Quick and Easy Easter Pinwheel Cookies

by Melissa

Many thanks to Nestle Toll House for sponsoring today’s story and encouraging me to bake cookies for my loved ones this spring!

Yesterday I shared with you some cute Easter treats and that it was one of the reasons I loved the holidays because I had an excuse to make all of them. However, there are plenty of reasons why we just don’t have the time to make cute chicks and bunnies. For that reason I wanted to also share with you today how you can make something just as cute and delicious but quick and easy for the busy mom. These Easter pinwheel cookies only take a few minutes of prep time.

These pinwheel cookies are quick and easy and perfect for a Easter treat.

Quick and Easy Easter Pinwheel Cookies
Author: Melissa Coleman
Ingredients
  • 1 pkg. 16 oz. NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Rolled & Ready Sugar Cookie Dough Sheets
  • Easter non-pareils or Easter colored sugar
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Rolling Pin
Instructions
  1. The best thing about this recipe is that part of it is done for you. The rolled and ready cookie sheets are well, already rolled and ready.
  2. Sprinkle on your non-pareils or sugar evenly across the whole sheet.
  3. Using a rolling pin lightly roll over the dough and press the sprinkles in.
  4. Roll up the dough, length wise. You will want to do this carefully so that the roll doesn't try to fall apart on you. If it cracks as you are rolling just gently reshape the roll.
  5. Wrap the roll in plastic wrap and freeze for approximately 1 hour.
  6. Preheat your oven to 350° F. While your oven is preheating let your frozen roll stand at room temperature for 10 minutes.
  7. Cut the roll into approximately 1/4 inch slices and bake 2 inches apart for 8-10 minutes.
  8. Let cool and store in a airtight container.

These pinwheel cookies are quick and easy and perfect for a Easter treat.

I love the rolled and ready cookie sheets because it makes this recipe super easy. You can share with your kids and get them in on the fun baking action. My daughter had lots of fun sprinkling the non-pariels all over. It is the perfect activity to do as a family and you get rewarded with a yummy treat in the end.

These pinwheel cookies are quick and easy and perfect for a Easter treat.

The rolled and ready dough is also great for cookie cutters. Which also makes for quick and easy Easter cookies.

These pinwheel cookies are quick and easy and perfect for a Easter treat.



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Lindsey @ Redhead Baby Mama March 11, 2015 - 9:32 AM

The first time I tried this, I forgot to refrigerate the roll again – SMUSH! It’s a very important step!

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Melissa Coleman March 11, 2015 - 4:15 PM

Yep, definitely want to put the roll in the freezer for at least an hour.

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Rachelle J March 11, 2015 - 11:34 AM

Thee are so cute! I think I’m going to make these with my daughter for her class!

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Melissa Coleman March 11, 2015 - 4:17 PM

That would be fun! If you can find the chocolate cookie sheets you can stake it with the regular sugar and then roll. It will give the pinwheel a little more definition. Unfortunately those buggers are hard to find. At least in my neck of the woods. I had planned to do that and show for my Easter pinwheel post but no such luck finding them this time around.

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Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle March 11, 2015 - 12:44 PM

Those are the cutest! I’ve never tried making pinwheel cookies before. They’re easier to make than I thought. Thanks!

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Melissa Coleman March 11, 2015 - 4:14 PM

They are super easy to make. If you can find the chocolate rolled and ready sheets as well as the sugar ones then they make a really cute pinwheel design too.

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Bri Radke March 11, 2015 - 1:28 PM

I can’t wait to make these! They are adorable and so easy to make. Thanks!

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Ashley ~ 3 Little Greenwoods March 11, 2015 - 4:43 PM

Such a fun and creative idea for cookies! Love it!

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vanessa: BriteandBubbly March 11, 2015 - 6:25 PM

These are fantastic! I’m going to make these for our Easter Brunch.

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Pam March 11, 2015 - 6:40 PM

These turned out so cute. I need to make them for the family get together!

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Robin {Masshole Mommy} March 11, 2015 - 6:43 PM

These cookies would be adorable for Easter. I bet the kids would love to help make them, too.

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Melissa Coleman March 12, 2015 - 10:36 AM

Yep, going crazy with the sprinkles is always fun. 🙂

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Danielle K March 11, 2015 - 7:27 PM

These are my favorite sugar cookies to make. Love how simple and cute the pinwheel sprinkle design is too!

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Marcie W. March 11, 2015 - 7:52 PM

This looks like a fun, easy way to jazz up sugar cookies! I can not think of a single person that does not like sprinkles.

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Melissa Coleman March 12, 2015 - 10:35 AM

We are sprinkle crazy in our house.

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Tiffany@LivingSweetMoments March 11, 2015 - 9:32 PM

Adorable cookies!! My daughters would go crazy for them and the fact that the sprinkles are baked alongside them should give them a nice texture!

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Chrysa Duran March 11, 2015 - 11:01 PM

Oh my goodness now I know how to make these! Thanks for the easy tutorial!

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Jeanine March 11, 2015 - 11:02 PM

Oh how cute! These look great! I love baking cookies and think my kids would love these.. Especially decorating them!

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Crystal March 11, 2015 - 11:54 PM

I love sugar cookies, but don’t make them very often. The extra step to roll everything out is discouraging, I guess. This sounds like a great way to enjoy the sugar cookies I love.

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Melissa Coleman March 12, 2015 - 10:34 AM

Yep… the rolled and ready would be perfect for you then. You wouldn’t even have to make pinwheels. These cookie sheets you can just cut with cookie cutters, pop in the oven and done.

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Cinny March 12, 2015 - 1:36 AM

I love sugar cookies! I should try this out.

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Christie March 12, 2015 - 9:04 AM

I love the sprinkles! A perfect cookie for spring!

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Angela March 12, 2015 - 9:09 AM

Wow, I always thought pinwheel cookies would be hard but you make it look easy, these look SO good! I love cookies way too much!

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Melissa Coleman March 12, 2015 - 10:33 AM

Nope, pinwheels are so easy. I wished these were a little more defined but if you wanted them to be you could always do a extra layer of cookie dough (like chocolate). The important part is letting them set up in the freezer for a bit so that they won’t smush together.

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Debbie Denny March 12, 2015 - 11:41 AM

I love this. Really looks easy to make.

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Ann Bacciaglia March 12, 2015 - 1:10 PM

These cookies looks so good and simple to make. I will have to try making some this weekend.

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Chrystal @ YUM eating March 12, 2015 - 3:04 PM

Everything is better with sprinkles! These look so simple and cute. I bet kiddo could make them all by herself. I’ll just sit and watch.

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Rosey March 12, 2015 - 7:18 PM

They did turn out cute. They’d be great for Easter dinner with the family… where everyone loves to go to the dessert table. 🙂

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Danielle @ We Have It All March 12, 2015 - 8:44 PM

I can’t wait to make these! They are adorable and so easy to make. Thanks for sharing.

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Shannon Gurnee March 13, 2015 - 12:50 AM

I love Nestle Toll House Cookies! This recipe sure sounds like a yummy one! Thanks for sharing.

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Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly March 13, 2015 - 2:37 AM

I will cook a multi-course meal but refuse to bake, so you can come over and bring these and I’ll supply dinner! 🙂

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Melissa Coleman March 13, 2015 - 12:56 PM

Haha Tracy, sounds like a plan!

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Tracey March 13, 2015 - 8:50 AM

Those are so pretty and look delicious! Pinning this to my Easter board.

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Amanda March 14, 2015 - 9:03 PM

Adorable and Yummy! These are perfect Easter treats!

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Amy D March 16, 2015 - 2:19 PM

These are really cute Spring cookies! I love the little sprinkles on them too!

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April Decheine March 17, 2015 - 11:16 AM

Very cute Easter cookies, I love them. I will have to bookmark this recipe.

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