How to Make Swirl Sugar Cookies

This is a recipe I made up, and the cookies were a hit at the party!

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How to Make Swirl Sugar Cookies Recipe
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1

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

2
Mix dry ingredients first.

Mix dry ingredients first.

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3
Mix in liquid ingredients and butter.

Mix in liquid ingredients and butter.

4
Divide dough into three balls of equal size.

Divide dough into three balls of equal size.

5
Put thumbprints in one of the balls and add red food coloring.

Put thumbprints in one of the balls and add red food coloring.

6
Mix. Make the dough as red as possible.

Mix. Make the dough as red as possible.

7
Repeat with another ball and the blue food coloring.

Repeat with another ball and the blue food coloring.

8
Mix it in.

Mix it in.

9
Put all dough in separate ziploc bags and refrigerate for about an hour.

Put all dough in separate ziploc bags and refrigerate for about an hour.

10
Sprinkle some flour on the counter and getting out one color of dough. I always use the natural color of the dough for the outside because then people aren't freaked out by discolored dough.

Sprinkle some flour on the counter and getting out one color of dough. I always use the natural color of the dough for the outside because then people aren't freaked out by discolored dough.

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Roll out the white dough to be no more than 1/4 inch thick. (I don't have a rolling pin, so I used a smooth drinking glass.)

Roll out the white dough to be no more than 1/4 inch thick. (I don't have a rolling pin, so I used a smooth drinking glass.)

12
Cut the white dough's rough edges off; then roll out the red dough to be 1/4 inch thick.

Cut the white dough's rough edges off; then roll out the red dough to be 1/4 inch thick.

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Take the red dough off the counter and put it on top of the white dough.

Take the red dough off the counter and put it on top of the white dough.

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Do the same thing with the blue dough. Start rolling the edge.

Do the same thing with the blue dough. Start rolling the edge.

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Make a long roll of the layered dough. Don't worry if it doesn't look really great--no one is going to see this part.

Make a long roll of the layered dough. Don't worry if it doesn't look really great--no one is going to see this part.

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Start cutting slices of the roll, about 1/4" to 1/2" thick, and put them on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Start cutting slices of the roll, about 1/4" to 1/2" thick, and put them on an ungreased cookie sheet.

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This is what your roll of dough should look like.

This is what your roll of dough should look like.

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Bake for 8 minutes at 325 degrees F.

Bake for 8 minutes at 325 degrees F.

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They should look something like this when they're done. Take them off the sheet to cool.

They should look something like this when they're done. Take them off the sheet to cool.

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Enjoy!

Enjoy!

Ingredients

4 Cups Flour (+ a little more) 
1 Cup Butter 
1 Cup Oil 
1 Cup Powdered sugar 
1 Cup White Sugar 
½ Cups Brown Sugar 
2 Eggs 
2 Teaspoons Vanilla 
2 Teaspoons Baking powder 
½ Teaspoons Salt 
Food coloring (I used red and blue) 
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