Piped Rainbow Shortbread Cookies by @thepurplecupcake_

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  • Time it takes: 1 hour
  • Difficulty Level: Beginner
  • Occasions: Birthday, Everyday, Summer Party, Kids Party
  • Feeds: 24 cookies

Out with the plain treats, in with the rainbow cookies! These rainbow shortbread cookies by Jyoti from @thepurplecupcake_ are the perfect way to add some color into your day! They're just as delicious as they are colorful so we already know you're going to LOVE them! 

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  • 1 cup Butter
  • 2 ½ cups All Purpose Flour
  • ½ cup White Granulated Sugar
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • Gel Food Colors: Yellow, Pink, Purple, Blue 


  • Celebakes Whimsical White melting wafers 
  • Rainbow Nonpareils

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  • Preheat the oven to 325°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.

  • In the bowl of a food processor, add the flour, sugar, and salt, and pulse to combine.

  • Add half of your butter pieces and pulse a few times, then add the remaining butter. Pulse your dough in 5 second bursts until the dough comes together.

  • Divide the dough in four equal portions in separate bowls. In each bowl, add your desired gel food coloring and mix well with a spoon.

  • Line your countertop with a sheet of plastic wrap, and line up your colored dough in strips, going from the lightest color to the darkest.

  • Roll up your colored doughs into a cylinder, and cut one end with a pair of scissors.

  • Place the cylinder of dough into a piping bag fitted with a large open star tip.

  • Pipe your cookies onto your baking sheet, leaving space in between for the cookies to expand.

  • Bake the shortbread for 25 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through.

  • Use a spatula to transfer the cookies to a cooling rack.

  • While the shortbread is cooling, melt your Celebakes Whimsical White melting wafers in the microwave in 10 second bursts, stirring in between each increment.

  • When your cookies are cool enough to handle, dip one half of the cookie into the melted white wafers. 

    TIP: dip the side of the cookie with the piped edge!

  • While your dip is still wet, sprinkle on Celebakes rainbow nonpareils!

  • Your rainbow shortbreads are ready to eat! These can be stored in an air tight container for up to 5 days.

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