Pinwheel Cookies

by Laura Carrozza, Jun 13 2017

Barbecue season is here! Time to get the backyard party ready and impress your friends and family with some tasty treats! My guy is the master at the grill, so while he does that, I'm going to be dazzling my guests with the desserts because baking is my thing and I love sweets in general! 

These Pinwheel sugar cookies look hard to make and your guests will think you spent hours making them, but you'll know that they were super easy and took less than an hour to prepare. 

What you'll need:

  • Pre-made sugar cookie dough
  • Red and blue food color
  • Rolling pin
  • Cutting board or wax paper surface

Step One:

Separate sugar cookie dough into three equal sections. Add red food color to one section and then add blue food color to another section, and knead dough until color is blended consistently throughout. Add more color for more intense results. 

pinwheel cookies

Step Two:

Now that you have your red, white and blue dough balls, you will roll them out one at a time and begin layering one on top of the other, trying to keep the same large size consistent. Make sure to use flour on your surface and on the rolling pin to prevent the dough from sticking.


Step Three:

At one end of the dough, begin to roll your dough into the shape of a large log and place in the refrigerator for about an hour. Cutting the dough while it's soft won't give it the same pinwheel effect and may end up blended all the colors together.

pinwheel cookies

Step Four:

After you remove dough from the refrigerator, begin slicing pieces at a 1/4 inch thick and lay out on a oil sprayed cookie sheet and place in the oven for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees. 


Step Five:

After you remove them from the oven, let them rest for a few before you starting inhaling them because they are so super tasty it's not even funny. I "tested" at least 7 of them to make sure they were OK.

pinwheel cookies

These cookies wowed me when I took them out of the oven, made my belly happy and they are sure to impress your guests at your 4th of July gathering! Cheers y'all! 

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