Holiday Pinwheel Cookies Recipe
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Holiday Pinwheel Cookies Recipe

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Little helpers will have a blast helping to create these adorable pinwheels. They're an absolute cinch to make! —Karen Moore, Jacksonville, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:56 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 56 servings


  • 1 tube (16-1/2 ounces) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons red colored sugar
  • 3 tablespoons green colored sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 91 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 71mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. Let cookie dough stand at room temperature for 5-10 minutes to soften. On a floured surface, knead cookie dough and enough flour to make dough easy to handle.
  2. Divide dough in half. Roll one portion on a sheet of waxed paper into a 12x7-in. rectangle. Sprinkle with red sugar. Using waxed paper, roll up tightly jelly-roll style, starting with a short side, removing paper as you roll. Wrap in plastic wrap. Repeat with remaining dough and green sugar. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°. Unwrap and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 7-9 minutes or until edges are light brown. Cool 1 minute before removing from pans to wire racks. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 4-1/2 dozen.
Editor’s Note: This recipe was tested with Pillsbury refrigerated sugar cookie dough; results may vary when using a different product.
Originally published as Holiday Pinwheel Cookies in Simple & Delicious October/November 2011, p13

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whoareyou User ID: 6267793 179799
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2013

"F likes them"

juliejl User ID: 1020373 186033
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2012

"I love the idea, the cookies were pretty good, but impossible to roll. Where did someone get the idea that little kids could do it?"

Cheryl70 User ID: 4885867 194124
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2012

"We tried this recipe teice didnt like the way it rolled up. The idea is nice, but the execution was awful"

ukgirly User ID: 6264811 179797
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2011

"No matter what I tried this dough would not roll :("

ukgirly User ID: 6264811 179796
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

"Awful! Doesn't work at all :("

galedia User ID: 6124326 180791
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

"Adding the 1/2 cup flour made the dough to dry to roll, but when left out the refrigerated dough still wouldn't roll. I ended up making batches of sprinkle filled cookies that looked horrible and tasted store bought."

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