These are a childhood favorite of both Mike's and mine that helped us bond further in those early days of dating. Good rainbow cookies are hard to find. In my experience, you can only get them in some bakeries in NYC or South Florida (where New Yorkers have chosen to retire, of course). I cannot get them where I live. So what do I do now that my in-laws have moved from NY back to FL? I make my own.
Thank you to Rona for sending me a recipe to try. I used a bit of her recipe and a but from another recipe I found online. I used natural food coloring which is why my colors are not the usual SCREAMING florescent green, pink, and yellow and it didn't affect the flavor in any way. Next time I will not get some yolk in my whites, causing it to never come to stiff peaks - but I went with it as is because I didn't feel like throwing those eggs out and you know what? I liked it all the same. I have always preferred the denser version of these cookies and not the fluffier, cakier ones so maybe this is just how I'm going to need to do it from now on. Not sure yet, as I'm going to try it one time the way the recipe was intended first!
The discarded edges below made delicious mid-day snacks.
I froze some of these bad boys too so that I have some for later!
Jessi couldn't help taking a nibble while I was trying to prep to cut them. She's good like that. Helping me clean up the edges and all. Yeah, right.
Scooping the crumbs off...
And stuffing them in before I could say no.