Holiday Sugar Cookies


I make sugar cookies every year at Christmas.  I decided to try something a little different this year and was inspired to make these swirled sugar cookies pinned to my recipe board.

Start with a a basic sugar cookie recipe.  Then divide the dough and add chocolate to half of the dough.  Chill the dough before rolling between sheets of waxed paper.  (If the dough is sticking to the paper, it's not chilled enough).  Roll the two cookie doughs into a log and slice.


Bake the cookies on parchment paper.  This keeps them from burning on the edges and bottoms.

 

Holiday Sugar Cookies

I also made another batch but instead of adding chocolate, I added red food coloring to half of the dough.  After I rolled the dough into a log, I rolled the log in colorful sprinkles.

Holiday Sugar Cookies
The pin that inspiration today's post came from Sprinkle Bakes.  Go here for the recipe and detailed directions on how to make these cookies.


28 comments:

  1. Sugar cookies are my favorite! Love that you rolled and sprinkled them.. so fun and festive!
    Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo party.. I am your newest follower~
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  2. I love how fun and colorful these cookies are. Very festive! Thanks so much for sharing on "I Gotta Try That"
    Marcie

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  3. I love how festive these look! Thank you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends this week!

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  4. These look great, however I am just awful at making sugar cookies.

    Garrett @TheGrowingPatch
    www.growingpatch.com

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  5. These cookies are so cute! http://amrsandamama.wordpress.com/

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  6. Simply adorable! Loving the sprinkles!! I have to make these!!

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  7. Another Pinterest fan here too. Love the look of these cookies. I'm pinning them! LOL Thanks so much for linking up at Thriving on Thursdays. I'm featuring these on Sunday evening at my Thrifty Christmas round up. Be great to see you next Thursday.

    Anne xx

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    1. Thanks so much for featuring my sugar cookies! Happy Holidays!

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  8. Very pretty! I have made date pinwheel cookies, which look similar to your white and chocolate cookies. Glad you shared these; they're awesome!

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  9. These cookies look so pretty and delicious! I'm a Pinterest addict too, so I love your blog name! :) Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

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  10. Those are adorable!! I would love for you to share them at my link up party SHOW-licious Craft Showcase!

    http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/2012/12/show-licious-craft-showcase-12.html

    Marti

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  11. These sound delicious! Thank you for sharing your recipe on Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party. Please make sure to link your recipe back to http://foodiefriendsfriday.com and go back today to vote for your favorite recipes!

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  12. These are so colorful and fun. Love it! Thanks for sharing with 'Creating Christmas'.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  13. Thanks for linking up to my party! I wanted to let you know I picked your link to feature this week! See my post and grab my feature button here http://toastiestudio.blogspot.nl/2012/12/create-and-inspire-50-picks.html

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    1. Thanks so much for featuring my sugar cookies! Happy Holidays!



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  14. I love a great "swirly" cookie! These are so pretty! I love that you rolled them in the sprinkles!
    Congratulations! You will be featured at this week's Super Link Party! Come on by & check it out! http://earning-my-cape.blogspot.com/search/label/Super%20Link%20Party
    Thanks for partying with me!
    ~Susie~

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    1. Thanks so much for featuring my sugar cookies! Happy Holidays!

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  15. Wow - love your colorful take on this dessert!! Well done. I'm following you on Pinterest and I already pinned your picture. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

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  16. These are super cute. I have something similar on my todo list and just haven't gotten around to doing it yet. Thanks so much for sharing at Whatcha Whipped Up Wednesday

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  17. Oh my gosh - adding chocolate to sugar cookie dough - how have I never thought of this? I'm a huge chocoholic, and I actually don't each sugar cookies because they don't have chocolate in them (true story). I'll definitely be trying this. Thanks for sharing on Link Love Thursday. Have a nice day!

    Angie
    www.easylivingmom.com

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    1. I'm a chocoholic too! The pink cookies with sprinkles are pretty, but the chocolate ones are delicious and my favorite!

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  18. Yum!!! What a fun way to "dress up" sugar cookings w/o just doing icing!! Thank you for linking up with Thursday Obessions!!

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  19. These look delicious!!!!!! Pinned:) Happy Holidays
    http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2012/12/gluten-free-play-dough.html
    http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2012/12/red-white-christmas.html

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  20. I love the colors on these; they're so pretty! They'd be perfect for a party. Thanks so much for linking up to Inspire Me Wednesday!

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  21. Wow so yummy sweet recipe. I love the recipe so much. I like your post so much.wordpress customization india

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  22. These are so pretty - thank you so much for linking up at Empty Your Archive, Alice x

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  23. You have the most scrumptious cookie recipe! I'm hosting the ultimate holiday cookie recipe exchange extravaganza online at The Jenny Evolution and wanted to be sure to invite you. I hope you'll link up and see if you're highlighted later in the week :-)

    Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution
    http://www.thejennyevolution.com/ultimate-christmas-holiday-cookie-exchange-round-up/

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