I have so many things on my "to make" list and I swear that list is getting longer by the day… lol.  I must have over a 100 recipes and ideas that I want to tackle Confused smile

These pinwheel cookies were on that list and I thought it is the season for baking. So, let's make these and finally, I can cross them off my list Smile

For something that's so simple to prepare, they make quite an impression!

They are cute and colorful with endless possibilities for designs and colors. I have seen these shaped as candy canes and twisted Santa sticks and even some that have a checkerboard pattern.

My cookies ended up more like oval shaped pinwheels rather rather than round shaped pinwheels…lol.

But... who cares?!

Round or oval...they still looked very pretty…hehe. No wonder they are so popular during Christmas time! Winking smile

Well, here are the steps for you to make these cookies too:

Step 1:
Prepare dough for sugar cookies. I made two batches of my small batch of sugar cookie recipe coz I was gonna keep some for myself and give some to my friend. 

Divide the dough into three balls and color each with a different color: green, red, blue.

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Step 2:
Roll out each ball of dough and place them on top of each other like a stack of papers. Make sure your "stack" is sitting on a sheet of wax paper.
Tip: Roll out your dough on a sheet of wax paper and then just flip it over...it's easier to “stack” this way.

pinwheel sugar cookies 2

Step 3:
Now, start rolling your "stack" of rolled-out cookie dough. 
Use the sheet of wax paper from the base to help you roll. Just make sure it doesn't roll into your dough...hehe

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Step 4:
Chill in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight until it gets firm.

Then, use a very sharp knife and start slicing your roll of cookie dough. Don't slice too thick or else it would takes ages for these cookies to bake properly!

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Step 5:
Bake these cookies at 350 degrees for 6 minutes then rotate your tray and bake for another 3 minutes.

Your baking time may vary depending on the thickness of your cookies and the type of oven you use.

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And you are done!

That wraps things up for today. Hope you try these out. They taste just as good as they look!

I am thinking of making a Christmas themed cake for my next posting. So, stay tuned for that…

Until then, happy baking Smile


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