Christmas Pinwheel Cookies

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Pinwheel cookies
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
refrigerating the dough 2 hours
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 15
Calories 277kcal
Author Chichi Uguru


  • 1 Cup/2 sticks salted butter
  • 1 Cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • Red gel food color
  • Green gel food color


  • Cream butter and sugar till fluffy,
  • Add the vanilla extract and beat in the egg.
  • Add the flour and baking powder. Mix till dough comes together.
  • Divide dough into two color one red and the other green then wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours
  • After 2 hrs, bring out green dough and roll into a square or rectangle set aside and roll out the red dough to the same size
  • Brush the surface of the green dough square lightly with egg white or water to help the other colored dough stick.
  • Gently lift the red colored dough and place it over the green dough lightly pressing down to help it stick.
  • Roll up tightly to form a log. wrap in a plastic wrap again and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350*F
  • Get the dough log out of the refrigerator, slice the dough into quarter inch circles.
  • Transfer to a lined baking sheet and bake for 15 - 18 mins
  • Allow to cool. Enjoy