Aren’t these red and green sugar cookies beautiful? We love Sugar Cookies here in the young house, we make them for just about every season. This year I wanted to do something different for our Christmas Cookie Party, something that looked like Christmas. That was our motivation for our Swirled Sugar Cookies.
Here is how to make Swirled Sugar Cookies…
Start by making your sugar cookie recipe but before you add the dry ingredients, reserve 2 cups of wet mixture. In each cup add your food coloring; I use the Wilton Icing Colors. Mix it together until completely blended then add 3/4 cups to a cup of flour mixture. Once it gets too thick to stir, it is ready to roll.
Place dough on a floured surface and continue adding flour and mixing by hand until it doesn’t stick. Roll each color into a rectangle and stack.
After you stack them, four underneath and give it another roll with the rolling pin. Now it is time roll the dough together.
When you roll it you may have to scrap it a bit and add some flour to keep it from sticking. If it cracks or sticks just pinch it back together it will be just fine. Now it is time to cut your cookie dough.
I like our cookies a bit thick because it adds a chewy texture.
Bake at 375º for 6 minutes if you like your cookies a bit on the soft side. If you like your cookies crisper bake for 8 minutes. Let them cool a bit and enjoy. For some added flair you can dip one half in chocolate or white frosting.
If you decide to make these cookies, please share, I would love to see them.
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