Christmas Pinwheel Sugar Cookies

INGREDIENTS

  • your favorite sugar cookie dough
  • red food coloring (gel is best)
  • Christmas nonpareil sprinkles (they are the little balls)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. 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. 
  2. Place red cookie dough on parchment paper. Roll red cookie dough to about 1/4 inch thick rectangle. Set aside. 
  3. 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. 
  4. 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 dough is too soft to work with, refrigerate for 30 minutes and then try again.
  5. Once dough is formed into a log, wrap tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  6. Meanwhile: pour sprinkles into a cookie sheet. Unwrap dough and roll into sprinkles. Rewrap and refrigerate 3 hours to overnight.
  7. Preheat oven to 350ºF. 
  8. Slice cookies and place on cookie sheet about 1 inch apart. Bake according to your sugar cookie directions or until the cookies feel set. 
  9. Allow to cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet and then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  10. Enjoy!

This article and recipe adapted from this site

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