Thursday

Rainbow Pinwheel Cookies

A friendd & I came across the below cookies on Pintrest. They are originally from this post which leads you to this  this blog. We decided to make them fora Garden Party event we are having at work..
Ingredients used:

  • 1 17.5-oz. bag Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix, mixed according to package directions
    • (or your favorite sugar cookie dough recipe)
  • Liquid food coloring, as desired (McCormick Neon shades work well)
  • Rainbow sprinkles, if desired
how we made them:
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. 
  • Divide dough evenly into five bowls, and color each with a different color liquid food coloring. Roll each color of dough into grape-sized balls. 
  • Combine a ball of each color and quickly roll into a larger ball. 
    • It will look like a little beach ball. 
  • Then roll that ball between your hands and the counter until you have a cylinder about 12 inches long. 
  • Starting from one end, roll the dough into a coil, twisting the cylinder as you go.
  •  Roll edges of the cookie in sprinkles. 
  • Bake the cookies for 10 to 11 minutes, or until done.
Yields: approximately 3 dozen cookies

While ours did not come out exactly like the photo above, we were quite happy with our tie-dyed look!

rather than not share becuase they didn't look exactly like the photo above and call it a pinterest fail. We decided it was a Pinterest win, a new design, and are sharing for you to try! 

27 comments:

  1. AnonymousMay 13, 2014

    *you're

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    1. Try reading the whole thing. "I know it has a grammatical error, we are in the process of getting a new one"

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    2. AnonymousMay 16, 2014

      Could you braid these together too

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  2. AnonymousMay 13, 2014

    Will give them a try, we graduate May 23rd. What a wonderful idea! Thanks

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  3. AnonymousMay 13, 2014

    the first picture and the second picture look absolutely nothing alike.....

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    1. AnonymousMay 15, 2014

      that is what I was thinking too

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    2. Instead of rolling them together in a ball, twist them together. They will look more like the 1st picture

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  4. AnonymousMay 14, 2014

    First picture is before baking second is after. Have you ever baked in your life? Seriously???

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    1. AnonymousMay 14, 2014

      Wow! This is really an ugly response considering she took the time to put together this wonderful recipe and share it. If you've got nothing nice to say ...

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    2. AnonymousMay 14, 2014

      If they are not baked why are they on the cooling rack?

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    3. AnonymousMay 15, 2014

      The first ones are baked. Otherwise they wouldn't have the sprinkles on them. I think the bottom ones look cool also.

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    4. AnonymousMay 15, 2014

      The first ones are baked, the bottom pictures is the same cookies flipped over while finishing cooling after putting on the sprinkles. Lastly, I don't think the person meant to be nasty, I think they were just pointing out what they saw. They were not lying, the images are different. ;)

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    5. AnonymousMay 15, 2014

      I think In the first picture , you use strips of separate coloured dough put together like candy cane swirl to form the cookie .. the second pic, bit of coloured dough mashed together like mosaic swirl in a beach ball, then rolled into singles 12 inch strip to form a cookie .. hope that helps

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    6. Either way... they are awesome!! ...and what a GREAT idea!! I was also thinking, that you could even make the cookies the graduate's school colors. You can use Wilton's color paste (or powder) if you need black, or any other color for that matter.

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  5. Insults are so not needed in this world!

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    1. AnonymousMay 14, 2014

      Agreed - wow, I can't even read the comments on a cookie recipe without seeing the nastiness

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  6. AnonymousMay 14, 2014

    Some dough requires dough to be cool or refridgerated prior to baking so they dont flatten and spread on too thin. This recipe worked wellaking sure dough is refridgerated before overworking it into cylinders

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  7. AnonymousMay 14, 2014

    I totally see what the other person was talking about the top picture looks like they are in a swirl and a cinnamon roll shape and the bottom picture just looks like they're flat

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    1. I thought the same thing and wondered how to make them look more like the top

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    2. AnonymousMay 15, 2014

      I believe the first pic is using a candy cane method of separate strips of dough to form cookie .. the second pic combine the various coloured dough first then rolls it into single 12 inch strip for cookie.

      I've also put together say 10 strings rolled striped of dough place to form one large 'tube' of dough (don't roll the strips together" .. refridgerated , then cut the dough into cross slices of coins as separate cookies... they turn out like polka dot cookies ... Good luck.. Beth

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  8. I tried searching the other sites for the recipes, but had difficulty. Perhaps they were moved after all this time?

    While the cookies at the bottom do not look like the cookies up top (more tie-dyed than anything) I'm sure they are delicious!

    I think when I try these, I'm going to go for the candy-cane spiral look - making individual "cylinders" first, then chilling them, then rolling them into one cylinder, chilling again then baking.

    Overall, I'm excited. Thanks for the great idea - as I teach high school and these would be awesome to make for some of my students who are moving on to bigger and better things.

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    1. Try this site: http://creativehomemakers.blogspot.com/2011/03/rainbow-pinwheel-cookies.html and this site: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/rainbow-swirl-cookies-53420000015686/ . Both have the same recipe and show finished cookies that look more like the top picture after baking. Here is one that has a different recipe that also came out quite nicely (but not perfectly): http://deliciouslydeclassified.com/2013/09/16/dr-seuss-cookies/

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    2. That sounds like a good idea, Stacy...I may try it that way too! :)

      Some people on here are so nasty....I think both "versions" of the cookies look great, just different, and no matter how they turn out looking, I know they all taste good. Unique cookies for the win! :)

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  9. AnonymousMay 14, 2014

    I think this is a great idea. I do agree with putting them in the frig to get cold before baking. I'm going to try making these for my granddaughter. I know they will love them. Thanks for sending this.

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  10. AnonymousMay 14, 2014

    I would be more interested in making the ones in the top picture, they are prettier to me. I wonder how the circular pattern of the dough was obtained. Both are baked and finished product and both look pretty, I just prefer the top picture. Has anyone tried these that can give some helpful hints.

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  11. AnonymousMay 14, 2014

    In order to get the swirled look- like in the top picture, roll thin amounts of each color dough into a long "snake" and twist the doughs together! Then curl the dough starting from the outside going in. This is similar when making pinwheel cookies

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  12. AnonymousMay 18, 2014

    I made these but used my own sugar cookie recipe. Mine looked similar to top picture. Hint is once you color it I rolled it in wax paper and placed in frig. Next morning placed colors next to each other then twisted them and curl. But the trick is cool the batter. If it gets warm again stick it back in frig for an hour.

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