If there’s one thing you may or may not know about me, it’s that I’m addicted to Pinterest. Addicted. I can’t stop “pinning” all my favourite recipes, items for the house, etc. I can’t help it. I love surrounding myself with beautiful things and I love creating (or attempting to recreate) beautiful things.
My brother’s girlfriend recently showed me these really pretty Rainbow Pinwheel Cookies on Pinterest. I thought they were so pretty, and just had to try making them!
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know that A) My family and I eat very healthy, I grow a lot of our food, we don’t give our daughter too much sugar, B) My four year old daughter actually doesn’t like overly sweet things, and C) Though I feed my family healthy, every now and then I give us a little treat. A package of Twistos, the occasional frozen pizza, or some homemade baked goods are treats for our family.
Despite knowing that my daughter doesn’t like cookies, I still wanted to bake the really cool looking Rainbow Pinwheel cookies!
Rainbow Pinwheel Cookies
The recipe itself is basically your standard sugar cookie recipe. I’m sure you have a family favourite, but in case you don’t already have a sugar cookie recipe you use all the time, here’s one from Canadian Living.
The sugar cookie recipe I use is this one, but I substitute natural cane sugar for the white sugar.
Once you’ve mixed your sugar cookie ingredients, separate dough into five equal portions and put them in separate bowls. Here’s where the fun begins! Add food colouring to each bowl. This is a great opportunity to teach kids about colours. Little One was excited to see that red and blue make her favourite colour: purple!
The result: Really pretty Rainbow Pinwheel Cookies.
The verdict? My 4 year old daughter looked at them and said, “That’s nice, Mom. Can I have an orange?”
Little One loves baking in the kitchen with Mom and she loves the idea of cookies. She just doesn’t like eating cookies or sweets. I guess I can’t complain! So happy she loves fruit more than cookies!
I ended up having to give all the cookies to friends and family since we baked 4 dozen cookies! Little One and I don’t really like sweets and Hubby doesn’t need them! It was a fun activity to do with my daughter though!