Recipes and Cooking Desserts & Baking Cookies Christmas Twist Cookies Be the first to rate & review! These easy slice-and-bake cookies are going to wow everyone at the holiday party. By Colleen Weeden Published on November 28, 2022 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Brie Goldman Servings: 48 Yield: 48 Jump to Nutrition Facts Jump to recipe The twist on these slice-and-bake cookies is a decorating technique that's all in the dough. Our Test Kitchen's simple instructions will walk you through the process step-by-step for perfect results. Colorful sugar is the finishing touch for festive sparkle. For cookies on demand, keep a couple of dough logs in the fridge to slice and bake as needed. You don’t even have to bake all the cookies at once: Just slice off as much as you need each time. Ingredients 1 cup butter 2/3 cup granulated sugar 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 2 large eggs 1 tbsp vanilla 2 cups all purpose flour 1 tsp red and green gel food coloring 1 tbsp water red decorating sugar Directions In a large bowl beat butter with a mixer on medium to high 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt. Beat on medium 2 minutes, scraping bowl as needed. Beat in one of the eggs and the vanilla. Beat in flour until combined. Divide dough into thirds; tint one portion red and one portion green with food coloring. Leave remaining portion plain. Wrap each portion in plastic wrap; chill 30 to 60 minutes or until dough is easy to handle. Brie Goldman Brie Goldman On a lightly floured surface roll each portion into a 12-inch rope. Place ropes side by side. Twist ropes together; lightly roll into a smooth log. Combine remaining egg and the water. Brush over roll. Place decorating sugar on a sheet of parchment paper; roll log in sugar to coat. Wrap in plastic wrap; chill until firm enough to slice (1 to 2 hours in the refrigerator or 30 minutes in the freezer). Preheat oven to 375°F. Use a sharp knife to cut log into ¼-inch slices. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until bottoms are light brown. Cool on cookie sheets 2 minutes. Remove; cool on wire racks. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 68 Calories 4g Fat 7g Carbs 1g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 48 Calories 67.8 % Daily Value * Total Fat 4.1g 5% Saturated Fat 2.5g 13% Cholesterol 17.9mg 6% Sodium 67.9mg 3% Total Carbohydrate 6.9g 3% Dietary Fiber 0.1g 1% Total Sugars 2.9g Protein 0.8g Vitamin D 0mcg 0% Vitamin C 0mg 0% Calcium 8.8mg 1% Iron 0.3mg 2% Potassium 10.1mg 0% Fatty acids, total trans 0.2g Vitamin D 1.7IU Alanine 0g Arginine 0g Ash 0.3g Aspartic acid 0.1g Caffeine 0mg Carotene, alpha 0mcg Choline, total 7.6mg Copper, Cu 0mg Cystine 0g Energy 283.7kJ Fluoride, F 0.4mcg Folate, total 10.7mcg Glutamic acid 0.2g Glycine 0g Histidine 0g Isoleucine 0g Leucine 0.1g Lysine 0g Methionine 0g Magnesium, Mg 1.6mg Manganese, Mn 0mg Niacin 0.3mg Phosphorus, P 13mg Pantothenic acid 0.1mg Phenylalanine 0g Phytosterols 0mg Proline 0.1g Retinol 35.1mcg Selenium, Se 2.5mcg Serine 0g Theobromine 0mg Threonine 0g Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 0.1mg Tryptophan 0g Tyrosine 0g Valine 0g Vitamin A, IU 129.4IU Vitamin A, RAE 35.7mcg Vitamin B-12 0mcg Vitamin B-6 0mg Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 0.4mcg Water 3.5g Zinc, Zn 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.