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Pinwheel Sugar Cookies

25 Dec

Christmas is here, and despite my resolution of not indulging my sweet tooth, I couldn’t ignore the urge to bake. After all, after christmas comes new year and I can renew my resolution then 😀 I had been browsing for sugar cookies for a long time now, and I find the idea of prepare-freeze-bake on demand cookies exceptional. It saves time, and one can still boast of baking them up from scratch, not to mention, they are delectable.

My husband who usually doesn’t like anything too sweet, loved them. In fact, I had to ask him to leave them alone till I could get a few pictures for the blog. It is one of the easiest cookie recipes and they looked so pretty too. Check out for yourself.

Sugar Cookie

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • few drops of red/green food color

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside. Sift flour and baking powder in a bowl and set it aside as well.

Sugar Cookie

In a separate bowl, beat butter till it is creamy, then add sugar and beat again, till its light and fluffy.  Add the egg yolk and beat until it is well incorporated. Add the vanilla essence and milk and mix it well.

Sugar Cookie

Add the dry ingredients in parts and mix the batter well after each addition. The end product would be dough like and will leave the sides of the bowl. Remove about 3/4 of the dough and add a food coloring of your choice. Blend the dough well, so that its of uniform color. Lay out a sheet of parchment paper and roll the dough into a rectangular/square shape. On a new sheet of parchment paper toll out the colored dough into the exact same shape and size. Flip the colored dough onto the original vanilla dough and roll the layers into a log. Wrap the log tightly in a parchment paper and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Sugar Cookie

Whenever you want to bake the cookies, take them out of the refrigerator and let them thaw enough so that you can cut them into 1 inch slices. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degree fahrenheit.

Place these slices on the baking sheet we prepared and bake in the oven at 350 degree fahrenheit for 20-25 minutes or until the edges start coloring ever so slightly.   Take them off the sheet and let them cool on a wire rack.

Eat them warm, eat them cold, eat them however you want, I will guarantee you won’t eat just one!! Well, it is holiday time 🙂 ,  and what are gyms for after all :D.

Wish everyone Merry Christmas and happy holidays 🙂

 

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