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Sprinkled Spiral Cookies Recipe

Say goodbye to boring and hello to sprinkles and color! These Spiral Cookies are super fun. They make every occasion brighter and more exciting!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Refrigerate: 3 hours
Servings: 24
Calories: 175kcal
Author: Megan Porta


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 sticks unsalted butter cubed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tube gel food coloring any color
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup multi-colored nonpareil sprinkles


  • Combine the 2 cups of flour, baking powder, salt and sugars in a food processor and process to mix. Add butter and process until the mixture has a cornmeal consistency. Add the vanilla and process until mixture just forms a ball.
  • Divide the dough in half and return one half to the food processor. Add the almond extract, food coloring and 2 Tbsp flour and mix until just incorporated.
  • Roll out each portion of dough between sheets of waxed paper into an 8×11-inch rectangle, with ¼-inch thickness. Stack the dough, leaving in the wax paper, onto a baking sheet and refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour.
  • Pour the sprinkles into a shallow dish. Remove the dough from fridge and peel off the top pieces of wax paper from each dough half. Lift one and flip it over onto the other half so that the doughs are touching. Remove the top sheet of wax paper and trim the long edges with a sharp knife so that the sides are straight.
  • When the dough becomes just pliable, roll the dough beginning with a long end into a log. Gently curl the edge with fingertips and try to avoid creating pockets of air. Carefully lift log into the dish with the decors and roll until outside is completely coated. Wrap the log in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm enough to slice, about 2 hours.
  • Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F.
    Slice the cookie log into 1/4-inch-thick discs and bake on parchment-lined baking sheets for 15 to 17 minutes, or until the cookies are no longer shiny. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.


  • If you have any scraps of dough leftover, just roll them out in worm like strips, bake them and enjoy a treat! They won't need to bake as long so keep an eye on them.
  • The green swirl is fun for Christmas, but any color would be just as fun. Bright yellow for a spring-time cookie? Orange for a Halloween cookie? A swirl of colors for a birthday cookie?
  • Use a piece of 8.5x11 paper as a guide when rolling out and measuring the dough rectangle.


Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 294IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg
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