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Rainbow Pinwheel Cookies

  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 14

The super-easy method behind these colorful swirled cookies will take your sugar cookie game to a whole new level! MORE + LESS -

Michelle P
March 7, 2017


bag (17.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix, mixed per package directions
Betty Crocker Neon and Classic Gel Food Colors, as desired
Rainbow sprinkles, if desired


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  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350°F. Divide dough evenly into five bowls, and color each with a different color liquid food coloring. (We used Betty Crocker neon shades in pink, green, blue and purple, as well as the yellow from a standard pack). Roll each color dough into 14 grape-sized balls.
  • 2
    Combine a ball of each color and quickly roll into a larger ball. It will look like a little beachball made of cookie dough.
  • 3
    Then roll that ball between your hands and the counter or cutting board until you have a cylinder about 6 inches long.
  • 4
    Starting from one end of the cylinder, roll the dough into a coil, twisting the cylinder as you go. Roll edges of the cookie in sprinkles.Repeat with remaining cookies.
  • 5
    Bake cookies 10-11 minutes, or until done (fully done middle with the barest touch of golden brown on the edges).

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More About This Recipe
  • A little food coloring is all takes to step up your sugar cookie game. Step it waaaay up! The technique for assembling these Rainbow Pinwheel Cookies could not be easier. No precise measurement, rolling pin action, or squaring-off of dough blocks is required. If the dough starts to get a little soft while you're coloring it, pop the balls into the fridge for about 20 minutes to firm back up. The twisting step is key: it's what gives the cookies their zany candy-stripe, pinwheel effect. Finally, dip the edges of the cookies in sprinkles and bake. Easy peasy! This method would be a hit for making cookies in holiday colors or for themed/game day parties. We hope you enjoy it!
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