Since it's St. Patrick's day today I decided to make something green for this ocasion. I also had a chance to use the food colouring I bought a while ago. I slightly changed the recipe for the cookies and made these beautiful ones we decided to call Curly Swirls. They're fun to make and fit any occasion. I also made green macarons according to the recipe I posted here, but to be honest the curly swirls turned out so great that nobody even looked at the macarons :)
Curly Swirls recipe
What you need:
1 cup (150gr) soft butter
1 cup sugar
0,5 tsp baking powder
2 cups flour
1 tsp vanilla extract or 1 vanilla sugar
pinch of salt
green and orange food colouring
What to do:
Mix butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in 1 egg, combine with flour, vanilla sugar/extract, baking powder and salt.
At this point the daugh is hard to mix so take it out, divide into two parts, add food colouring to each of them (if you don't have it, 1 part can stay white and add 2 tbsp cocoa to the other one) and knead it until fully coloured.
Put in the freezer for 10 mins.
Take it out and roll out into two 3mm thick rectangles.
Place one over the other and roll up tightly.
Place in the freezer for another 15mins.
Preheat the oven to 180C
Cut the jelly roll into 1cm slices and coat in sugar (optional)
Place on a baking sheet.
Bake for 8mins.