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The Best Rainbow Chip Cookies Recipe

These are the perfect chewy Rainbow Cookies and the recipe is easy to make. Brown sugar and butter make these cookies come out nice and soft.

Make Rainbow Chip cookies for Spring, St. Patrick’s Day or summer dessert. You don’t have to wait until the holiday season for chocolate chip cookies. Make rainbow chip cookies instead.

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Chewy Rainbow Chip Cookies Ingredients

Rainbow chips are not the same as Funfetti, which are candied sprinkles used in funfetti cake mix cookies. We are using Rainbow baking chips similar to white chocolate chips except they are rainbow colors with a white chocolate flavor.

cookie ingredients in bowls on a white surface

First go ahead and preheat your oven to 350°. Then to make clean up easier, prepare your baking sheet with either parchment paper or a silicon baking mat, whichever you have on hand.

Add the salt to the flour in a large bowl, stir those ingredients and set aside.

In a large, separate bowl, beat the softened butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Then add the eggs, and vanilla and continue to beat for 2 more minutes.

Dissolve the baking soda in the hot water and then add to the batter while mixer is still beating. Now begin adding the flour a little at a time. If you dump all of the flour in at one time, it will spew out everywhere.

cookie dough in a large bowl

Continue mixing until the batter is well blended. It will be rather thick.

If you have a stand mixer, they work best because it frees up your hands to multi-task while baking. If using a hand mixer, you likely will have to turn it off each time you need to add another ingredient, especially when adding the flour a little at a time.

cookie dough with rainbow chips in a mixing bowl

Fold in the rainbow baking chips using your spatula until well blended throughout the cookie dough.

Cookie dough in balls on a baking sheet

Portion the dough, using a cookie scoop preferably, onto your prepared baking sheet.

If you do not own a cookie scoop, you can use an ice cream scoop or even a soup spoon. Be sure to get a well rounded dough ball which will flatten into a beautiful round cookie when done.

Raw Rainbow Chip Cookies spaced out on a baking sheet ready for the oven

Baking The Cookies

Be sure to space your cookies out close to two inches apart so they don’t run into one another baking. If that happens, you won’t have the perfectly round cookie we are hoping for.

Place into the preheated oven and bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges are set. Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to rest on the baking sheet for about 2 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack. This allows the cookie to set and finish cooking. Cookies will continue to cook for a few minutes while still on the hot baking pan once they are removed from the oven. This is one reason not to leave them in the oven too long, especially if you like the soft centers and crispy edges.

These cookies can be stored in an airtight container on the counter for up to one week. There is no way they will last that long in my house, how about yours?

Yes it can and here is how to do it.

First, prepare the cookie dough according to the recipe. Line your baking sheet with either parchment paper or waxed paper. Scoop the portions onto the baking sheet.

Place the baking sheet in the freezer and leave it there until the cookie dough balls are frozen. Then, transfer the cookie dough to an airtight freezer container, such as large Ziploc bags or plastic containers with airtight lids.

This cookie dough can be frozen for up to 6 months which is a good thing because it means this is a good make ahead recipe. When you are ready to make these delightful cookies, place the cookie dough balls onto your prepared baking sheet and thaw at room temperature. Bake cookies according to the recipe.

Printable recipe below

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Best Rainbow Chip Cookies Recipe

Yield: 48
These are the perfect chewy Rainbow Cookies and the recipe is easy to make. Brown sugar and butter make these cookies come out nice and soft.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons hot water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups rainbow chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°
  2. Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat
  3. Add the salt to the flour in a large bowl and set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Then add the eggs, and vanilla and continue to beat for 2 more minutes.
  5. Dissolve the baking soda in the hot water and then add to the batter while mixer is still beating. Now begin adding the flour a little at a time, mixing in between each addition.
  6. Continue mixing until the batter is well blended. It will be rather thick.
  7. Fold in the rainbow baking chips using your spatula until well blended throughout the cookie dough.
  8. Portion the dough, using a cookie scoop preferably, onto your prepared baking sheet. Space the cookies about 2 inches apart.
  9. Place into the preheated oven and bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges are set. Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to rest on the baking sheet for about 2 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.
  10. These cookies can be stored in an airtight container on the counter for up to one week, but they probably won't last that long.
Nutrition Information
Yield 48 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 109Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 18mgSodium 95mgCarbohydrates 15gFiber 0gSugar 8gProtein 1g

Nutrition information is estimated and may not be exact based on uncontrolled variables in home kitchens used by each individual cook.

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