Wednesday, September 17, 2008

somewhere over the rainbow- By: Little Momma and Company.

I am so addicted to color! Anything bright and cheery makes me so happy and always catches my wandering eye.
If you love color too, you will adore these divine cookies. They feed both your tummy and your need for a little vivid eye candy! Their name "Play dough cookies" gives you a great feel for what the dough looks like.

They are a breeze to make, just take four small pieces of dough and roll it all into one uniform ball like this:
Think back to when you were in kindergarten and would make play dough snakes. Grab inspiration from that, and roll it lengthwise-- creating a 12 inch rope. Coil, and place on a baking sheet.
In 8 minutes, your cookies will be done!
Aren't they pretty! The colors are so bright. They are sure to cheer up any gloomy day!



Play Dough Cookies
3/4 C butter
3 ounces cream cheese
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 t vanilla extract
2 and 3/4 C flour
1 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
assorted food coloring (gel or paste works best)
...

1. In a bowl cream butter, cream cheese and sugar until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla. Beat until smooth.

2. In a bowl combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture. Stir until soft dough forms. Divide dough into Fourths. Tint each with a different food coloring. Wrap in plastic and chill for two hours. (I stuck it in the freezer for 15 minutes because I hate to wait!)

3. Preheat oven to 350. Shape colors into 3/4 inch balls. For each cookie place one pink, one orange, one green, and one blue ball together and roll to make one giant ball. Roll into a 12 inch long snake, and then starting at one end coil roll to make a cookie. Place cookies 2 to 3 inches apart on greased cookie sheet to allow for spreading.

4. Bake for 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool and store in an airtight container.Enjoy!


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70 comments:

Memarie Lane said...

Okay, I'm definitely making these.

2 little pumpkins mom said...

Oh, this is awesome....great cookie/party idea. I just found your site tonight!

Marla said...

I had bought cream cheese and gel coloring for these cookies a few weeks back but then couldn't find the blog I had seen the recipe on...Thanks for posting these!

Heather said...

Those are so amazingly beautiful! Just think for Christmas in red and green.

Lula! said...

These would never get baked in our house...just being honest here. We'd eat all the dough in one sitting. FABULOUS.

Jen said...

You are so awesome. You have the best ideas. I am loving all the stuff this week. Especially the pie party, what a great idea. I loved that movie too.

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

These are off the charts adorable!! How creative and fun... Great job

Susie said...

Another great idea!! Love it!!

Tiffany said...

AMAZING!!!!!

Beth said...

So colorful my girls would love these!

Amy said...

Those are the most rad looking cookies I've ever seen...EVEN though no chocolate is present!

-Bridget said...

Those are so bright and cheery! Perfect for a spring party!

Becky said...

Love them! I'm with you, love bright cheery colors, orange is my fav. Thanks for sharing

Bridget said...

I'm going to have to make these!!!

Chrys said...

I made these with my kids today. So fun! I love all the vibrant colors! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. You can see pics here.

KimmyJ said...

A-DOR-Able!

Rhea said...

Those are just awesome. The colors and swirls are so appealing! You're amazingly creative. :o)

Dee said...

Wow, these are great! remind me of these pinwheel biscuits mum use to make when we were kids. will definately be tryng these.

Rhiana said...

These are sooo pretty. I'm going to make some for work on Monday. Maybe it will brighten the gloomy Monday a bit...

Rhiana said...

I totally can't wait to make these! I actually went out and bought orange and black gell food coloring so I can make a Halloween version.

Julie said...

AH! I've been wanting to make these after I saw them in a magazine. Thanks!

Joyce said...

Holy cow! Those are the best looking cookies ever! I hope they taste as good as they look. Great idea!

Veronica said...

Those have to be the best looking cookies I have seen in a long time! They definitely make you smile just looking at them!

Brenda Jean said...

Those are AWESOME! Wow, I love these:)

Cheri said...

can not WAIT to try these!

Blissful Babe said...

These are adorable!!! Perfect for that Spring Fling! Or whatever. :D

Kathy said...

Wow, if these come out as gorgeous as your pictures - I'm going to be so happy - thanks for sharing this - I'm going to try these

koopermom said...

these are great! i have been looking for a new treat to take to daycare, i think i found it!!!

Stephanie said...

Those are great. What a cool idea for a party. I'll have to try them with my daughter. Maybe I'll try it with one of my tackle it Tuesday posts, if you dont mind.

~Tara said...

My daughter absolutely loved these cookies, but I think she thought they were a toy cuz it took her longer than usual to scarf down these!!!

Thanks for another great recipe!

Amy said...

After scrolling through all 30 comments on this post, looking to see if anyone was as confused as I am about step number 3, it turns out it's just me. I'm not ashamed to admit it. Can you please explain to me, how to shape the cookies? My little brain isn't quite getting it! Thanks!

Jess said...

Very colorful! Those would be really neat to do with the kids. :)

MammaDucky said...

Holy crap! How cute are those? Definately doing these!

michelle twitty said...

I just found your site; I really have no idea how! I just made homemade play-do the other day and it was disgusting! I can't wait to make these!

Lil This Lil That said...

Saw you twitter about these! How cool! I am doing this with my lil one! Thanks for sharing

Christina said...

AWESOME we will so be making these!

TheRetroHousewife said...

These just scream HAPPY!! Im going to make them with all natural food coloring. I put a link up on my blog so others can see them. I hope thats okay.

PS, you could stick a lollipop stick in them before you bake them and they will look like those awesome swirl pops

Civilla said...

OMG! I'm gonna try them! So happy and pretty. I love the '50housewife pictures. Brings back memories. Why can't we dress like that today?

Mamarazzi said...

CUTENESS!!!

Terra said...

Made these tonight! Will be linking to them next week...when I do a big baking post. SUPER FUN!

THANKS
Terra

Ellie said...

I love it!

Ms Cupcake said...

What a great idea! Simple but unique.

ashleefay4806 said...

Those cookies are so fun! I am making those this next weekend :)

LovingLegacy said...

oh, this looks so adorably good! just wrote the ingredients into my planner so i will be prepared when we hit the store!!!

Post-it Note said...

I am doing this!

Porters said...

These look like so much fun!

Sharon said...

I made these today! Didn't come out nearly as cute as yours! Come check mine out and tell me what I did wrong! I'm willing to try again! ;) www.mamasamess.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

These look amazing...I can't wait to try them!

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Melissa Hendrix said...

So, I teach middle school kids and have been known to bribe them with cookies from time to time. These will be great! Thanks for the recipe!

Amanda K said...

These are so cute! Thanks for sharing!

Jalene said...

I made these for neighborhood Christmas goodies!
I made them red, green and white! They turned out so cute and everyone loved them! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

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Momma said...

We made these wonderfully delicious cookies this week. They were a big hit!

Anonymous said...

Just made these. They are very colorful but taste aweful!! Totally ruins the fun of making it. I had to double check the recipe to make sure no ACTUAL play doe was used because they taste so bland!!!! Not making these again unless I use a whole bag of sugar! Sad... :/

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