These cute little swirl cookies are a perfect treat for your special occasion…such as Valentine’s Day!  You can certainly make these for any holiday or any occasion…(read: a Tuesday) however I thought they would be fun for Valentine’s Day!  I use store bought dough to make it extra simple!  Change out the colors to match your party theme or your preferred holiday!

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Ingredients Needed:

  • 1 roll of refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • red food coloring
  • parchment paper
  • popsicle sticks or cookie sticks

Valentine's Day Swirl Cookies

Start out by dividing your cookie roll in half.  Add one half to a bowl and add a few drops of food coloring and knead until mixed well.   Return to the refrigerator to chill for at least 10 minutes.

Valentine's Day Swirl Cookies

Remove from fridge and roll out each color on a piece of parchment paper.  I then trimmed the dough to the same size.

Valentine's Day Swirl Cookies

Flip the pink dough right on top of the white using your parchment paper to help!

Valentine's Day Swirl Cookies

Peel back the parchment paper on top and you are left with stacked dough!

Valentine's Day Swirl Cookies

Roll the stacked dough into a log and put in the freezer for about 20 minutes to harden up.  It doesn’t need to be frozen but needs to be pretty firm!  Repeat with remaining dough.

Valentine's Day Swirl Cookies

Remove log from the freezer and slice into 3/4” slices.

Valentine's Day Swirl Cookies

Transfer to  a cookie sheet, lined with parchment paper and insert popsicle sticks!  Bake according the package.  Since the dough is very cold, I had to use the upper time on the packaged directions.

Remove from oven and cool and enjoy!

Valentine's Day Swirl Cookies

Valentine's Day Swirl Cookies

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