Rainbow Pinwheel Cookies

Happy March Everyone! It’s Gina from Kleinworth & Co. again.

Are you all ready for St. Patty’s Day??? I really enjoy it. All the bright colors that just scream HAPPY put me in a great mood. So because of my happy, St. Patty’s Day mood- I decided to create some really fun cookies to share with you all here today. These Rainbow Pinwheel Cookies are adorable & definitely made my kids smile BIG. They look hard to make but let me assure you- it’s really quite simple. Perfect little treat to help celebrate your day!

Aside from the green swirl…

I added rainbow sprinkles & jimmies around the edges for that extra St. Patrick’s Day flair.

The change of the calendar to March has me so excited. I have been more excited than ever about St. Patty’s Day.  Because of all that excitement-  today I’m sharing  150 St. Patrick’s Day Ideas – so if you are looking for inspiration for decor, crafts or more recipes- I have you covered.

Rainbow Pinwheel Cookies

Rainbow Pinwheel Cookies


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • green food color
  • rainbow sprinkles or jimmies


Combine flour, salt & baking powder into a bowl, mix and set aside.
In mixer bowl, cream together softened butter & sugar.
Once smooth, add eggs & vanilla-beat well.
Add the flour mixture to the butter / egg mixture a little at a time. Mix until the dough is smooth and flour is fully incorporated.
Remove 1/2 the dough & wrap in plastic wrap – refrigerate at least 1 hour.
With remaining dough in bowl- add several drops of food color & beat well until combined & dough becomes your desired color- you can keep adding drops & beating until you get to where you want.
Remove & wrap colored dough with plastic wrap. Chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out each ball of dough separately to about 1/4 inch thickness.
Using a pastry brush, apply a little water to the darker layer of dough.
Roll the lighter color of dough around the rolling pin and transfer it on top of the darker colored layer of dough. The little bit of water will help them stick together.
Trim the edges so you end up with a neat and tidy rectangle.
Gently roll dough from one of the wider ends
Work log to even it out if the middle is thicker then the ends
Pour some sprinkles into your hand & brush the outside of the dough with a bit more water and add your sprinkles.
Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour.
Once chilled, slice the dough into rounds to your desired thickness. The thinner the blade used to slice them, the better. A thick blade will tend to squish the dough.
Bake in the center of a preheated oven at 350 degrees for approximately 8-10 minutes


Aren’t they adorable??!!! I may have to make some more!

I told you they were quite simple but tend to “wow the crowd” when you take them to gatherings. So if you have some St. Patrick’s Day festivities planned- these will surely be a hit.

Want more St. Patty’s Day Recipes??

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