12.19.2011

Christmas Swirl Cookies

For me, Christmas is all about tradition – I’ve got quite a few I stick to every year (like watching about 10 different Rankin & Bass movies, listening to the Oak Ridge Boys Christmas album – hey, don't judge until your heart has been warmed by their spirited tune "Christmas Carol" – and, of course, making Buckeyes and Martha Washingtons), but I always try to incorporate something new into my Christmas habits each year. 

This year, I took to Pinterest to find some new holiday inspiration, and when I stumbled across some beautiful, Seuss-like cookies, I knew I had to try them for myself.

I wish I could claim this recipe as my own, but alas, I cannot. The blog where it was pinned from is right here. I followed their recipe exactly and didn’t run into any snafus, although I was certain I'd fail on rolling the dough into a log - I'd never made a rolled dessert up to this point!


The great thing about these swirly cookies is that they're slice-and-bake. You cake make the dough, roll it up into a swirly log, roll the log in sprinkles and then freeze the whole darn thing until you're ready to bake. They're not very time consuming or difficult, but if you're set on serving fresh-baked cookies at a holiday party, these would be simple to prepare ahead of time.



These are a crisp, buttery cookie that aren't overloaded with sugar. They're not the most over-the-top-tasting cookie on Earth, but they look so incredibly pretty it's fun just to dress up a cookie platter with them. If you'd like to make them yourself, just click here.






Be sure to come back tomorrow for a look at my all-time favorite Christmas cookies - ones that take just a bit more time to make than these....





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