How to Make Christmas Swirl Sugar Cookies

Sweet and delicate little cookies.

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How to Make Christmas Swirl Sugar Cookies Recipe
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Ingredients

Ingredients

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Before we start cut the cold butter into chunks, set aside

Before we start cut the cold butter into chunks, set aside

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Let's start now. Take your flour and put it in your stand mixers bowl

Let's start now. Take your flour and put it in your stand mixers bowl

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Next add the baking powder

Next add the baking powder

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The powdered sugar

The powdered sugar

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And lastly the granulated sugar

And lastly the granulated sugar

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Give it a whirl just until blended, keep the mixer on medium for next step.

Give it a whirl just until blended, keep the mixer on medium for next step.

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Remember those chunks of cold butter? Well it's time to add them to the flour a little bit at a time. Do not dump it all at once😒😉

Remember those chunks of cold butter? Well it's time to add them to the flour a little bit at a time. Do not dump it all at once😒😉

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When all the butter is incorporated add the vanilla extract.

When all the butter is incorporated add the vanilla extract.

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As it continues to blend the mixture will form into a ball in the paddle. This is a good thing.😊

As it continues to blend the mixture will form into a ball in the paddle. This is a good thing.😊

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Remove the dough into wax paper

Remove the dough into wax paper

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Divide it equally into two.

Divide it equally into two.

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Take one of the portions and put it back into the mixer bowl.

Take one of the portions and put it back into the mixer bowl.

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I will be coloring this portion red. You can use any color you want. Green is cool. I did that color last yr.😀

I will be coloring this portion red. You can use any color you want. Green is cool. I did that color last yr.😀

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I am using Wilton gel colors. Using a toothpick I took the amount necessary to color my dough. If you are using liquid food coloring add a few tbs of flour to the dough to prevent wetness.

I am using Wilton gel colors. Using a toothpick I took the amount necessary to color my dough. If you are using liquid food coloring add a few tbs of flour to the dough to prevent wetness.

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I painted the dough with the toothpick.

I painted the dough with the toothpick.

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I than mixed the dough on low until I reached the color I wanted.

I than mixed the dough on low until I reached the color I wanted.

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I took out the dough which is now red.☺️

I took out the dough which is now red.☺️

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I took the white portion of the dough and put it in between two sheets of wax paper

I took the white portion of the dough and put it in between two sheets of wax paper

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I rolled the dough until it was the size I needed, which is 11x9 inches

I rolled the dough until it was the size I needed, which is 11x9 inches

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Just measuring

Just measuring

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1/4 inch thick

1/4 inch thick

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I did the same with the red dough

I did the same with the red dough

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My red dough has been rolled out.

My red dough has been rolled out.

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It is time to put the two doughs in the refrigerator to chill for at least 2 hours

It is time to put the two doughs in the refrigerator to chill for at least 2 hours

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After two hours I remove the sheets of dough from the fridge.

After two hours I remove the sheets of dough from the fridge.

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I remove the top sheets of the wax paper and lightly brush the white dough with water

I remove the top sheets of the wax paper and lightly brush the white dough with water

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I remove the top wax paper from the red dough and then I  flip the red dough onto the white dough carefully

I remove the top wax paper from the red dough and then I flip the red dough onto the white dough carefully

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And evenly of course 😜

And evenly of course 😜

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Pressing the edges gently to seal them

Pressing the edges gently to seal them

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Using a knife I trimmed the uneven edges

Using a knife I trimmed the uneven edges

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Once the dough is cold but still flexible we will start rolling the dough, like a jelly roll.

Once the dough is cold but still flexible we will start rolling the dough, like a jelly roll.

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Use the wax paper to assist in this matter if necessary

Use the wax paper to assist in this matter if necessary

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If you see some cracks don't worry they can be easily fixed by pinching it lightly.

If you see some cracks don't worry they can be easily fixed by pinching it lightly.

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Sprinkle whatever color sprinkle or nonpareils onto a piece of wax paper the size if the cookie log

Sprinkle whatever color sprinkle or nonpareils onto a piece of wax paper the size if the cookie log

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Get the roll and gently start to cover the log with the sprinkles or colored sugar.

Get the roll and gently start to cover the log with the sprinkles or colored sugar.

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See me do it

See me do it

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Pour more sprinkles over the log and pat it on if you need to cover some spots

Pour more sprinkles over the log and pat it on if you need to cover some spots

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Take the roll and store it in a plastic sheet and refrigerate for 4-5 hours

Take the roll and store it in a plastic sheet and refrigerate for 4-5 hours

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It's been 4-5 hours. I have taken the dough out of the fridge. It's time to bake them cookies. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and preheat your oven to 350 deg.

It's been 4-5 hours. I have taken the dough out of the fridge. It's time to bake them cookies. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and preheat your oven to 350 deg.

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I cut 1/4 inch thick cookie slices

I cut 1/4 inch thick cookie slices

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and placed them on the parchment paper.

and placed them on the parchment paper.

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I then placed these yummy cookies into my oven for 14-17 minutes to bake until the edges were lightly golden brown.

I then placed these yummy cookies into my oven for 14-17 minutes to bake until the edges were lightly golden brown.

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My cookies are done. Do you see the light golden edges.☺️ I left them on the cookie sheet for about  5min to cool off before attempting to remove them onto a cool rack. You so the same

My cookies are done. Do you see the light golden edges.☺️ I left them on the cookie sheet for about 5min to cool off before attempting to remove them onto a cool rack. You so the same

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Off to the racks they go to cool off completely😍

Off to the racks they go to cool off completely😍

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They have cooled. It's time to put them in boxes

They have cooled. It's time to put them in boxes

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These cookies are so good. They also look pretty. Pretty enough to give away or for your next cookie swap. Hope you enjoyed my guide. Thank you Pinterest for wonderful recipes!!😀😃

These cookies are so good. They also look pretty. Pretty enough to give away or for your next cookie swap. Hope you enjoyed my guide. Thank you Pinterest for wonderful recipes!!😀😃

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Last years cookies I made. I used green food coloring instead😁

Last years cookies I made. I used green food coloring instead😁

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