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Rainbow Butter Cookies


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Food coloring, three colors of choice


  1. Cream butter and sugar together.
  2. Blend in egg and vanilla extract.
  3. Sift dry ingredients together and add to butter mixture. Mix well.
  4. Divide dough into 3 parts.
  5. Tint each part with a different color.
  6. Drop by teaspoon onto a greased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees F for 8 minutes.

Yield: 4 dozen

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