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Adorable little red velvet swirl cookies with lemon & strawberry!
Need a last minute gift? Keep a batch of these cookies in your freezer, bake when you need them and pop them in an origami box for a super cute gift that anyone will love to munch.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1135 projects »
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  • How to bake a pinwheel cookie. Red Velvet Swirl Cookies - Step 1
    Step 1

    Whisk together the butter, sugar and egg.

  • How to bake a pinwheel cookie. Red Velvet Swirl Cookies - Step 2
    Step 2

    Whisk together the flour, salt and baking soda and then mix in to the butter. Knead to form a thick dough and then separate into two balls.

  • How to bake a pinwheel cookie. Red Velvet Swirl Cookies - Step 3
    Step 3

    Add the cocoa, red food colouring and strawberry essence to one dough ball and mix in. Add the lemon flavouring and yellow food colouring to the other dough ball and mix in.

  • How to bake a pinwheel cookie. Red Velvet Swirl Cookies - Step 4
    Step 4

    Separate each batch of dough into 3 balls and wrap each in cling film. Pop in the freezer for 10 minutes.

  • How to bake a pinwheel cookie. Red Velvet Swirl Cookies - Step 5
    Step 5

    Unfold the cling film and sprinkle the top of the lemon dough with with flour. Roll out into a

  • How to bake a pinwheel cookie. Red Velvet Swirl Cookies - Step 6
    Step 6

    Roll out the red doll ball too so that the two sheets of dough and roughly the same size.

  • How to bake a pinwheel cookie. Red Velvet Swirl Cookies - Step 7
    Step 7

    Carefully lift the red dough sheet and place it on top of the lemon dough.

  • How to bake a pinwheel cookie. Red Velvet Swirl Cookies - Step 8
    Step 8

    Starting at the bottom, lift the cling film and roll the dough over on itself.

  • How to bake a pinwheel cookie. Red Velvet Swirl Cookies - Step 9
    Step 9

    Pull back the cling film and continue rolling until the dough is in a nice log. Pop back in the freezer for 10 minutes.

  • How to bake a pinwheel cookie. Red Velvet Swirl Cookies - Step 10
    Step 10

    When you're ready to bake your cookies, preheat the oven to 180'C. Unwrap the log of cookie dough and use a sharp knife to cut the log into cookies.

  • How to bake a pinwheel cookie. Red Velvet Swirl Cookies - Step 11
    Step 11

    Place the cookies on a baking sheet.

  • How to bake a pinwheel cookie. Red Velvet Swirl Cookies - Step 12
    Step 12

    Bake for 15 minutes and then munch. They taste great dipped in coffee!

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