Christmas Pinwheel Cookies


Best Ever Sugar Cookie Dough (or your favorite)

red food coloring (gel is best)

Christmas nonpareil sprinkles (they are the little balls)


Separate dough into 2 halves. Add red food coloring to one half. Add 1/2 of your cookie dough to a stand mixer and add red food coloring until your mixture reaches your desired color. You can also knead food coloring into dough until completely combined if you do not have a stand mixer.

Place red cookie dough on parchment paper. Roll red cookie dough to about 1/4 inch thick rectangle. Set aside.

Place plain cookie dough on parchment paper (or wax paper). Roll plain cookie dough out to about 1/4 inch thick rectangle. Stack cookie dough sheets on top of one another with the parchment on the outside.

Remove the top parchment and roll over the dough gently with a rolling pin (to help the 2 doughs become one). Begin on one end and roll the cookie dough into a log (removing the remaining paper as you go). If the dough is too soft to work with, refrigerate for 30 minutes and then try again.

Once dough is formed into a log, wrap tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Meanwhile: pour sprinkles into a cookie sheet. Unwrap dough and roll into sprinkles. Rewrap and refrigerate 3 hours to overnight.

Preheat oven to 350ºF.

Slice cookies and place on cookie sheet about 1 inch apart. Bake according to your sugar cookie directions or until the cookies feel set.

Allow to cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet and then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.


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