. Thank you for letting me know that was missing. I’ll update it now.
The girls and I are having a fun-day, so we’re making these together right now – thank you!
I’m so happy to hear it. Enjoy!
Do you add baking powder or soda to to this so it will rise?
Not for this recipe. These are more of a shortbread textured bar.
Hi how many days would this stay good. I wabted to make then pack to give to my daughters class
They are probably best fresh, but you could keep them for a couple of days refrigerated. If you freeze them, they could be good for months.
Hi, we dont have sticks of butter, how much butter in grams should I use?
I think it is about 113 grams of butter. It’s 4oz in USA measurements. I hope that helps.
How many grams or ounces are in one stick of butter as it would be good if you gave the weights as we do not have sticks of butter in australia
There is 4oz in a stick of butter. I hope that helps.
I made these today with my little girl. So much fun!! One stick of butter=1/2 cup. We didn’t have a square pan so we used a small round one and cut them like slices of pizza.