Fourth of July Red White and Blue Pinwheel Cookies


Delicious red, white and blue pinwheel cookies coated in patriotic sprinkles – Patriotic Pinwheel Cookies are the perfect dessert for patriotic holidays!


– 3 cups all-purpose flour – 1 tsp baking powder – ½ tsp salt – 1 cup butter at room temperature – 1½ cups granulated sugar – 2 large eggs – 2 tsp vanilla extract – 1 tsp red gel food coloring I used super red and blue gel food coloring I used navy blue – patriotic sprinkles if desired


Combine main cookie ingredients as you would for a standard cookie recipe. NO food coloring yet!


Separate your dough into three equal parts. Flatten one ball of dough into a disk or rectangle, wrap it in plastic wrap, and set it in the fridge.


Color one of the remaining portions of dough red, and one blue. Use the mixer to beat the color into the dough until you have reached the desired shade of each color.


Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for an hour or two.


Roll out each ball of dough to about ⅛ – ¼" thick, and stack them one on top of the other (I did red on the bottom, followed by white, and then blue). Trim edges with a pizza cutter.


If desired – Pour some sprinkles into your hand & brush the outside of the dough with a bit more water and then press the sprinkles into the outside of the dough log.


Roll the dough into a log, wrap in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.


Preheat oven to 350. Cut the log of dough into ¼ – ½" thick cookies and place on a parchment lined baking sheet – approx 2 inches apart. The thinner the blade used to slice them, the better.


Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes, or until no longer shiny on top.

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