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.

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Seaside Baker, written by Jackie Bruchez, is a blog with all kinds of festive recipes. Jackie has always been fascinated by food, and about 5 years ago, Jackie's husband gifted her with a new camera and a domain name for Christmas. This is where The Seaside Baker came to life. Since then, Jackie has created more than 500 hundred drool-worthy recipes. Jackie loves to use her travels abroad and her Italian upbringing as her main sources of inspiration. You can find Jackie either in her own garden or at the Farmer's Market every Saturday followed by a full day in the kitchen on Sunday creating something delicious.