Rainbow Chocolate Chip Cookies 

Brighten up any gathering with these visually striking and irresistibly tasty Rainbow Chocolate Chip Cookies! Perfect for celebrations, birthdays, or any day you want to add a splash of color and sweetness, these cookies are not only fun to look at but also delightful to eat.


  • 3 cups + 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs + 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups white or semisweet chocolate chips (add more if desired)
  • Food coloring or gels (3 – 8 colors, depending on how vibrant you want your cookies)


  1. Prepare Your Ingredients: Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F (177°C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper to ensure your cookies do not stick and are easy to remove.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. This mixture will be the dry base for your cookie dough.
  3. Cream Butter and Sugars: In a large mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the softened butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until smooth and creamy. This process is crucial for creating a light and fluffy texture in your cookies.
  4. Add Eggs and Vanilla: To the creamed butter and sugars, add the eggs and vanilla extract. Continue to mix on low speed to incorporate these ingredients without overbeating.
  5. Combine with Dry Ingredients: Gradually add your dry ingredients to the wet mixture, mixing until just combined. Be careful not to overmix to maintain the texture of the dough.
  6. Stir in Chocolate Chips: Fold in the chocolate chips, ensuring they are evenly distributed throughout the dough.
  7. Color the Dough: Divide the cookie dough into 3-8 equal parts, depending on the number of colors you wish to use. Tint each portion with your chosen food colorings to achieve vibrant hues.
  8. Form the Cookies: Roll each colored dough separately into long ropes. Place the ropes side by side, twist them together, and then roll the twisted dough into a log. Slice the log into ½-inch thick pieces, roll these pieces into balls, and press a few extra chocolate chips on top for added chocolate goodness.
  9. Bake: Arrange the dough balls on your prepared baking sheets, spacing them about 2 inches apart to allow for spreading. Bake in the preheated oven for 9-13 minutes, or until the edges are just turning golden.
  10. Cool: Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Preparation Tips:

  • For the best texture, ensure the butter is at room temperature before you begin mixing.
  • If you prefer thicker cookies, chill the dough for 30 minutes before baking.
  • Handle the colored dough gently to keep the colors distinct and vibrant without blending into one another.

Serving Suggestion: These Rainbow Chocolate Chip Cookies are best enjoyed fresh but can be stored in an airtight container to keep them soft and delicious for several days. They make perfect gifts or party favors, bringing a touch of whimsy and joy to any occasion.

Embrace the fun and creativity of baking with these colorful and delicious Rainbow Chocolate Chip Cookies, guaranteed to be a hit with both kids and adults alike!

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