The other day an idea popped into my head to attempt a pinwheel cookie:) Then yesterday I noticed that the talented Linda (Bubble and Sweet) had a pinwheel cookie posted. It's a beautiful cookie! I saw that the pinwheel itself was fondant (she's a fondant master) so I was happy that my pinwheel would be different, as a sugar cookie.
I found a template for the pinwheel at http://www.pinwheelsforpeace.com/, but I'm sure any square would do (this was a 4 1/2-inch square). Unfortunaletly, when I made these cookies last night I didn't take photos of the cookie dough during the process.
Place the template over the dough and cut around it with a small sharp knife. Transfer the square of dough to the baking sheet. Insert the cookie stick a couple of inches into the middle of one side of the square, and then cut slits into each corner toward the center (the slits above are 2-inches ) with the knife.
Fold in one corner from each side (the same corner from each side) and bring it to the center. Press the corner into the center of the cookie and adhere it with a drop of water. I placed small balls of aluminum foil under the raised parts of the dough to keep them elevated through the baking process, for more dimension, but it didn't work that well. Any suggestions?
I put the cookie sheet with the unbaked cookies in the feezer for about 15 minutes to help them keep their shape.
After the cookies cooled, a white m&m was secured in the middle of each with some icing.
The cookies were made with a sugar cookie dough which was divided into thirds. Red food coloring was added to a third, blue to another third and no coloring was added to the last third. The 3 sections were then combined and rolled out.
I'd like to try these cookies again with different coloring for more dimension, and maybe rig them up so that they actually spin:)
These pinwheel cookies would be a lot of fun for the 4th of July!
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