Thermomix Rainbow Cookies

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Do you want to bring a cheerful and positive breakfast to the table? Rainbow biscuits with the Thermomix are perfect!

Ideal for children (because flour, butter and sugar have so many calories), thanks to the bright colours that draw a rainbow, they immediately put you in a good mood !!

The rainbow is an atmospheric phenomenon that fascinates everyone. When I see it, I remain ecstatic and call everyone: children, husband, neighbours, the lady with the dog passing by :-). And when the rainbow is double, you can imagine my happiness!

Symbol of peace, of that peace that returns to earth after the flood of Noah's time, the rainbow still today communicates the link between heaven and earth and represents a sign of hope.

It is from this spirit of peace, reconciliation and hope that my rainbow biscuits are born :-)

Are you thinking "Beautiful but ... food colours how to use them?" If you want to know more, even on natural dyes, read my article Food coloring: powder, liquid or gel ?

Good cooking !!


(30 biscuits)
- 100 g sugar
- 270 g plain flour
- 120 g unsalted butter
- An egg
- 3 yolks
- A tsp vanilla extract
- A pinch of salt
- Powdered food colours to taste (blue, red, yellow)

Let's cook

Prepare the biscuits: put 100 g sugar in the mixing bowl and mix 10 Sec. Speed 9.

Add 270 g plain flour, 120g unsalted butter, an egg, 3 yolks, a tsp vanilla extract, a pinch of salt and knead 3 Min. Dough Mode.

Make a dough, cover it with plastic wrap and leave it to rest in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Take back the dough, cut ⅓ part and put it in the refrigerator.

Divide the remaining dough into 6 equal parts.

Color each piece with the food color in powder, to obtain one purple, one blue, one green, one yellow, one orange and one red stick.

Take the purple piece and form a long cylinder about 2 cm thick.

Roll out the blue piece into a long, rectangular sheet, large enough to cover the entire purple dough cylinder previously made.

Put the purple cylinder in the center of the blue sheet and cover it completely, turning it well until it is completely covered.

You will have obtained a thicker blue cylinder.

Roll out the rest of the coloured rolls and wrap them one on top of the other as done previously, following the order of the rainbow: after purple and blue, continue with green, then yellow, orange and finally red.

Once finished, wrap it in plastic wrap and put it in the freezer for 30 Min.

Once it is well hardened, cut it in half lengthwise to obtain 2 half cylinders.

Now take the piece of neutral dough out of the refrigerator, divide it into 2 and roll out into 2 long, rectangular sheets.

With the same technique used previously, wrap each colored half cylinder in the neutral sheet until it is completely covered, sealing the joints well.

Return the 2 cylinders to the freezer for at least 15 Min.

Turn on the oven at 180C.

Pick up the half cylinders and cut them into slices about 1.5 cm thick.

Place the biscuits on the baking tray covered with backing paper. Cook them at 180C for about 10 Min. IMPORTANT! read my tips at the end of the recipe :-).

Take it out and let it cool.

Store in a tin or hermetically sealed glass jar.


Since the biscuits will be too many to cook them all at once, first cut a half cylinder into slices, cook the biscuits and then proceed with the second one.

The rainbow also has an indigo color :-) But it's a little difficult to recreate, so you can also omit it.

Preferably use powdered food colours, alternatively you can use gel colours.

To create the colours of the rainbow, the 3 basic colours will be enough: blue, red and yellow! From these you can get purple, green and orange.

Watch out for baking cookies: they should not be coloured on the surface!! Even if they still seem a little soft, it doesn't matter: they will stop hardening as they cool.

The steps in the freezer are essential to keep the biscuits in the right shape.

Translated from the Biscotti arcibaleno
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