DAY 30: COLORFUL SPIRAL COOKIES
(photo picture and recipe credit: Sprinkle Bakes)
I made these last year and they’re really good, but also just so colorful and pretty and they dress up a plate of cookies to give friends and family so well! How festive!
You could easily put the unused portion in the freezer for later.
2 cups unsifted cake flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
⅔ cup unsifted powdered sugar
¼ cup granulated sugar
2½ sticks unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon strawberry(or other)extract
½ teaspoon(or more)Rose food coloring
2 tablespoon unsifted cake flour
1½ cups multi-colored nonpareil decors
I won’t go much into preparation here, because that’s all in the recipe, but here are some pictures to give you an idea of the process.
I wanted to make my dough even on all sides, so I trimmed some away to make an even roll.
I used Wilton’s rose gel food coloring. I like gel coloring for this because it doesn’t add much moisture to the dough. You can use any kind of extract for flavoring. I used Strawberry, and the whole house smelled like baked strawberry shortcake. Very yummy!
You’ll then encrust the dough with jumbo (or other) sprinkles. I cut my roll in half, and rolled one half in smaller sprinkles.
The jumbo sprinkles I used are from Wilton. They are fruit-flavored and very tasty, but there are other sprinkles you could use – just think of the variations! Crushed pistachio nuts with a green-pistachio spiral, or crushed oreos with a chocolate spiral. I can’t wait to try them all!
EDIT 12/19/11 -PLEASE READ:
I have reviewed this recipe, and cannot recommend another method other than making it in the food processor. Making it in the Kitchenaid was problematic and I ended up with a poorly rolled, tough cookie. The cookie itself is a French sable/shortbready-tasting cookie. It’s subtly sweet, so if you are a fan of drop cookies with lots of sweetness and chocolate chips etc., then this may not be the cookie for you.
COUPONS FOR INGREDIENTS:
cake flour: (If you know of a coupon, let me know)
baking powder: $0.50/1 Clabber Girl Baking Powder (Kroger Digital Coupon), $0.90/2 Karo Syrup, Argo Baking Powder, Corn Starch or Fleischmann’s Yeast Product, exp. 11/27/13 (RP 10/06/13 R
strawberry(or other)extract: $1.75/2 McCormick Extract, exp. 12/31/13 (RP 11/17/13), $1/1 Sauer’s Spice, Extract or Food Color, exp. 12/8/13 (SS 11/10/13 R)
Rose food coloring: $1/1 Sauer’s Spice, Extract or Food Color, exp. 12/8/13 (SS 11/10/13 R)
multi-colored nonpareil decors: (if you know of a coupon, let me know!)