Red and Green Pinwheels

Put this red and green cookie on your list of must-make Christmas pinwheel cookies. Using the classic color combo, it's the perfect festive cookie.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Chill Time:
30 mins
Freeze Time:
1 hrs
Bake Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 10 mins
32 cookies


  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 2 ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • cup freeze-dried raspberries, finely crushed

  • ¼ cup green-color sprinkles

  • cup red- and green-color sprinkles


  1. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with a mixer on medium to high 30 seconds. Add sugar, baking powder, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping bowl as needed. Beat in egg and vanilla. Beat in as much flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour.

  2. Divide dough into thirds. Stir raspberry powder into one dough portion. Stir green sprinkles into one portion. Leave remaining portion plain. Wrap each portion in plastic wrap and chill 30 to 60 minutes or until dough is easy to handle.

  3. On a lightly floured surface roll each dough portion into a 10x7-inch rectangle. Stack rectangles. Tightly roll up dough, starting from one of the long sides. Roll and stretch roll until 12 inches long. Place red and green sprinkles on waxed paper. Roll dough in sprinkles to coat. Wrap roll in plastic wrap; freeze about 1 hour or until firm enough to slice.

  4. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Cut roll into 1/4-inch slices. Place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets.

  5. Bake about 10 minutes or until edges are firm and just starting to brown. Cool on cookie sheet 1 minute. Remove; cool on a wire rack.

    Red and Green Pinwheels
    Jason Donnelly

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

128 Calories
7g Fat
13g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 32
Calories 128
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 82mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 1g
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 14mg 0%
Folate, total 17mcg

*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.

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