Christmas Swirl Cookies

Christmas Swirl Cookies

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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 they are simply irresistable. 


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. Enjoy!

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Vanilla Chocolate Swirl Cookies
Marbled Icing Sugar Cookies

Linzer Cookies



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  • Maked about 40 cookies
  • 1 cup (226g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup (200g) sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tsp (10g) vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cup (320g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp (2g) salt
  • Red food coloring
  • Green food coloring
  1. 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.
  2. Divide dough in 3 equal pieces. Add red food coloring in one piece and green food coloring in other.
  3. Wrap the three pieces of dough in plastic wrap and shape each into a rectangle.
  4. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  5. Roll green dough into a 9x12 inch (23x30cm) rectangle over a parchment paper. Use flour to make sure the rolling pin doesn't stick .
  6. Roll vanilla/white dough into a 9x12 inch (23x30cm) rectangle over a parchment paper. Use flour to make sure the rolling pin doesn't stick .
  7. Roll red dough into a 9x12 inch (23x30cm) rectangle over a parchment paper. Use flour to make sure the rolling pin doesn't stick .
  8. Flip the vanilla dough on top of the green dough.
  9. Flip the red dough on top of the vanilla dough.
  10. Roll up into a log, cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  11. Preheat oven to 350F (180C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  12. Slice the log into ¼ inch (6mm) thick cookies. Place the cookies on the prepared baking sheets with distance between them.
  13. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until slightly golden.
  14. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes. Cool completely on cooling rack.
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Nutrition facts 1 Cookie out of 40 - Calories:92, Fat: 4.9g, Saturated Fat:3g, Carbohydrates:11.2g, Sugar:5.1g, Fiber:0.2g, Protein:1g, Cholesterol:23mg, Sodium 53mg, Vitamin D 4mcg, Calcium 4mg, Iron 0mg, Potassium 11mg, values are based on a 2000 calorie diet
On January 16, 2018 at 08:33 pm, slither io said...
See it's very attractive. I want it right away. But I'm pretty clumsy, do not know can succeed. thank you for sharing.

Hi Slither.

I encourage you to try; it is not difficult at all to do this.

On December 08, 2018 at 01:59 am, Dori Gutman said...
Your ingredient list mentions two eggs but your recipe only mentions adding egg yolks. Do we need to discard the whites?

you are right.. you need 2 egg yolks for the recipe and you can freeze the whites for later use :).. thank you for letting me know.. I reedited the ingredient list

On December 08, 2018 at 11:39 pm, Dori Gutman said...
We made these today and they were fabulous! The only thing I changed st all was to brush a little agave syrup thinned with water so I could roll the log in some sparkly sanding sugar right before baking. So delicious and festive!
On October 26, 2019 at 12:35 pm, marie said...
These Christmas Pinwheel Cookies are sure to be the star of my holiday cookie plates! Thanks for sharing <3

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