pinwheel cookies

In honor of Flag Day (June 14th) my boys and I decided to make these cute cookies.  I had wanted to try and do some type of pinwheel cookies but all of the recipes I found seemed really complicated.

So, I simplified and decided to just use refrigerated cookie dough from the grocery store (something I rarely do).  And these turned out cute.  Just FYI you could totally make these with your own favorite sugar cookie recipe.

I just bought 3 tubes of cookie dough and used my food processor to mix them with food coloring.

Then I rolled them out really flat and put each color into a cookie sheet that was lined with wax paper.Pinwheel cookies

I refrigerated them for a couple of hours and then carefully took the red and blue layers and stacked them on top of the white layer.  Using the wax paper to help me, I rolled them up like cinnamon rolls and rolled the entire roll in red, white and blue sprinkles.

 pinwheel cookies

Then I covered the roll in wax paper and chilled for an hour or so, until it was pretty hard and cut the roll with a knife I had run under warm water making these pretty little pinwheels.

Pinwheel cookies

Bake at 350° for 10-12 mins depending on your oven.Pinwheel cookies


A cookie can’t get more patriotic than that!

If you like these, you might like Firecracker Cookies and Cookie Pops.

And for some festive food ideas check out festive fruit rockets and patriotic pasta.

And for a fun patriotic craft try making firecrackers out of toothpaste boxes.