#footballsunday 1.0 : Seahawks Pinwheel Cookies

I'm not one for keeping up with holidays and events on my blog, but with the NFL season starting this week, I have a ton of bookmarked recipes that I want to experiment with (those successful will be shared here with you).

Once I started understanding football and started following the Seahawks, we started a new tradition at home where my husband makes lunch or dinner on game day (so much fun to see him in the kitchen!) and this year I'm adding to the tradition with Seahawks/football themed desserts.

This week we play season open at home on Thursday night (guess who's coming home for work early!) And this weeks experiment was making 3 colored pinwheel cookies, made a little early to share with all of you :) (but cookies are more oval then circle, but tastes good the same!)

Not a Seahawks fan? Change the colors to match your team, here's a great chart to find your team colors!

Seahawks Pinwheel Cookies

1 batch shortbread cookies
blue and green food color (I use AmeriColor gels)

Extra Tools
wax paper
rolling pin
baking trays and cooling racks

1. Divide the cookie dough into thirds, color one blue, one green and keep the third batch uncolored.
2. Roll each batch into rectangle between 2 sheets of wax paper. Roll the dough about 1/8th inch thick and about 9x13 rectangle.
3. Once all the colors have been rolled, stack them and freeze for about 5-7 mins. (This helps to prevent the dough from sticking to the wax paper)
4. Remove the dough sheets from the freezer, remove the wax paper and stack them on top of each other, make sure that the stack is still sandwiched between wax paper.
5. Once the dough comes back to room temperature, roll the dough into a circle using the wax paper on the bottom to prevent the dough from sticking to your hands.
6. Place the roll, wrapped in cling wrap in the fridge for about 10-15 mins. In the mean while preheat the oven to 350*F and line the baking sheets with wax paper.
7. Slice the dough roll and place them on the baking sheets about 1/2 inch apart and baking for 12-15 mins or till the cookie slides when pushed with a spatula.
8. Place the baking tray on the cooling rack and allow the cookies to cool on the tray before serving.

Check out the new page I created for more football themed desserts!
Go Hawks!


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks, the colors actually came out better than I expected, and the amount of food color didn't mess with the taste.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! and ofcourse, its all about the Hawks!


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