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St. Patrick’s Day – Rainbow Treasure Cookies

I had a little creationary fun yesterday and created some yummy cookies to celebrate the rainbow theme of St. Patrick’s Day. I’m calling these yummy cookies Rainbow Treasure Cookies! My initial thought was to call them Pot of Gold Rainbow Cookies, but the rolo caramel didn’t preserve it’s ‘goldness’ enough for me to keep that idea. At least you know my original idea…rainbow sugar cookies with rolo caramel centers.

St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Cookies with Rolo Treasure Centers Recipe |

To start with I bought some premade sugar cookie dough, because it was easy. :) I divided the dough evenly into five sections. Then used some gel food coloring to color each section red, orange, yellow, green, and blue. Then I placed the dough bowls into the fridge to chill a bit again.

Next, I took half of each color and rolled it into a skinny roll. I layered the colors like a rainbow, so red, orange, yellow, then green on top next to yellow, and blue next to green and red. I gave the large rainbow roll a little roll and placed back in the fridge. Make sure you use flour or cooking oil, the sugar cookie dough is very sticky.

Once the rainbow roll had chilled for a while (30 minutes or so), I used dental floss to cut sections. They were just a bit under 1/2 inch thick. I think 1/2 inch would be a good guideline. Next step is to “smoosh” the dough flat a bit. I used the bottom of a glass. Really sticky, so make sure to use flour or oil!

St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Treasure Cookies with Rolo Candy centers

Lay one flattened circle on your cookie sheet and place a rolo in the center. Next lay another flattened circle over the top of the rolo. I tried to match up the colors, but you could go with the mix-match look.

Bake them according to your recipe (about 12 minutes for me). Let cool and carefully remove from the cookie sheet. The rolo centers melt through a bit, so they might be sticky on the bottom.

Then enjoy! The rolo candy almost becomes like toffee, and with the sugar cookie they’re so yummy. Perfect treat for those leprechauns in your life!

St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Treasure Cookies | recipe

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Wednesday 2nd of April 2014

Oh My!! I just saw these, they look amazing and I think they should be a year round cookie, so cute, fun & yummy! :) Michelle

Alexis AKA MOM

Friday 21st of March 2014

Love these, I made a version with plan sugar cookies. I have to try this, thank you!


Friday 21st of March 2014

Great Alexis! Hope they are a yummy success. :)

Blair @ The Seasoned Mom

Tuesday 18th of March 2014

Hi, Kimberly! These cookies are beautiful...and they look delicious. My boys would love them! Thanks for sharing. :)


Thursday 20th of March 2014

Thanks Blair! They were so yummy -- hope yours turned out well!


Saturday 15th of March 2014

Those are super cute. I'm going to pin this and see if I can make some of these for st pattys


Thursday 20th of March 2014

Thank you Korilynn! Hope they turned out for you!