Rainbow Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Fill your cookie jars with these adorable Rainbow Chocolate Chip Cookies-perfect for Parshat Noach and throughout the year.(They are sure to make a “big splash”!)

For these cookies I used my Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe and added the colorful chocolate chips. Click here for my recipe or you can use any  recipe you like.

Chocolate lentils can be used instead of colorful chocolate chips.

Upsherin Scissor Cookies

Few things can compare to the excitement of a three year old as he awaits his Upsherin (at least until he sees the real scissors!) With the big “Upsherin Day” just around the corner, here is a  fun and easy idea that will add to this memorable occasion.

Suppiles:

  • Cookie dough
  • Scissor cookie cutter
  • Edible silver spray (I used the one by Chefmaster) available at baking supply stores
  • Candy melts

Directions:

  1. Roll out your cookie dough. Use your scissor cookie cutter to cut out the “scissors”.
  2. Use a drinking straw to cut a hole in both scissor handles.
  3. Bake the cookies according to your recipe directions.
  4. Place cookies on a piece of parchment paper and spray the cookies with the silver spray.
  5. Melt the candy melts according to the package directions and dip the handles.


Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ever since I got this recipe from my sister-in-law, some 15 years ago, I have never bothered making any other recipe for Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. This recipe is very simple -my kids have been making them since they were young.  Additionally, they freeze beautifully  – always handy for snacks and unannounced guests! This is one recipe my family has never  gotten bored of (fortunately and unfortunately)!

For those who like to bake healthier , the regular flour can be replaced with whole wheat flour. I gave this recipe to my friends who switched it – her kids have never caught on (I hope they’re not reading this post!) So enjoy making them… again… and again…. and again…

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 cup + 2 Tbs sugar
  • 1 cup + 2 Tbs brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp water
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups quick oats
  • 1/2  bag chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Combine all the ingredients, besides for the chocolate chips in the bowl of your mixer and mix well. Add chocolate chips and mix until combined.
  4. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheets,1 1/2″ apart.
  5. Bake 12-13 minutes.Do not over-bake.

 

Fall Leaf Cookies

With the hurricane and early snow storm here in the Northeast, there is not much of fall that remains. So here is a colorful idea to create some fall foliage of your own.

Supplies:

  • Sugar cookie dough
  • Food coloring
  • Leaf cookie cutter

Directions

Divide cookie dough into as many colors as you would like to use.

Add a generous amount of food coloring to each part to get a deep color.

Break off small pieces from each color dough, place them next to each other and then flatten the dough with a rolling pin.

Using leaf cookie cutter, cut out your cookies.

*Tip Do not over bake as this will cause the colors to fade.