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  • Writer's pictureSamantha Dawn

Sugar Cookie Swirls

Found this recipe on Pinterest, and it was weird. I liked the concept of swirled cookies, but she just said to use your favourite sugar cookie. Well I didn't have one, so I used this recipe I found online and I wrote the recipe down and X'ed out of my screen, so I'm not sure who made this cookie recipe.

It makes about 24 cookies.



- 1 cup of butter, softened

- 1 cup of sugar

- 1 large egg

- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

- 3 cups of flour

- 1 teaspoon of baking powder

- Red and green food colouring

Equipment: - Hand mixer

- Two bowls

- Rolling pin

- Parchment paper

Instruction: 1) Beat butter and sugar together. Beat in egg and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder. Beat everything in together.

2) Split the dough into three balls about the same size. Take one ball place it into a bowl and add red food colouring, knead the ball of dough until all the food colouring has blended in. Do the same with the green colouring.

3) Once the doughs are all kneaded, wrap each ball with cling wrap and chill for a few hours.

4) Make a parchment paper sandwich with each ball of dough and roll them out to a rectangle. You may need to play around with the dough to get the right shape. Roll them out very thinly as well because you will be layering them.

5) Preheat oven to 350F. Here comes the tricky part, layering the dough. I very gently laid each layer of dough on to the other one. Once they were layered, I used another piece of parchment paper to roll this into a roll. It does not roll very easily, so this is kind of like wrapping a sushi roll with a bamboo mat. Roll the longest side, like a Pillsbury cookie dough tube.

6) Cut the cookies into less than a quarter inch. If there are holes in the swirl, re-twist the cut section and push it down with the palm of your hand. Then you can add sprinkles to the edges.

7) Bake until very lightly golden brown, but just barely. Cool and enjoy!


Thanks for reading,



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