Swirl Cookies are always a favorite whenever I take them to a friend or family gathering. They shouldn’t miss the Christmas cookie platter as these Christmas Swirl Cookies are simply irresistible.
For these cookies I’ve used the recipe I’ve made for vanilla and chocolate swirl cookies and adapted it for making Christmas swirl cookies in 3 colors. The result is simply amazing, and I must say my daughters really enjoyed them a lot.
The recipe is quite easy and as other cookie recipes these swirl cookies can be easily made in advance, freeze and have them ready for holidays.
If you are in search of holiday chocolate cookies you may also like these Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies. They are so easy to prepare and you can enjoy red velvet cake flavor in minutes. These Easy Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are also easy and very quick to prepare which makes them a great choice for special occasions as well. Also, these Candy Cane Double Chocolate Cookies look very festive and have an amazing flavor.
Hope you will give these Christmas Swirl Cookies a try, tag me on Instagram if you do, and enjoy!
Christmas Swirl Cookies
Maked about 40 cookies
- 1 cup (226g) unsalted butter , room temperature
- 1 cup (200g) sugar
- 2 egg yolks
- 2 tsp (10g) vanilla extract
- 2 ½ cup (320g) all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp (2g) salt
- Red food coloring
- Green food coloring
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar for about 3-5 minutes until creamy. Add egg yolks and vanilla extract and mix until well combined. Incorporate flour and salt using a spatula or wooden spoon.
- Divide dough in 3 equal pieces. Add red food coloring in one piece and green food coloring in other.
- Wrap the three pieces of dough in plastic wrap and shape each into a rectangle.
- Refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
- Roll green dough into a 9×12 inch (23x30cm) rectangle over a parchment paper. Use flour to make sure the rolling pin doesn't stick .
- Roll vanilla/white dough into a 9×12 inch (23x30cm) rectangle over a parchment paper. Use flour to make sure the rolling pin doesn't stick .
- Roll red dough into a 9×12 inch (23x30cm) rectangle over a parchment paper. Use flour to make sure the rolling pin doesn't stick .
- Flip the vanilla dough on top of the green dough.
- Flip the red dough on top of the vanilla dough.
- Roll up into a log, cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 350F (180C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Slice the log into ¼ inch (6mm) thick cookies. Place the cookies on the prepared baking sheets with distance between them.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes or until slightly golden.
- Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes. Cool completely on cooling rack.