Saturday, September 30, 2017

Autumn Swirl Cookies

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Autumn Swirl Cookies

Autumn Swirl Cookies
I came across these darling Halloween Swirl Cookies from Make Bake Celebrate (recipe link below) on Pinterest and wanted to make them with the colors of Autumn. I used AmeriColor Soft Gel Paste Food Color in Super Red, Orange, Lemon Yellow and Wilton Kelly Green Gel Paste. The dark chocolate dough was the brown color and represents a tree and red, orange, yellow and green are for the colors of leaves. As summer says bye-bye and autumn arrives (yay!), green leaves morph into these beautiful colors. I had vanilla sugar cookie and dark chocolate sugar cookie dough in my freezer from previous cookie projects, so I made Autumn Swirl Cookies. The cookies have a little bite and the combination of vanilla and dark chocolate swirled together makes this a divine cookie. Use whatever sugar cookie recipe you prefer or find the links below for the vanilla and dark chocolate sugar cookie recipes. Instructions follow. Happy Fall!

Autumn Swirl Cookies

Pretty Autumn Swirl Cookies

Autumn Swirl Cookies
For the sprinkles, I used Wilton Chocolate Jimmies, Wilton Autumn Mix and picked out Yellow Jimmies from a Wilton Spring Mix and combined them in a bowl; set aside.

Autumn Sprinkles Mix

Wilton Chocolate Jimmies

Wilton Autumn Mix Sprinkles
Once your dough has chilled, place over wax paper and roll out into a log. Cut the log into however many colors you will use. 

Take the sections of dough and form each one into a ball. Insert your finger in the center of each one to make a well and add your color gel paste. 

Added Gel Paste Colors to each dough well
Use disposable rubber gloves for each color and knead until the color is reached.

All the dough is colored
Line a baking sheet with wax paper or parchment paper and make small round dough balls for each color.

Small dough ball on baking sheet
I had five colors, so I took one of each dough ball and put them together. I alternated colors to make different designs. Repeat this step until you are done.

Put 1 of each dough ball together in any color combination you like

If the dough gets to room temperature it will be difficult to work with so if this happens, place in freezer for 5 minutes.

Roll each into one ball and place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat until you have all the colors rolled together in a ball. 

Roll each dough ball together like this
When I had all the dough balls done, I placed them in the freezer for 5 minutes. 

Take each dough ball and roll out into a long rope trying to keep it as even as possible. 

Roll out each ball like this
Take one edge and start rolling into a swirl and then dip the edge rolling it in the sprinkles, and gently press a leaf decoration in the center. 

Dip each one into the sprinkles
Place cookies on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.

Repeat this step until all the cookies are swirled and sprinkled. 

Place them in the freezer for 15 minutes.

If you use the sugar cookies linked below, heat oven to 350 degrees.

Bake for 12-15 minutes. My cookies baked perfectly in 14 minutes. 

Autumn Swirl Sprinkles on wire racks cooling. 
Oven temps vary so check the cookies at the 12 minute mark and adjust baking time accordingly.

If you use your own cookie recipe follow those directions.

Let cookies cool for 10 minutes on baking sheets and then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

For the Halloween Swirl Cookies recipe and instructions, visit Make Bake Celebrate:

For the Vanilla Sugar Cookie recipe, visit my Firetruck  Cookies post:

For the Dark Chocolate Sugar Cookie recipe, visit my Eclipse Galaxy Cookies post:


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