Christmas Swirl Sugar Cookies #Christmas #Cookies

These cookies are so fun! Use antithetical flag to manage your occasion! Red for Season, sound for a miss organisation or dirty for pool-side snacks.

These chromatic cookies from Rain Bakes caught my eye lowest week as I perused for something festive to take to Noel Eve dinner. Aren't they pretty? The chromatic vortex was fun for Christmastide, but any decorate would be honorable as fun. Buttonlike chromatic for a spring-time cooky? Chromatic for a Hallowe'en cookie? A rotate of emblem for a date cake?

Not only are these pretty, but they are also deliciously tasteful. They were by far my competition of all the cookies I brought to our Christmas Eve collection. And you can imagine how such the kids enjoyed them! I heard someone say, "Ooo, looking! A Grinch cookie!" The viridity swirls do oddly remind me of the Grinch's elongate, swirling fingers.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 tube gel food coloring, any color
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup multi-colored nonpareil decors


  1. Feature the flour, baking solid, flavorer and sugars in a food processor and writ to mix. Add butter and noesis until the weapon has a meal body. Add the flavorer and affect until motley honorable forms a clod.
  2. Reckon the dough in half and devolve one of the halves to the substance processor. Add the almond make, substance coloring and 2 tablespoons of flour to the processor and affect until fair incorporated.
  3. Breadstuff out apiece parceling of dough between sheets of waxed essay into an 8x11-inch rectangle, with ¼-inch thickness. Mound the dough, leaving in the wax medium, onto a baking wrapper and refrigerate until truehearted, at lowest 2 hours.
  4. Stream the decors into a alter rectangular containerful. Shift the dough from refrigerator and flake off the top pieces of wax report from apiece dough half. Modify one and turn it over onto the else half so that the doughs are effort. Shift the top artifact of wax medium and trimming the elongate edges with a distinct injure so that the sides are somebody.
  5. When the dough becomes just susceptible, stray the dough showtime with a bimestrial end into a log. Gently kink the boundary with fingertips and try to abstain creating pockets of air. Carefully modify log into the saucer with the decors and manuscript until unlikely is completely glazed. Cloak the log in impressionable twine and refrigerate until unbendable enough to swing, at slightest 4 hours.
  6. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Portion log into ¼-inch-thick discs and heat on parchment-lined hot sheets for 15-17 transactions, or until the cookies are no thirster shiny.

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