Saturday, March 30, 2013

Pinwheel Cookies

I can't seem to get enough of these cute little cookies.  They are so colorful and fun and the perfect cookie for spring!  And they're pretty darn tasty, too.  The kids devoured them and were quite upset when they were gone.  I told them I'd make some more, so I guess it's back to the kitchen I go.

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 cup flour
Food coloring

In a large bowl cream butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla. Mix until combined, then add dry ingredients. Mix until ingredients are well combined. Divide dough in half. Add food coloring to one of the pieces and mix until dough is evenly colored. Tear off a piece of waxed paper and place the uncolored dough onto the waxed paper.  Cover with another piece of waxed paper and roll into a thin rectangle (about 1/8 inch thick).  Repeat with colored dough.  Carefully remove the waxed paper from the dough and stack the colored dough on top of the uncolored dough and trim the edges.  Tightly roll from the long edge like a jelly roll.  Once the dough is rolled up, pour sprinkles onto a piece of plastic wrap and roll the dough in the sprinkles.  Wrap dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.  Slice dough into 1/4 inch slices and place on a greased cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 for 8 to 10 minutes.

Recipe adapted from my Unicorn Poop Cookies.

1 comment:

  1. You know I've always made pinwheels at Christmas with chocolate/vanilla dough, but have never thought to change it up like you have--clever idea and it makes the most adorable Spring cookies! Happy Holiday, XOXO


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