Almond Pinwheel Christmas Cookies

Put a Christmas spin on your cookies, with these almond pinwheel Christmas Cookies! They are easy for the kids to help with, and make lots to share!

These will be an easy cookie to make with you and the family, and there is plenty to share all around.

If you are looking for something for the kids to do, and make for their teachers – these are it!

Can you do anything fun with these Almond Pinwheel Christmas Cookies?

You can add sprinkles to the colored dough for another added twist!

I’m whittling down the Christmas lists, and have officially baked all the fruitcakes for the year as gifts. Edible gifts are my go-to, because yes, they are from the heart.

And cookies are just another vehicle to show my love to others. It is my truest love language.

Mix and match your favorite colors, for these almond pinwheel Christmas cookies, and you can make these all year long in fun festive colors! Hope you love them!

Looking for more Christmas cookies ideas?

Try my Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies, Nutella Orange Linzer Cookies, and Pecan Chocolate Fudge Chunk Cookies.

Yield: 40 Cookies

Almond Pinwheel Christmas Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Butter, softened
  • 3 oz Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp Almond Extract
  • 2 2/3 cup Flour
  • Green or Red Food Coloring

Directions:

In a large bowl, beat together the butter and cream cheese. Add in the sugar and baking powder. Beat until combined, scraping down the bowl as needed. Beat in the egg, vanilla, and almond extract. Scrape down bowl, and then beat in flour.

Divide the dough in half. Tint one half of the dough in green or red (or whatever color you choose). Roll out the dough on waxed paper, or a flour dusted rolling mat. Roll into a 12 inch by 8 inch rectangle. Roll out the non-tinted dough into the same dimensions. Place one square of the dough on top of the other. Starting at the long edge of the dough, tightly roll both doughs together into a log, to create the swirl. Wrap the dough log in plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 4 hours.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Unwrap the dough, and using a sharp knife, slice the cookies in 1/4″ wide slices. Place them about 1 inch apart, on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges are firm. Allow the cookies to cool 2-3 minutes on the sheet before placing them on a wire rack to cool completely.

Adapted from BHG’s Sprinkle Pinwheel Cookies