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Pot O’ Gold Rainbow Cookies for St. Patrick’s Day

I really thought it couldn’t get any cuter than the Pot O’ Gold Brownie Cups or the St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Snack Cups we recently posted about.

I was wrong.

These Pot O’ Gold Rainbows Cookies rank right up there with the rest! They are so creative and fun!

And here’s the best part: they came to Steph in a dream.

Isn’t that just so great? You know these were meant to be made when it appeared practically as a vision to her! She was so excited she basically couldn’t sleep until she made her dream become a reality. And I was so excited for her to share it with me!

I can’t wait to show you how to quickly throw these together. Start to finish you can be done in 30 minutes. I feel like you can never go wrong with Oreos. But Oreos painted gold and dipped in chocolate? You’ve practically got heaven right there in your hand.

So let’s get going. Once you see how easy these Pot O’ Gold Rainbow Cookies are you’re going to want to make them right now.

Pot O’ Gold Rainbow Cookies

First, grab your ingredients. You’ll need:

  • 12 Oreo cookies
  • 1 can Wilton Color Mist Spray in gold
  • Baker’s Dipping Chocolate
  • 1 tube of frosting (can be any color, we used yellow)
  • Rainbow strip candy

Second, use the Wilton Color Mist spray to magically change the Oreos to gold.

Helpful hint: Use it just like you would use a can of spray paint. Shake it well before using.  Spray at a 45-degree angle. Don’t get too close, don’t spray in one spot too long. Use a back and forth action, instead of directly in one place.  Make sure to cover the surface in case of overspray. 

We were only able to do 12 cookies front and back using one can. If you’d like to use an entire package of Oreos you certainly can, but you’ll need to buy more than one can of gold spray.

One side will be dry within five minutes. You could check them minute by minute if you feel so inclined. It could possibly take less time, but after five minutes they are definitely dry.  

Third, microwave the cup of chocolate. You can find it in the baking aisle near the chocolate chips and baking chocolate bars.  Microwave for 30 seconds, remove and stir, microwave 30 seconds, stir, 30 seconds, stir rapidly and it’s done. It is incredibly convenient to do it this way!

Helpful hint: This type of chocolate cautions not to let it get too hot, because it will become chunky, and you can’t come back from chunky.  If you don’t use it all, which we didn’t by only making 12 cookies, you can cover it with the plastic lid and leave it in the refrigerator for up to two weeks, reheating in the same way. If you choose to do a package of Oreos you’ll most likely use up all of the chocolate.

Fourth, once the cookies are all dipped, chill in the fridge for 10-15 minutes.

Next, while the cookies are chilling, cut the rainbow candy strips.  We cut to 2 inches and think this is a great size in comparison to the cookie, but you can choose the length you like best.

Then, place a small frosting dollop on each rainbow piece.

Place the cookies on each one to make it look like the rainbow is coming into the heap of gold above the pot.  We put ours at an angle, but you could make it look like the rainbow was coming in centered directly above as well. Use your imagination!

Put them back in the fridge for another 10 minutes to set the frosting. And then you’re done!

I think these Pot O’ Gold Rainbow Cookies will be a hit with young and old alike. They are perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day themed party or even just an after-school snack.

So let us know in the comments below what you think or tag us in your pictures when you make them! We can’t wait to see what you create!



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