With two variations for how you can bring some colour to your cookies, this rainbow theme snack is perfect for sharing the love. It's a super simple recipe that won't use up your staples like butter, eggs, and only needs a few tablespoons of milk! So hopefully you can whip them up without needing to go to the shops. They will keep well in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks, if you don't finish them before that! 


  • 120g flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 100g sugar
  • 50g chocolate chips
  • 2-6 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 3-6 different food colourings (blue, yellow, orange, green, red, purple)

If you don’t have food colouring, you can mix rainbow sprinkles into your dough instead, and still create colourful (and crunchy!) cookies :)  


  1. Start by mixing all the dry ingredients together.
  2. Stir in the wet ingredients adding a tbsp of milk at a time till it’s combined to make a dough.
  3. Separate the dough into as many equal sections as you have different food colourings. You can skip step 3-6 if you are using rainbow sprinkles instead.
  4. Mix a drop or two of food colouring into each to make your different coloured doughs.
  5. Roll each colour dough out into a long tube, lay them next to each other and then squish/roll them up together to make one large combined roll of dough. (think of how sushi is rolled up!). Squeeze tightly to close any gaps between the colours but try not to work the dough too much or the colours may start to mix together.
  6. Slice the large combined roll of dough into ½ inch slices, each piece should have a section with each of the colours, and gently roll into a ball, again not working the dough too much.
  7. Lay doughballs on a baking tray leaving space between them, and flatten each one slightly into a disc.
  8. Bake for 10 mins at 180*, they will come out looking soft but will firm up as they cool.

Hungry for more?

Check out our other dessert recipes such as our easy 3 ingredient chocolate truffles.