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A few weeks ago my 12 year old son reminded me of the rainbow hamantaschen I made for him when he was 3.  They were not quite rainbow – but more like marbled with rainbow colors .He actually described them as the tie dye cookies.  We made them because at the time he was obsessed with playdough and I thought it would be fun to bake some “playdough” like cookies. Well I thought they would be fun to make again.   My family’s Hamantaschen dough recipe does not have any butter in it so I find that it is tougher to get a sold color with the food color as you would with other dough recipes.

To make these cookies follow my Hamantaschen dough recipe or yours. Divide the dough into 7 balls and add a drop or two of GEL food coloring. Wearing gloves (unless you want rainbow hands to match) knead the coloring into the dough. Once you have 7 colored balls divided each in half.

Tie Dye Rainbow Hamantaschen

Line a bread pan with plastic wrap.

Roll each ball of colored dough out so that it will fit into the bottom of the bread pan. Layer each color on top of one another and freeze dough for at least one hour.  Remove from freezer, let stand 5 to 10 minutes.

Tie Dye Rainbow Hamantaschen

Slice the loaf into 1/2 inch slices. Gently roll out each slice and cut out your circles.

Tie Dye Rainbow Hamantaschen

Fill,pinch and bake according to your dough directions. Cool on a wire rack.

Tie Dye Rainbow Hamantaschen

Tie Dye Rainbow Hamantaschen

Enjoy!