Christmas Pinwheel Cookies

Prep Time: 3 hours 20 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours 30 minutes 

Serves: 36





  • Preheat oven to 350⁰F. Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Prep green dough: in a large bowl, mix 1 package cookie mix, 1 egg, 1/3 cup butter, and 10 drops green food dye until dough forms. Set aside. 
  • Prep red dough: in a large bowl, mix second package cookie mix, egg, 1/3 cup butter, and 10 drops red food dye until dough forms. 
  • On one of the baking sheets, roll out green dough into a 16 in. x 12 in. rectangle, about 1/8 in. thick. Repeat with red dough on the second baking sheet 
  • Place red dough onto green dough; peel away parchment. 
  • Beginning from the horizontal side closest to you, roll dough into a tight log. 
  • Pour nonpareils onto the third baking sheet and roll the log in the nonpareils to coat
  • Wrap log tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate 3 hours or overnight. After cooled, slice log into ¼ in. pieces and place 1 in. apart on lined cookie sheet. 
  • Bake 9-11 minutes, or until edges are slightly brown.