Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Summertime Pinwheel Icebox Cookies

Summertime Pinwheel Icebox Cookies

I love cookies! I made these delicious cookies last week and they didn't last long around here. I always seem to have problems when I try to make icebox cookies that you roll up and slice. I can never get them as perfect as I want them to be! These turned out okay, I thought they were going to be much worse. At least they still tasted great! 

I was trying to pick two summery colors and decided on orange and purple. You, of course, can pick any two colors you would like. These would be perfect for any holiday, just use holiday colors for them! I love the peppermint taste they have, but if you don't care for that you can also leave the peppermint out.

Summertime Pinwheel Icebox Cookies (adapted from Just a Taste)
  • 3 Cups Flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/ 2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1 1/3 Cups Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon Peppermint Extract
  • Food Coloring 
1. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.

2. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until it is light and fluffy. Add in the eggs plus the vanilla and peppermint extracts.

3. Add in the flour mixture and mix well.

4. Separate the dough into three equal pieces. Add food coloring to two of them to get your desired color. 

5. Shape each piece into a 4x4 inch square, wrap it in plastic wrap and place them in the fridge for 30 minutes.

6. Remove the dough from the fridge and cut each square in half to form two rectangles. Place one half of each color back in the fridge for now. Place one color of dough in between two pieces of wax paper and roll out into a rectangle about 1/8 thick. Do the same with the other two colors.

7. Peel off one side of wax paper and place the three layers of color on top of each other. Roll lightly.

8. Starting at the short end, roll the dough as tightly as possible into a log. Repeat the rolling and stacking process with the other half of the dough you have in the fridge. Wrap both logs in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour. 

9. Remove the logs and roll them on the counter so they don't develop a flat side. Refrigerate for 4 more hours. 

10. When you are ready to bake them, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Slice each log into 1/4 inch slices and bake 9 to 11 minutes. The cookies will expand slightly when baking, so place them about 2 inches apart. 

Hopefully yours turned out better than mine! Enjoy your summertime cookies!


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  1. So pretty! I think I am going to have to try these with variations of pink for my daughter. I just love the swirl effect!
    Karen's Soiree

  2. Those are beautiful. I'm pining.

    Also, if you get a chance, link these up to our bloghop! I think itwould be very popular.


  3. Those cookies are so cute! They would be adorable with a sucker stick in the bottom (they remind me of the big, pinwheel suckers). LOVE!

    1. They would be! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  5. These are so much fun! I think they would look really neat for Halloween too. I'd love for you to link these up to our All Things Thursday Blog Hop going on right now. Hope to see you there!

    1. That would be a great idea! Have a great week :)

  6. These are so pretty! I've pinned these to have a go with my step-daughters some time over the summer, thanks for the recipe :)

    Jess xo

    1. Thanks for the pin! I hope they enjoy making them!

  7. I am visiting today from the Raising Imperfection hop. These are nice and colorful and I know the kiddos would love 'em. :)

  8. These cookies looks so cute! I love how colorful they are! Thanks for the recipe!

  9. I love how colorful they are!

    Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
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  10. These look so cool my kids would love them :)

  11. Stephanie, these are wonderful cookies and we love the color you used for them-thanks for sharing.

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  12. These look like they would make a great colorful addition to any party.

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