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Christmas Swirl Sugar Cookies

Christmas Swirl Sugar Cookies

 

I like to bake, well….let’s be honest, mostly I like to eat things that other people bake! It isn’t so much the baking as much as it is the cleaning up afterwards. You know what I mean? I don’t like dishes very much, but I suppose sometimes it is worth doing the dishes in order to bake up something yummy. These Christmas Swirl Sugar cookies were definitely worth the dishes! My sister and I ate practically the entire batch ourselves. I had big plans to share with others, those plans really didn’t work out!! LOL! The cookies look fancy right! But they are super easy, I like things that look like I am amazing but are actually super simple! Makes me look good! {wink}

Just use your traditional sugar cookie recipe, pick your favorite, nothing fancy. Whip up the dough and then divide it into even sections. I divided mine into three sections since I wanted my cookies to have three colors.

Then put each section of cookie dough in it’s own bowl. Make a little volcano on the top of the ball of dough and squirt in plenty of food coloring.

Christmas Swirl Sugar Cookies

Now, don’t be shy, dig your hands in and work that food coloring through the dough.

Christmas Swirl Sugar Cookies

Add more if you need, I added a lot since I wanted my colors really vibrant 🙂

 Don’t worry about food coloring on your hands. Mine looked stained after I was done but then it washed right off. I think it must be all the butter in the cookie recipe. So butter is good for more than just making things taste yummy!! Who knew?!

Get some wax paper and tear off a good size piece. Mine was probably 18 inches long.

Roll each ball of dough out pretty flat and as even as you can. Each ball of dough will need it’s own piece of wax paper.

Christmas Swirl Sugar Cookies

When all your dough is rolled out flat, even and approximately the same size. Decide what color order you want your cookies layered and place one color right over the top of another using the wax paper to transport your dough. You might want to grab your hubby or child for this part. You can do it with 2 hands, but 4 is definitely easier 🙂

Christmas Swirl Sugar Cookies

Once all your dough is stacked on top of each other grab a pizza cutter and trim the edges so all the sides are even.

Christmas Swirl Sugar Cookies

Your stack’o’dough will still be on a piece of wax paper. Turn the dough so the long side is facing you and roll it up. Then roll the wax paper over the top to cover it. Make sure to fold the ends over. The wax paper keeps your dough from drying out.

Christmas Swirl Sugar Cookies

Put your roll’o’dough into the fridge until it is hard. Once it is hard, you can take it out, unroll the wax paper and using a straight edge knife cut the dough off in slices.

Christmas Swirl Sugar Cookies

These are your cookies! You can roll the edges in sprinkles if you want, totally optional but super cute!

Christmas Swirl Sugar Cookies

Place them in the oven on a baking sheet and bake them according to your sugar cookies’ recipe.

Christmas Swirl Sugar Cookies

There you have it, easy peasy lemon squeezy!!

Christmas Swirl Sugar Cookies

I hope you enjoyed this recipe! What is your favorite Holiday Cookie Recipe?

 

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