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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