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Pinwheel Cookies

Pinwheel Cookies

I have been wanting to make these pinwheel cookies for a while, and my daughters birthday this weekend was the perfect excuse.  They are probably not for you if you are not into using food colouring, but they are perfect for a bit of fun once in a while.  I decided on pink and green to match the watermelon coloured cake my daughter asked for, but you can use any colours you like, and as many colours as you like, it doesn’t just have to be two.  The cookies also taste fantastic!

Pinwheel Cookies

Pinwheel Cookies

Ingredients

  • 250g butter, softened
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • food colouring, optional
  • sprinkles, optional

Instructions

In a stand mixer, beat the butter and sugar for a few minutes until light and fluffy. Add the eggs on at a time, beating between each addition. Add the vanilla and beat again.
Add the flour, baking powder and salt and mix again until the mixture begins to form a dough. If you are using food colouring add it at this stage, dividing the dough if using more than one colour.
Knead the dough lightly, before wrapping in cling wrap and placing in the fridge for half an hour.
Roll out each colour of dough to around 3mm thickness. Place the dough one on top of the other, flattening slightly with a rolling pin.
Roll the dough into a log, rolling in sprinkles at this stage if using them. Cut the dough into rounds, and place them on a lined baking tray.
Bake at 160c for 12-15 minutes, watching carefully to avoid too much browning. Remove cookies when they are just cooked and still pale.
Allow to cool before serving.

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