The 4th of July is just around the corner, so it’s time to start planning your outdoor picnics and parties, and of course, your patriotic recipes! These patriotic pinwheel cookies are delicious and easy to make, and they’ll put a sparkle of fun into your festivities!
The Creative Cooke Exchange theme this month is Red, White, and Blue. Independence Day is coming soon and we have to celebrate! If you’re a blogger and you want to join in the fun, contact Laura via email (thespicedlife AT gmail DOT com) and she will get you added to our Facebook group where we coordinate events.
The recipe I made last month for Firecracker Cupcakes received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback, so I knew that it would be fun to share this recipe for Patriotic Pinwheel Cookies.
I remember sparklers being one of my very favorite things about the 4th of July, but the other favorite was the ground display fireworks that spin around on a fixed post. I don’t know whether or not they’re actually called pinwheels, but that’s what they reminded me of, so that’s what I used to call them. These cookies remind me very much of those sparkly pinwheels.
When I was planning out how I wanted these cookies to look, I tossed around the idea of putting them onto sticks. Truthfully, I think they’d be adorable that way, but everyone and their mother must have had the idea for cookies on a stick this month, because the craft store was sold completely out of them the day I was there!
The one thing I wanted to stray from was the use of food coloring. I really don’t like the way I feel when I eat food dye, so I try to avoid it. A few months ago, I went as far as to toss out my entire stash of liquid & gel food coloring. I can tell you that I’ve felt a whole lot better without them in my body, but it sure doesn’t help to be without them when you’re trying to create bright red and bright blue food! SO, I looked in the back of my baking cabinet and found a couple of bottles of colored sugar sprinkles. In addition to color, I thought they’d bring a fun sparkle to my cookies, and I was right. They also bring a little extra crunch to the texture. Yummi goodness!
Would you like to see more patriotic recipes?
How about these “Old Glory” patriotic cupcakes? This was before I had to stop using food coloring, but I think you’ll love the recipe!
MORE Delicious Patriotic Recipes!
Patriotic Quinoa Salad
You can also use the Creative Cookie Exchange as a resource for delicious cookie recipes. Be sure to check out our Facebook page, our Pinterest Board, and our monthly posts. You will be able to find them the first Tuesday after the 15th of each month! Also, if you are looking for inspiration to get in the kitchen and start baking, check out what my fellow CCE bloggers have made:
- Dried Berries and White Chocolate Chip Cookies by Holly at A Baker’s House
- Lemon Blueberry Cookies by Kathia at Basic N Delicious
- Patriotic Pinwheel Cookies by Becca at It’s Yummi!
- Raspberry and Blueberry Alfajore Cookies by Brenda at What’s Cooking America
- Raspberry Lemon Blueberry Bars by Stacy at Food Lust People Love
- Red, White, & Blue Oatmeal Cookies by Felice at All That’s Left Are The Crumbs
- Spicy Blue Cheese Shortbread Cookies by Renee at Magnolia Days
- Sprinkle Cookies by Karen at Karen’s Kitchen Stories