PINWHEEL COOKIES

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We’ve got you covered with the perfect Fourth of July Cookies! These polka-dotted and striped Pinwheel Cookies Pops will be a fun addition to your Independence Day celebrations. These cookies, which Pinwheel Cupcakes and pinwheel yard spinners inspire, have a modern twist to the American Flag. Two designs are available, featuring red and white stripes and blue and white dots. Step-by-step instructions are included for both.

We’ve provided you with the recipes for sugar cookie dough, royal icing, and how to roll it out.

Bake the cookies

Cut out pinwheels using our¬†favorite sugar cookie dough. Place striped straws in the bottom of each one about 1 1/2″ thick. Then place on a cookie sheet prepared about 1 inch apart.

Refrigerate cookies for 20 minutes. The cookies will keep their shape better when baked if you do this.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.

PREP The icing

While the cookies are cooling, prepare a batch of royal frosting.

Divide the icing between 3 containers: one for each color: Red, blue, and white.

Prepare piping bags with couplers and tips for red, white, and blue.

Prepare flood bottles using red, white, and blue “flood-consistency” icing.

For your reference, Icing Consistency:

Piping consistency: stiff icing from the mixer plus a few drops of water to ensure the icing does not crack when piping.

Flood Consistency – thin icing by adding one teaspoon of water at a time, then stir with a small spatula. Continue to add water until desired Consistency is reached. If you lift your spatula, and the icing drips back into itself within 10 seconds of raising it, that is a good consistency.

Decorate the pinwheels

Start with the pinwheels in solid red and blue polka dots. Use the blue piping consistency to pipe four large, intersecting triangles to create the four most significant portions of the pinwheel.

Fill in the triangles using the blue flood icing.

Add the white polka dot using the white flood frosting in the bottle.

Use red piping consistency icing to finish the edges of the pinwheel.

Fill in the small triangles using the red flood icing.

Add a dot of white icing with piping consistency in the center of the pinwheel where the triangles meet.

Try the pinwheels in red and white stripes with blue polka dots. As needed, refer to the pictures above.

Use the white piping consistency to pipe four large, intersecting white triangular shapes for the four most significant portions of the pinwheel.

Fill in the triangles using the white flood icing.

Add the red dots and stripes using the red flood icing from the bottle.

The pinwheel is now ready to be decorated.

Fill in the small triangles using the blue flood icing.

Add the white polka dot using the white flood frosting in the bottle.

Add a dot of red piping consistency icing in the center of the pinwheel where the triangles meet.

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