I found this recipe on one of my new favorite foodie blogs, Sprinkle Bakes. These butter cookies looked so cute I thought I would give them a try. I think they turned out pretty good, and Jim and Haley really liked the taste of the butter cookie, but if you visit Heather over at Sprinkle Bakes, no judging. Hers are perfect!
COLORFUL SPIRAL COOKIES
2 cups unsifted cake flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2/3 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp strawberry (or other flavor) extract
1/2 tsp rose food coloring
2 Tbsp unsifted cake flour
1 1/2 cups multi-colored nonpareil decors
Remove dough pieces from refrigerator. Pour the nonpareils decors into a shallow rectangular dish (such as a 9x13 pan).
Peel off the top sheet of waxed paper from both doughs. Brush the vanilla dough very lightly with water. Using the waxed paper, lift the strawberry dough and flip it onto the vanilla dough so they are stacked. Press with your fingertips to seal the two doughs together. Remove the top sheet of waxed paper and trim the edges even.
When the dough is pliable, roll up like a jelly roll, beginning with the long side. Gently curl the edge with your fingertips so you don't get any air pockets as you roll dough into a log. As you roll, the outer portion may tear, pinch tears together as they happen and keep rolling.
I will definitely make these again. Maybe green for St. Patty's day?