| December 7, 2012

If you're celebrating Hanukkah this year, or just want to get into the holiday spirit, why not bake some of these bright blue sugar cookies?

Ciaran Blumenfeld from Momfluential shared her "Dizzy Dreidel Cookies" recipe with us just in time for Hanukkah. 

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These irresistible sweets, reminiscent of a dreidel's swirly path, are perfect for an after dinner treat with the family or a festive holiday party. 

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Dizzy Dreidel Cookies

Cooking Method: 
Prep Time: 
12 minutes
Cook Time: 
8 minutes
Total Time: 
20 minutes


  • 8 ounces butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 squares unsweetened chocolate
  • 3 cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • about 6 tablespoons of milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Blue gel food coloring


  1. Combine butter, sugar and egg yolks. Add flour and baking powder alternately with milk. Add vanilla.
  2. Knead dough lightly by hand and divide into two balls. Add blue gel coloring to half of the dough. Divide both balls in half, so you have two blue and two vanilla.
  3. Take one vanilla and one blue ball. Spread out waxed paper on counter, about 17 inches long. Put vanilla dough on bottom, blue dough on top on the waxed paper. Smash down gently and carefully roll out the two evenly to about 9×13 inches long (leaving extra wax paper on all edges). Roll the dough up again, into a 13 inch long log, taking care not to roll in the wax paper!
  4. Wrap the wax paper around the log. Carefully twist the ends of the wax paper to secure. Repeat this process for the other two balls to make a second log.
  5. Chill dough in fridge for at least 1 hr, or up to a day. Slice with sharp knife into 1/4 inch rounds and bake at 400 degrees for 8 minutes or so.
  6. Do not brown them! Pinwheels should just start to get golden. Let them firm up for a few minutes before removing from baking sheet. Serve with milk, tea or coffee.