If you’re anything like me, you like to stick to the four main food groups—CANDY, CANDY CANES, CANDY CORN, and SYRUP. Especially when it comes to the holidays, I basically thrive on sweets alone. On the other side of the scale, I fully support the practice of “balance being key”. That’s why I enjoy my salads and drink my green juice…while also eating my weight in sugary carbs…oh well!!
Whether you’re a fan of sugar or not, can we just take a minute to appreciate these cookies!? Please.
5 hours. It took us 5 hours from start to finish to create these bad boys!! (all from scratch of course) Knowing my luck in the kitchen, I’m still a little in shock that these worked out so well. Prayers and patience really pay off, people! In all honesty, they weren’t even THAT hard to make!! And come on…if I can manage to do it, literally anyone can!!
So without further ado, I’m going to share with you how I perfected these Pinterest-worthy beauties. Turn on your Christmas Playlist, and follow along. I promise you will WOW you friends and family at all the holiday parties this season. (then send them over to this post so they can master it too!!)
- 3 CUPS-flour
- ½ TEASPOON-baking powder
- ½ TEASPOON-salt
- 1 CUP-butter (at room temperature)
- 1 ⅓ CUPS-sugar
- 2 TEASPOONS-vanilla
- Red and Green food coloring
- Festive sprinkles of your choice
- Cream together the butter and sugar, then add in the eggs and vanilla.
- In a separate bowl: combine the flour, baking powder and salt.
- Slowly add to butter mixture and combine until dough texture forms.
- Divide dough in half and dye one of them green, the other one red.
- Individually wrap each in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Tear off two fairly decent sized rectangles of parchment paper and roll out dough. (Each color on it’s own paper)
- Carefully place the green sheet of dough on top of the red (or vice versa)–and gently roll out just a little more to flatten. (Careful not to mix the colors completely)
- Now starting at one end, roll up into a pinwheel. Using the same basic technique as if you were making cinnamon rolls.
- Spread sprinkles out onto a plate and roll the dough log into them. (Coating evenly on all sides)
- Wrap in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour. 3 if necessary.
- Line cookie sheets with parchment paper and take dough from fridge. (If the side it was lying on happened to flatten a bit, go ahead and roll on your cutting board to form back into proper shape.)
- Begin slicing your cookie log into about 1” thick slices.
- Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 9 minutes.
- I highly recommend letting them sit on the pan for about a minute or so before placing onto cooling rack.
VOILA!! You’re finished!! Sure, it takes a bit of patience, but it is wellllllll worth it!!
I hope you have the Very-Merriest-Christmas and the Happiest of New Years!! Don’t forget to eat lots of cookies for me while you’re at it.
Until next time…
Stay jolly, my love!!