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.
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