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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Independence Day Pinwheel Sugar Cookies

With Independence Day coming up I wanted to do something Patriotic.  Here are my Red, White, and Blue Sugar Cookie Pinwheels.

Sugar Cookies
1 and 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 cup softened butter (2 sticks) - Cream together butter and sugar.  Then add:
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp almond extract
Mix together.
2 and 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cream of tartar
Mix together.  Form into 3 balls.  Dye one ball red, one ball blue, and leave the third plain.  Wrap each dough ball in plastic wrap.  Refridgerate dough balls for at least 2 hours.  Roll out each colored ball and layer onto parchment paper.  Roll.  Cut about 1/4 inch thick sections.  Bake 375 degrees for 7 - 8 minutes.  They go great with frosting and milk.

Mix together butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, almond, and egg.
Flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar.
Mold 3 balls of dough.
Dye two of the balls red and blue and leave one plain.  Wrap dough balls separately in plastic wrap and refridgerate for at least 2 hours.
Roll out each ball of dough and layer on top of each other.  Mine fell apart, so I just pieced them together on top of each other.
Roll dough layers.
Cut out circles.