Recipe: Pinwheel Cookies

I made this recipe for a party and just when I thought they weren’t going to look alright they actually came out nice and actually delicious. I know these are all around Pintrest but they actually make pretty good cookies. I overcooked them a bit so don’t make my mistake! Be sure and chill before rolling and also to only cook them as long as the recipe says, they will not look done when they come out of the oven but they firm up as they cool.

Pinwheel Cookies
Yields 36
  1. 3 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  3. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  4. 1 cup butter, softened
  5. 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  6. 2 eggs
  7. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  8. food coloring
  1. In a large bowl, cream together the softened butter and the sugar. Once smooth, add the eggs, vanilla and combine well.
  2. Add the flour, salt and baking powder butter mixture and mix until the dough is smooth and flour is fully incorporated.
  3. Split the dough in half (or in third if making three stripes) and color half the dough with a few drops of food coloring.
  4. Cover each color separately with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour up to overnight.
  5. When ready to roll, lightly flour surface, roll out each ball of dough separately to about 1/4 inch thickness.
  6. Roll the lighter color dough around the rolling pin and transfer it on top of the other layer of dough.
  7. Trim the edges and then start gently start rolling your dough to form the pinwheel.
  8. Spill out some sprinkles onto the counter, brush the outside of the dough ‘log’ with a bit of water and roll it in the sprinkles. Chill the dough in plastic wrap for 10 to 20 minutes until firm enough to cut.
  9. Slice the dough into rounds to your desired thickness then bake at 350 F for approximately 8-10 minutes.
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