Christmas Pinwheel Cookies

How festive and cute are these little cookies?

You’re going to want to make sure you have lots of milk on hand, for yourself and Santa when you have these cuties around! These cookies are the perfect sugar cookies with a Holiday twist. I’ve been baking up a storm in my kitchen, and this idea has been brewing ever since I saw the many variations on Pinterest. I opted to use my own family sugar cookie dough and just figure out the rest. I love how they turned out.

Ok, so I thought it would be simple enough, and it was up to a point. I made two separate batches of sugar cookie dough, one dyed red and the other left plain. (You could do literally any other color, depending on the occasion.) I put the dough in the fridge to let it firm up. However, I only waited a few hours, and the dough became really soft much too quickly to withstand trial and error. So, let the dough stay in the fridge over night. You will have a much easier time rolling out the dough and figuring out a system.


I cut each batch in half , so after everything was completed I had two separate logs. I coated one in crushed up candy-canes, the other in Christmas sprinkles. Have fun with it! However, if you’re going to go with the candy-canes, place the cookies on wax paper before you bake because the candy will melt and stick to the sheet, making it a hot mess when you’re trying to peel them off. (Not that I know from experience or anything…)

Not only is this dough delicious, but it’s so simple! You can’t go wrong with this basic recipe. Our family uses it every year! It’s a gem. You’re welcome.

If you’re looking for a fun project for the family and more cookies to fill up Santa’s plate, try these out. You’ll love them! Here’s the recipe.

Christmas Pinwheel Cookies by A Slice of Bri

1 stick butter

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

2 tsp. vanilla extract

2 1/2 cups sifted flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 375 F degrees.

Mix together the butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla thoroughly in an electric mixer. In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Slowly add the flour mixture to the batter until all is incorporated. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill over night.

Repeat this recipe again, except add the food coloring to the butter mixture to desired color. Then continue with the flour mixture and chill over night.

Once the dough is chilled, cut each segment in half. Roll out the plain dough to about 1/8 inch thick, then roll out the colored dough the same way. Place the colored dough right on top of the plain and cut any pieces off the sides that don’t match up. Start rolling the dough together, lengthwise. Wrap the dough again in plastic wrap, and place back in the fridge until firm. Fill a small cookie sheet with toppings and roll the log until the sides are covered. Cut cookies with a serrated knife and place on wax paper covered cookie sheet. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes. Have fun and enjoy!


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1 Response to Christmas Pinwheel Cookies

  1. Donna says:

    Yum! I’ll be right over with the milk!!

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