Red, White & Blue Pinwheel Cookies
An easy to follow recipe
Perfect for your 4th of July Celebrations!!
- 5 C flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 C soft unsalted butter
- 2 C granulated sugar
- 4 eggs
- Red & Blue gel food coloring
- Cream the soft butter with the sugar until the combination is smooth not grainy to the touch in a mixing bowl.
- Add all 4 eggs at one time…Continue to mix. -Add the vanilla.. Continue mixing.
- Sift the four, baking powder, and salt together.
- Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.
- Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.
- Divide your batter into thirds.
- Place in separate bowls.
- In bowl #1 add red gel food coloring. Using your hands to knead the dough to make sure the color is even throughout.
- In bowl#2 add the blue gel food coloring. Using your hands to knead the dough to make sure the color is even throughout.
- In bowl #3 the color remains as it is.
- Remove each of the balls of colored dough from their bowls and wrap tightly in plastic wrap.
- Place in the refrigerator for at least one hour or overnight.
- Remove from the refrigerator.
- Select your main color which will be the outside roll of the pinwheel.
- Flour 3 cutting boards and rolling pin.
- Taking your primary colored chilled dough and cover it with flour.. Using your rolling pin flatten (roll) out that dough. Leave on that cutting board.
- Taking your secondary colored dough and cover it with flour… Using your rolling pin flatten (roll) out that dough.
- Taking your third dough out (white) and cover it with flour… Using your rolling pin flatten (roll) out that dough.
- Using a metal spatula to lift up the #3 (white) rolled out dough.
- Lay that batter on the top of your primary dough. (Red)
- Using a metal spatula to lift up the #2 (blue) rolled out dough.
- Lay that dough( blue) on the top of the white dough.
- Using your rolling pin roll the two together… Cut away any extra chilled dough.
- Roll the combined chilled dough into one log.
- Wrap this log with plastic wrap closing both ends.
- Place in your freezer for about one hour.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Take out of your freezer and remove the plastic wrap, cutting the dough into 2 inch pieces, keeping the shape of a circle.
- Place the cut slices on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
- Bake at the 350 degrees for 18- 20 more minutes or until they are slightly brown on the bottom.