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Sprinkled Spiral Christmas Cookies!

4.8 from 5 votes


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup unsifted powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 sticks unsalted butter softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp of food coloring of your choice
  • holiday sprinkles


  • Combine flour, baking powder, salt, & sugars until well blended.
  • Add butter. Add in vanilla extract. You should have a dough at this point. If using a stand mixer it will form a ball on your paddle.
  • Divide into two equal parts.
  • Add the food coloring. I added quite a bit. It will darken and brighten when it rests. Remember this especially when choosing red.
  • Roll out your dough between two pieces of wax paper. Do not remove from paper.
  • Repeat with other color dough. Slide both unto a cookie sheet , refrigerate for about 1 hour.
  • When firm remove top film from both layers. brush one with water lightly. Slap together and rub lightly to make them stick together.
  • Allow to loose its firmness lightly. If it's too hard it will crack when you roll it. When a bit softened it will roll nicely. Use the now top layer of wax paper to help you roll it.
  • Return to cookie sheet. Pour out sprinkles and roll over until the outside is covered. The bigger the sprinkle the better. I used tiny ones and it took two bottles.
  • Wrap back up with bottom layer of wax paper. Chill until firm in fridge.
  • Remove from paper and slice in 1/4-1/2 inch pieces and place on parchment lines cookie sheet. Cookies will spread so leave space.
  • Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes after baking and then remove to rack. Store in air tight container.