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Valentine's Day Pinwheel

These Valentine's Day Pinwheel Cookies are so mesmerizing and such a cute idea to make and give to a loved one. The beautiful swirl of vibrant pink colors is so eye-popping and even more delicious.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pinwheel Cookies
Servings: 12 cookies
Author: Jill

Ingredients

Cookies:

  • 3 C flour
  • 1 1/2 baking powder
  • 1/2 Kosher salt
  • 1 C white sugar
  • 2 sticks butter - unsalted
  • 2 eggs - large
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Red and pink food coloring

Garnish:

  • Valentine's Day sprinkles

Instructions

Cookies:

  • Add butter and sugar to a large bowl.
  • With an electric mixer cream the two together for five minutes.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla extract to the bowl.
  • Beat to combine.
  • In a second bowl, whisk the dry ingredients together.
  • Add the butter mixture in with the dry ingredients. Mix well.
  • Divide the cookie dough in half.
  • Put one-half of the dough in a separate bowl.
  • Add several drops of red food coloring to one bowl.
  • Use your hands to blend the color throughout the dough.
  • Add several drops of pink food coloring to the second bowl.
  • With your hands work to blend the pink food coloring throughout this bowl of cookie dough.
  • Cut four sheets of parchment paper about 13 in x 11 in.
  • Lay one side of parchment paper on the counter.
  • Put the red colored ball of cookie dough on the center of the parchment paper.
  • Cover with another piece of parchment paper.
  • Use a rolling pin to roll the dough out to 11 in x 9 in about 1⁄4 inches thick.
  • Transfer the parchment paper-covered cookie dough onto a cookie sheet.
  • Repeat this process for the pink cookie dough.
  • Transfer each cookie sheet of cookie dough to the refrigerator for at least 10 minutes.
  • Remove the top layer of parchment paper from the cookie dough.
  • Lightly sprinkle each top layer with water.
  • Place one layer on top of the other layer.
  • Gently press the two layers together.
  • Cut the layers into straight edges on all four sides.
  • Remove the top sheet of parchment paper.
  • With the bottom layer of parchment paper begin to roll it up.
  • Use the parchment paper to pull the dough tight.
  • If the dough tears just squeeze the dough together.
  • Pour the sprinkles onto a platter.
  • Roll the cookie log onto the sprinkles.
  • Use your hands to press the sprinkles into the log.
  • Move the log into the refrigerator, leaving it to chill there for at least 15 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  • Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Slice the log into 1⁄4 inch slices.
  • Place the slices on the parchment paper-lined cookie sheets.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for 10-15 minutes.
  • Allow cooling slightly on the cookie sheets.
  • Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack to cool completely.