I bake these cookies every year for the Annual Holiday Cookie Exchange at my girlfriend, Suzanne’s home. They are always a hit. One year I broke tradition and made a different variety of cookie. My friends missed the colorful treats and now they request Rainbow Rounds every year. They are a delicious sweet treat even in the morning with a cup of coffee.
I sometimes change the color of sugars when I bake them during different holidays (Halloween – orange and purple; Valentine’s Day- pink and red; Easter – lavender, pastel pink and mint green). They are even fun to make using your favorite sports team colors. Enjoy!
2 cups butter, softened
2¼ cups sugar
3 egg yolks
1 large egg
1 tsp. Salt
5¼ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup each red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple crystal sugars