Monday, December 19, 2011

Colorful Spiral Cookies


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I saw these cookies on Kara B's facebook and fell in love with them.  I think the spiral dough is neat and I love the pink, red and white sprinkles on the sides of the cookie.  

I have something to confess though....I did not follow the directions in the recipe.  It says to mix these up in a food processor and I did not want to dig mine out so I just mixed them like I would a regular cookie recipe starting with creaming the butter and sugar and then going from there.  They turned out just fine.

I baked cookies all day yesterday and today I made 2 batches of fudge.  I have more to make but I am taking a break...I will be back in the kitchen tomorrow.

I have lots to share with you this week so keep checking back!

Colorful Spiral Cookies
Inspired by Kara B
adapted from Sprinkle Bakes

2 C flour
½ t baking powder
¼ t salt
⅔ C powdered sugar
¼ C granulated sugar
2½ sticks butter
2 t vanilla
2 T flour
1½ C multi-colored nonpareil decors
food coloring of choice for spiral color

Cream butter and sugars until smooth.  Add vanilla and mix well.  Mix in the 2 C flour, baking powder, and salt.
Divide the dough into 2 equal portions.  Return one portion to the mixer and add 2 T flour and your choice of food coloring color.  Mix until flour is incorporated and dough is the color you want.
Roll our each portion of dough between 2 sheets of wax paper.  You want a rectangle 11 x 8 1/2  inches by 1/8 inch thick.  Refrigerate until firm.
Place white dough on table and take off the top sheet of wax paper and lightly wet the dough.  Take the top sheet of wax paper off of the colored dough and flip the colored dough on top of the white dough.  Let sit until it is soft enough to roll the dough from the long to short end like a jelly roll.
Pour colored nonpareils in a dish, roll the dough log in the nonpareils until the sides are coated.
Slice cookies 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick.  Place on Parchment lined cookie sheets at 325 degrees for 15 to 17 minutes.