Rainbow cookies

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Submitted by Sam_I_Am.

There's a great thread currently running on Rainbow Cakes. It's been a really fun pile of pictures, as everybody shows off their colorful cakery. Anyway, I wanted to make a slight variation on the theme.

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Tons of GEL food coloring

In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the sugar, baking powder and salt; beat until combined. Beat in the egg, vanilla and extract until well combined. Stir in flour until just mixed. Whatever, this is the boring part.

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Divide the dough into 6ths. (I used a scale, because I'm a big nerd.)

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Knead in quite a bit of GEL food coloring. (It's important to use the gel and not the liquid. If you use liquid, you won't be able to get such strong colors w/o changing the dough's taste/consistency.)

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Form into planks and stack, and let the dough chill-out in the fridge for an hour.

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Slick into little squares of gay pride.

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Bake at 375 for 10 minutes.

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Fabulous!

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