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Pretty Pink Pinwheel Biscuit Recipe

March 13, 2015

Pin Wheel Cookies

Most of my recent baking has been of the traditional British variety and this week I felt like trying something new and having a little fun. I’ve seen pinwheel biscuits a few times on Pinterest and wanted to give them a go. I used a typical American sugar cookie recipe to make the biscuit dough and added pretty pink colouring and a generous helping of 100s and 1000s to decorate.

These take a little longer to make than normal biscuits, but they taste absolutely amazing and look pretty good too. I’m yet to get mine looking perfect enough for Pinterest but I’m still happy with how they turned out.

Pinwheel Cookie Recipe


3 cups plain flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

Pinch of salt

1 cup of butter

1 cup of granulated sugar

1 beaten egg (large)

1 small egg (for egg wash)

1 tbsp milk

100s and 1000s

1/4 tsp Gel food colouring (I used Wilton in Rose, which you can buy from Hobbycraft, you will need a professional colouring to get the string shade I achieved. The supermarket ones don’t come out this dark)

Wilton Rose Colouring

How to Make:

Preheat oven to 160 degrees.

Mix dry ingredients in a bowl and place to one side.

Beat the butter and sugar together until smooth and creamy.

Add the egg and milk to the mix and stir until combined.

Slowly mix in the dry ingredients until they form a stiff dough.

Divide the mixture in two and add food colouring to one half, mix the dough until the colour is fully combined.

Place the dough in the fridge for half an hour.

Roll out the two pieces of dough quite thinly and then place on top of each other. Gentle roll with the roller to fuse the two colours together.

Trim the edges so that you have a rectangle and gently roll.

Lay out a piece of cling film, place the roll onto the cling film and brush on some beaten egg all over the outside of the roll.

Sprinkle the 100s and 1000s all over the roll until it is fully covered. Then place in the fridge for about an hour to allow it to fully harden.

Remove from the fridge and thinly slice, placing each piece onto a baking tray covered with baking paper.

Cook for 7 minutes, they will still be soft but will harden as they cool. These get ruined really quickly so don’t overcook!

Cool on a wire rack and enjoy!

Pink Pinwheel Cookies

I hope you love these as much as I do. If you make them please tweet or Instagram me a pic as I absolutely love it when people make something they’ve seen on the blog. xxx

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