Orange Pinwheel Birthday Cookies and Lemon Balls

by Suzanne on November 16, 2012

Orange Pinwheel Cookies

Yesterday I told you about my friend Katrina’s birthday and the treats I sent to her.  Lemon Balls and Orange Pinwheel Cookies. I also promised that I would deliver a recipe for the cute little Orange Pinwheel Cookies that I sent her – and that you can see above.  So, without further delay, here’s the cookie recipe. Print Orange Pinwheels Author: Suzanne Collier, adapted from Recipe type: cookie, dessert, snack Prep time:  7 hours Cook time:  15 mins Total time:  7 hours 15 mins Serves: 24   These are really fun cookies and perfect for a birthday party or celebration of any kind. They take a while to make, but are delicious! You will be the hit of the party and they will be worth every minute you spent on them. Ingredients 2 cups Unsifted Cake Flour ½ tsp Baking Powder ¼ tsp Pink Himalayn Salt ⅔ cup Unsifted Powdered Sugar ¼ cup Granulated Sugar 2½ sticks Unsalted Butter 1 tsp Vanilla ½ tsp Orange Extract ½ tsp concentrated Orange food coloring (like used for cakes in the little jars) 1½ cups Multi-colored Sprinkles Instructions Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and sugars in a food processor and process briefly to mix. Add the butter in 1 tablespoon pieces, one at a time; process with on/off bursts until the mixture has the consistency of cornmeal. Add the vanilla and process until the mixture just forms a ball. Remove all of the dough from the processor and divide the dough into 2 equal portions Return one of the portions to the food processor and add the orange extract and food coloring and process until just incorporated. Roll out each portion of dough between sheets of waxed paper. You want a rectangle about 11 × 8½ inches by 4 inch thick. Be sure your edges are the same depth as the center, about ⅛th inch all around. This will make it MUCH easier when you get ready to roll them together. Leave the dough between the sheets of waxed paper and slide onto a baking sheet. Refrigerate until firm for at least 2 hours or up to 3 days. Remove dough pieces from refrigerator. Pour the sprinkles into a shallow rectangular dish that will be long enough to accommodate the roll. Peel off the top sheet of waxed paper from both the vanilla dough and the orange dough. Brush the bottom (vanilla) dough very […]