Rainbow Wagon Wheels 

Add a splash of color to your baking repertoire with these vibrant Rainbow Wagon Wheels. Combining layers of colorful biscuit dough with a fluffy marshmallow filling and a rich chocolate coating, these treats are as fun to make as they are to eat. Perfect for parties, special occasions, or simply brightening a dreary afternoon, these homemade wagon wheels will delight both children and adults alike.


Biscuit Dough:

  • 14 tbsp (200 grams) butter, at room temperature
  • 2⅓ cups (300 grams) icing sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 5 ml salt
  • 6¼ cups (800 grams) plain flour
  • Food coloring gels (red, yellow, green, blue, purple, orange)

Marshmallow Filling:

  • 2 large egg whites
  • ½ tsp cream of tartar
  • 2 tbsp (27 grams) caster sugar
  • ⅓ cup (80 grams) golden syrup
  • ⅓ cup (80 grams) caster sugar


  • 17½ oz (500 grams) milk chocolate, melted


  1. Prepare the Dough: Start by creaming the butter and icing sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, fully incorporating each before adding the next. Beat in the vanilla essence and salt. Gradually mix in the flour until a smooth dough forms. Divide the dough into six equal parts, tinting each with a different food coloring gel. Shape each colored dough into a disk.
  2. Shape and Chill Cookies: Stack the colored dough disks in a rainbow order, roll them out to a thickness of 3mm, and use a 9cm cookie cutter to cut out the cookies. Place the cookies on a baking sheet and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to firm up.
  3. Bake: Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Bake the chilled cookies for about 8 minutes or until they are just set but not browned. Allow them to cool on the baking trays for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. Make the Marshmallow Filling: In a clean, dry bowl, whip the egg whites and cream of tartar until soft peaks form. In a saucepan, heat the golden syrup and the additional caster sugar until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is bubbling. Slowly pour the hot syrup into the whipped egg whites, continuously beating until the mixture is glossy and stiff peaks form.
  5. Assemble the Wagon Wheels: Sandwich two cookies with a generous amount of marshmallow filling. Ensure the filling spreads to the edges to stick the cookies together.
  6. Coat with Chocolate: Once assembled, dip each cookie sandwich into the melted milk chocolate, covering them completely. Place on parchment paper and allow the chocolate to set.

Tips for Perfect Rainbow Wagon Wheels

  • Even Colors: Make sure to mix each portion of the dough thoroughly with food coloring to ensure vibrant and even colors.
  • Keep Dough Chilled: Maintain the dough’s chill until just before baking to help the cookies keep their shape and enhance the layered effect.
  • Quality Chocolate: Use high-quality milk chocolate for coating; it not only tastes better but also gives a professional finish to your wagon wheels.

Rainbow Wagon Wheels are not just delicious; they are a visual treat that promises to bring a smile to anyone who sees them. With their cheerful layers and sweet, satisfying flavors, they are sure to be a hit at any gathering. Enjoy crafting these delightful treats and watch as they become a new favorite!

Leave a Comment