Thursday, July 4, 2013

Patriotic Pinwheel Cookies

Happy 4th of July y'all!
We are heading over to my brother's to celebrate with family and a few close friends today!  It's a potluck affair and for some reason I have been spending way too much time considering what to bring all week.
Since I still have littles at my house (a.k.a. picky eaters), I always try to bring at least one thing that I know they will eat.  And because it's summer and a holiday today, I decided that something would be cookies!
These pinwheel cookies are actually a Christmas tradition around our house and were featured in my 12 Days of Christmas Cookies Series, so you can grab this recipe (and others - yum!) here.
To turn these 'Christmas Swirls' into 'Patriotic Pinwheels' I simply substituted blue food coloring for green in one of the layers and revved up the red while I was at it.  We also decided to roll a portion of the cookie log in red,white and blue sprinkles we had left over from the Texas Chocolate Crackles made for Girl Scout Thinking Day.  It was actually less messy than I expected and look pretty cute too!
Sheep wanted to add popsicle sticks to make them look like lollipops, which would have been super, duper cute by the way, but I decided it would be easier to serve (and faster to make) as is.  She's so creative though and it's got me thinking about what other colors and occasions we could bake them for . . .
Now that we've broken with tradition and pulled them out for the 4th of July, who knows how often these yummy sugar cookies will be showing up!
Wishing you a safe and fun-filled fourth today!
God Bless the U.S.A.


  1. Wow, very colourful!
    Winter greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

    1. Thanks! These would work well for an Aussie Independence Day celebration too! We learned all about Australia for World Thinking Day in Girl Scouts this year, including how to make chocolate crackles - yummy!

      Gooday mate!

  2. Good Morning Jen! What cute cookies. My favorite cookie growing up was a chocolate and vanilla pinwheel. My mother still makes them every Christmas. Not too sweet and utterly delicious. I am going to put these on my "to do" list for next year. My boys will love them!
    Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

  3. Hi Jen! I LOVE these cookies, they are so festive and pretty, plus I'll bet they taste delicious! Thank you so much for joining us and sharing at Best of the Weekend! We love having you and hope you will join us next week. Have a fantastic weekend!

  4. These look great, I love the colours and the sprinkles. I found your blog on Best of The Weekend.

  5. Saw this post on Keeping It Simple Crafts. These cookies look delicious! Will have to try this next year for our annual July 4th party. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  6. These are so fun! Pinwheel cookies are great and I love the patriotic theme of these. My boys will love them :) Krista @ A Handful of Everything

  7. Oh those cookies are so fun! :) Pinning these to my grub for kids board! :) I followed you here from the keeping it simple link party, by the way. Also, I’d like to invite you to come link up with me at my link party! I’d love it if you could stop by & link up some of your recipes! This is the link!

  8. The look so good and what a fabulous idea for the 4th. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  9. These cookies are so fun and festive. I bet they were a big hit! Thanks for sharing them with Share Your Cup.

  10. Hi Jennifer,

    These look delicious and
    would make a great addition
    to a patriotic table!

    Bear Hugs,

  11. Hope you had a great 4th! These cookies look amazing. What recipe did you use? I'd love to know. Thanks for sharing & linking up at Theresa

  12. Cute recipe for the 4th! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

  13. How fun!! I'd love for you to link these cookies at this week's Pinterest Power Party!! Hope you have a terrific Thursday!


  14. What a great patriotic dessert! Thank you so much for sharing at All Things Pretty! Hope you come back soon!

  15. These are so festive and fun! Thanks for linking up last week, hope you join The Chirping Moms every weekend for our Super Summer Saturday:)