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Tuesday
May242011

Taste The Magic: Rainbow Cookies Stuffed With Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Recipe

Recently, I received this cry for help via email from reader Anne:

Dear CakeSpy,

I have a big problem.  Sunday is my 30th birthday and as is tradition, we will have a Bake-Off! Birthday Bake-Off is pretty much the greatest idea I have ever had: maximum dessert variety and no having to awkwardly stare off into space while people sing happy birthday and all I'm thinking is how we are wasting precious seconds that could be used for eating frosting.  But, the dilemma.  I have no idea what to make this year.  Now that there are internets, there are just TOO MANY awesome recipes and I can't decide on one.  You are the connoisseur of carbs - what would YOU make??


-Clueless in Cleveland

Now, Clueless in Cleveland, I will tell you, I thought about this for a long time. I went outside and took a walk, knowing that the answer would come to me. And then it did:As a majestic unicorn whizzed by, I thought to myself: "It must involve rainbows, and magic."

And from then on, the answer was easy:

1. Take the most colorful recipe I could think of, which is definitely Rainbow Cookies (now, to get the recipe I'm going to have to urge you to buy my book, because that's where the recipe is, but I'll tell you now that it's not so very different from these cookies).

2. Add magic. And how better and more reliably can one add magic than by adding cookie dough to the mix?

And so, with that sweet epiphany in mind, allow me to present the new Best Thing Ever:

Rainbow Cookies Stuffed With Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. 

Here's how you do it.

You'll need:

  • 1 batch rainbow cookie dough (similar enough to this recipe that you could make it work by tinting the dough many colors)
  • 1/2 batch chocolate chip cookie dough (bake the rest normally, or use it to stuff cupcakes, you follow your bliss)

Note: if you are uneasy about the cookie dough not baking fully and the whole egg thing, use a chocolate chip cookie dough that does not use eggs, or that uses egg replacer.

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. So, you've got your rainbow cookie dough all ready to go. Now, slice it into fairly thin coins--like, 1/8 inch thick. Lay them on your prepared baking sheet with about 1 inch in between rounds (they won't spread too much).
  3. On the center of each round, place a small dollop of chocolate chip cookie dough.
  4. Place a second coin of rainbow cookie dough on top. If it cracks between color segments, use your fingers to smooth it back into place. Gently press the sides down so your chocolate chip cookie dough doesn't ooze out.
  5. Bake for 9-10 minutes, or until rainbow cookies have a dull finish on top. 
  6. Let cool for 5 minutes on the sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Reader Comments (4)

Ohhhhhhh my goodness gracious. Forget Skittles; these are the rainbows I want to taste.

Excuse me while I go pick my jaw up off the floor...
These look FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC! I want to try them NOW!!! I have already pre-ordered your book (actually I pre-ordered it pretty much the second you announce it was available for pre-order!) Hope that this and other surprises make the appearance in the book. You are the reason that I'm trying to convince my husband to let us take a vacation to Seattle! We just got back from Italy on vacation and I STILL want to go to Seattle! Go figure! haha!
Rainbow Cookies! Amazing! Stuff with cookie dough even better! I love it.

For a quick without egg cookie dough recipe. Just replace the eggs in your favorite cookie recipe with 1/4 cup milk per egg. Eat the whole bowl with out food poisioning or the worry of food poisioning. YUM. Even better spread it a top your cooled brownies and cover with ganache. Extra yum.
May 24 | Unregistered CommenterBri
Mkay...these might be just the thing to cure me of revision-boredom. I plan to have a go at rustling them up just as soon as these exams are finished!! [baking > degree]
May 25 | Unregistered CommenterDanni

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