Friday, November 21, 2014
Rainbow Swirl Sugar Cookies - Colorful Cookies for Any Occasion by isewcute
Here is my recipe for my basic sugar cookie dough. I use this for Christmas cutout Santa cookies too!
2 cups butter
2 cups sugar
2 egg yolks
6oz cream cheese
5 cups + flour
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. almond extract
Mix all together & refrigerate for 2-3 hours
I separated the dough by half, then divided one half into equal portions to make the different colors for the rainbow. You can use any food colors you prefer. I wore vinyl gloves to keep the color from staining my hands.
Purple is the trickiest color for me... I mixed bright pink, teal, and a bit of red all together.
Roll out the colored dough in long lines & place next to one another.
Roll out the dough to app. 1/4" thick.
Next, take the other half of your uncolored dough & roll that out to 1/4" thick...then place it on top of your rainbow stripe dough. Smooth it out with your rolling pin & then begin to roll up the dough like a jelly roll parallel with your rainbow stripes, so that way you'll get all the colors in your individual cookie slices.
Then slice your dough like this.... between 1/4-.5" thick.
Reshape your cookie slices to be more rounded & place them a couple inches apart on a cookie sheet.
Bake for 8-10 minutes at 325 degrees F.
Enjoy & share with friends!
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