These Christmas Pinwheel Cookies might just be the most festive cookies you’ll make this holiday season! Three colors of buttery dough are rolled up into a log, revealing a colorful pinwheel inside when sliced and baked.
Prep Time30 minutesmins
Cook Time10 minutesmins
Keyword: christmas cookies, cookies, pinwheel cookies
Author: Kasey Schwartz
2cupsall-purpose flourplus more for dusting
1 1/2sticks12 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
1teaspoonpure vanilla extract
1/4teaspoonred food coloring
1/4teaspoongreen food coloring
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla.
In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
Divide dough into three portions. Tint one portion red and one portion green and leave one portion plain.
Roll out each portion between waxed paper into a 9x6-in. rectangle. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Remove waxed paper. Layer the dough in order of red, white, and then green.
Roll up tightly jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; wrap in plastic. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.
Preheat the oven to 375°. Unwrap and cut pinwheel and checkerboard dough into 1/4-in. slices. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool.