Friday, January 16, 2015

Swirled Sugar Cookies


I use my basic sugar cookie recipe to make all sorts of treats.  From football sugar cookies, to heart-shaped sugar cookies, to swirled, it’s a great recipe to have on hand and modify to suit your needs.  Follow along for a quick tutorial on making these colorful swirled cookies using this sugar cookie recipe for the dough (and baking instructions), sure to please all your sweet tooth needs!
Swirled Sugar Cookies~ The Dreams Weaver
Make up a batch of sugar cookie dough, divide and place into 2 separate bowls. 
Swirled Sugar Cookies~ The Dreams Weaver
Knead food coloring into one of the parts of dough.  I made one half aqua and left the other half as is.  Chill the dough in the fridge for an hour or even overnight.
Swirled Sugar Cookies~ The Dreams Weaver
On a lightly floured surface, roll out each ball of dough separately to about 1/4" thickness.
Swirled Sugar Cookies~ The Dreams Weaver
Apply a little water to the colored layer of dough to help the layers stick together. Lay the uncolored dough on top of the darker colored layer of dough.  

Swirled Sugar Cookies~ The Dreams Weaver
Trim the edges so you end up with a neat rectangle.

Swirled Sugar Cookies~ The Dreams Weaver
Save the scraps!  You can still bake the scraps up into yummy cookies!  They’ll just look ‘marbled’.

Start rolling your dough gently from one of the wider ends, brushing water on the dough as you roll it up.  Once it’s rolled up, you can work the log to even it out if the middle is thicker then the ends, and to even out any gaps.

Swirled Sugar Cookies~ The Dreams Weaver
Pour out some sprinkles, brush the outside of the log more water and roll it in the sprinkles.  Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and freeze for an hour, or stick in the fridge for a couple hours.

Swirled Sugar Cookies~ The Dreams Weaver
Once chilled, slice the dough with a sharp, thin blade into 1/4" rounds.
Swirled Sugar Cookies~ The Dreams Weaver
Bake according to recipe directions.  Voila!  Pretty, swirly cookies!
Swirled Sugar Cookies~ The Dreams Weaver
Enjoy!

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