Today we are sharing Halloween Pinwheel Cookies! One thing I love about these is you can easily change up the colors based on what you like.
Make them green and orange or black and white it really is up to you how you design the cupcakes.
Halloween Pinwheel Cookies
I love Halloween baking. There is just something so fun about being able to mix fun colors together and have it be great. You can play with color, shapes, and really anything and make it work for Halloween.
These cookies can easily be modified for other holidays also. Make them red and white for Valentine's day or Red and Green for Christmas.
It is really up to you what colors you use to make these pinwheel cookies.
They would also be fantastic to celebrate homecoming or football games! You can make them in your favorite team colors.
Halloween Pinwheel Cookie Recipe Ingredients
- Baking powder
- Unsalted butter
- Black gel food coloring
- Burgundy gel food coloring
Large Mixing Bowl - We are big fans of this glass batter bowl that has a handle. It makes it easy to mix ingredients and keeps the mixing bowl steady on the counter.
Parchment Paper - I love that I can use parchment paper to help make it easier to remove the cookies. They also make clean-up a breeze. If you are not using parchment paper you will want to spray non-stick cooking spray on your baking sheet to help the cookies not stick.
Baking Sheets - We are huge fans of these baking sheets with sides. You don't have to worry; you will remove the cookies from the oven and have them slide right off.
Heat resistant potholders - A couple of years ago we had a fire scare when we didn't realize we had turned a burner on and a cloth potholder caught fire. Thankfully we walked by the kitchen and saw the smoke and were able to get it out ourselves. Since then we have only used these heat-resistant potholders.
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Halloween Pinwheel Cookies
- 5 C All Purpose Flour
- 2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- 1 ½ C Unsalted Butter
- 2 C White Sugar
- 4 Eggs
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- Black food coloring
- Burgundy food coloring
- Cream the soft margarine with the sugar until the combination is smooth not grainy to the touch in a mixing bowl.
- Add all 4 eggs at one time...Continue to mix.
- Add the vanilla.. Continue mixing.
- Sift the four, baking powder, and salt together.
- Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.
- Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.
- Divide the batter in half. Place batter in two separate bowls.
- In bowl #1 add the Black gel food coloring. Make sure all of the batter is colored black.
- In bowl #2 add the Burgundy gel food coloring. Making sure all of the batter is colored burgundy.
- Remove each of the balls of colored batter from their bowls and wrap tightly in plastic wrap.
- Refrigerate for at least one hour.
- Select your main color which will be the outside roll of the pinwheel.
- Flour 2 cutting boards and rolling pin.
- Taking the primary color for your pinwheel cookies, toss some flour on it.
- Using your flour coated rolling pin.. roll out the batter leaving it on the flour coated cutting board.
- Taking your secondary colored batter, toss some flour on it, using the floured rolling pin roll out the batter.
- Using a metal spatula to lift out that rolled out batter. Lay that batter on the top of your primary batter.
- Using the rolling pin roll the two together...Cut away any extra batter.
- Roll the combined chilled batter into one log.
- Wrap the log with plastic wrap closing each of the ends.
- Place in the freezer for about an hour.
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Take out of the freezer, removing the plastic wrap, cutting the batter into 2 inch pieces, keeping the shape of a circle.
- Place the cut slices on a parchment paper covered cookie sheet.
- -Bake at 325 degrees for 13 minutes.
Recipe originally shared on October 2, 2015. Updated October 2020
One question: when you say 2-inch slices, do you mean the diameter? How wide should one slice them?