Friday, February 8, 2013
Valentine Pinwheel Cookies
Pinwheel cookies always look festive! We usually make chocolate pinwheels at Christmas time, but I decided to try exchanging chocolate for red food coloring to celebrate Valentine's Day. My girls especially loved the pink swirls.
I used the Refrigerator Pinwheel recipe I posted a few years ago. Once the dough is all mixed. Split it in two, and instead of adding the cocoa powder as directed, add 1 tsp. of red food coloring. Mix it in well and then continue to follow the recipe directions.
Once the cookie rolls are ready to cut, pour your choice of sprinkles onto a cookie sheet and roll the dough until sides are coated. Cut into 1/4 inch slices and place on cookie sheet 1 inch apart. If you'd like heart shaped cookies rather than round, squeeze the circle into a triangle and then press a dent in one side with a wooden spoon handle or shape gently with your fingers.
Food is always a fun way to celebrate a holiday!