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PINWHEEL COOKIES { Red, White and Blue }

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As Independence day fast approaching, my boys and I made some fun looking pinwheel cookies with red, white and blue food coloring added.
We love cookies and I had all ingredients for this cookie in my pantry. Based  on the original recipe, I was suppose to keep the dough in the fridge for 3 hours, however we only kept it  for maybe an hour and cookies turned out pretty good.
 Although the shape is not a perfectly round, I am sure all these cookies will be gone by tonight..:-)
My oldest “little monkey”was a huge help making the dough.
He loves to help when it comes to making dessert…
Plastic wrapped dough—going to refrigerator…
Slices ready to bake…
{ Red, White and Blue }


3 cups all purpose flour
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Red, White and Blue food coloring
1,In large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.
2, In standing mixer fitted with paddle attachment, beat butter until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes more.
3, Add eggs 1 at a time, beating after each addition, then beat in vanilla.
4,Add flour mixture and beat on low just until combined.
5,Divide dough in 3.
6, Form 1 third into 4- by 4-inch square, wrap in plastic wrap, and set aside.{ This will be the white dough}
 7,Return other third to mixer. Add red food coloring, as much as you prefer. Form dough into 4- by 4-inch square and wrap in plastic wrap and set aside.
.8, Return the last third to mixer. Add blue food coloring, as much as you prefer. Form dough into 4- by 4-inch square and wrap in plastic wrap and  refrigerate all 3 squares of dough 30 minutes.
Line large baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut each dough square into 2 half’s. Take one half of each color and place between 2 sheets of parchment paper.
Roll out into 6- by 7-inch rectangle. Peel off top sheet of parchment from each dough and flip dough over onto red dough, aligning top and bottom edges and allowing 1/2 inch of red dough to stick out on each side,then peel off top sheet of parchment. L 3 layer using same method on top of eachother. Starting on folded-over side and using parchment as aid, tightly roll up dough into log. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate. Repeat previous step with other half dough.
Refrigerate logs 1 hour, then remove from refrigerator and roll each log on counter several times to prevent bottom from flattening. Refrigerate 3 hours more.
Before ready to bake , slice dough into ¼ inch thick slices and lay it on baking sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes on 350 degrees.
Recipe adopted from: www.epicurious.com

Cute Red, White and Blue Cookies to enjoy…:-)

 Happy 4th of July to ALL!!

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