Beetlejuice Pinwheel Cookies Recipe

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Be the hit of the afterlife with this whimsical Beetlejuice inspired pinwheel cookies recipe! perfect for your next halloween gathering or scary movie night! For more spooky recipes see my Halloween page.

Beetlejuice Pinwheel Cookies Recipe

These spooky yet whimsical Beetlejuice pinwheel cookies are the perfect treat for all the Tim Burton fans out there. These striking treats feature vibrant green and instead of black I used purple swirls that mimic some of the fun stripes used throughout the movie!.

Making these cookies may seem as complicated as summoning a bio-exorcist! But just be patient, go slow and follow the steps to create the craziest Halloween pinwheel cookies!

To achieve the stunning pinwheel effect, you’ll start by preparing two different sugar cookie doughs: one colored with green food coloring and another with a bright purple shade.

Once you’ve evenly divided each dough into separate portions, it’s time to roll them out side by side into rectangles of equal size. Then comes the fun part – carefully layering one rectangle on top of another before rolling them up tightly like a sushi roll.

After chilling in the fridge, all that’s left to do is slice off rounds from your cookie log and bake them until they’re crisped to perfection. Let’s make some fun pinwheel sugar cookies!

Pinwheel Cookies Recipe

Beetlejuice Pinwheel Cookies Recipe

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 cup 8 ounces unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • food coloring in red and green
pinwheel cookie ingredients

INSTRUCTIONS

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the sugar, salt, baking powder and butter. Blend until smooth using the paddle attachment.
  • Add in the egg and vanilla, then mix well.
  • Add in the flour. Mix on low speed for about 2-3 minutes or until the dough is combined and it is pulling away from the sides of the bowl. 
mix the cookie ingredients
  • Separate the dough evenly between two small bowls. Tint one with the green food coloring and the other with the purple food coloring.  Knead by hand or reuse the stand mixer. Be sure to wash in between so as to not mix the colors. The dough should be thoroughly mixed and the color incorporated. 
dye the dough with food coloring
  • Using a rolling pin, roll out each dough ball until it is about ¼ of an inch thick and in a rectangular shape.
  • Lay the green sheet of dough on top of the purple. If the dough is too soft, give place them in the refrigerator to stiffen them up. About 1/2 hour.
  • Use a knife or a pizza cutter to rim off any uneven edges so that each side is straight and the layers are lined up.
  • Starting on one of the longer sides, roll the dough slowly and carefully as to not break the dough – if it does crack and break, just gently press back together. See notes for tips.
flatten out the dough
  • Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours (or overnight if possible).
  • Prep your baking sheets with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Remove the log of dough from the refrigerator and using a serrated knife, cut of the ends to create a smooth starting point. 
  • Continue to cut slices of dough approximately 1/4-1/2 of an inch thick. Any smaller than that you would need to adjust the temperature.
bake and cool the cookies
  • Place each cookie spiral side up on the prepared baking sheet, leaving a 1 inch space between each cookie.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 10-12 minutes or just until the edges are set and just slightly turning golden brown on the bottom.
  • Allow to cool on the pan for about 5 minutes before removing the to a wire rack. Enjoy!

BAKING FAVS

MAKE AHEAD: Place cookies in an airtight container. Keep on the counter for up to one week.
FREEZER: Wrap in plastic wrap and place them in an airtight container. Freeze for up to 3 months.

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Beetlejuice Halloween Pinwheel Cookies Recipe

Make these whimsical halloween cookies inspired by Beetlejuice himself! These fun sugar cookies with mesmerizing layers of green and purple dough, intertwine to create a captivating spiral pattern. Perfect halloween for parties, movie night or a sweet snack!
Servings: 18 people
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 32 minutes
Calories: 224

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 cup 8 ounces unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • food coloring in red and green

Instructions

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the sugar, salt, baking powder and butter. Blend until smooth using the paddle attachment.
  • Add in the egg and vanilla, then mix well.
  • Add in the flour. Mix on low speed for about 2-3 minutes or until the dough is combined and it is pulling away from the sides of the bowl. 
  • Separate the dough evenly between two small bowls. Tint one with the green food coloring and the other with the purple food coloring.  Knead by hand or reuse the stand mixer. Be sure to wash in between so as to not mix the colors. The dough should be thoroughly mixed and the color incorporated. 
  • Using a rolling pin, roll out each dough ball until it is about ¼ of an inch thick and in a rectangular shape.
  • Lay the green sheet of dough on top of the purple. If the dough is too soft, give place them in the refrigerator to stiffen them up. About 1/2 hour.
  • Use a knife or a pizza cutter to rim off any uneven edges so that each side is straight and the layers are lined up.
  • Starting on one of the longer sides, roll the dough slowly and carefully as to not break the dough – if it does crack and break, just gently press back together. See notes for tips.
  • Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours or overnight if possible.
  • Prep your baking sheets with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Remove the log of dough from the refrigerator and using a serrated knife, cut of the ends to create a smooth starting point. 
  • Continue to cut slices of dough approximately 1/4-1/2 of an inch thick.
  • Place each cookie spiral side up on the prepared baking sheet, leaving a 1 inch space between each cookie.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 10-12 minutes or just until the edges are set and just slightly turning golden brown on the bottom.
  • Allow to cool on the pan for about 5 minutes before removing the to a wire rack. Enjoy!

NOTES

  •  Cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to a week or frozen for 3 months. 
  • Take your time making these. Some may find it easier to lay the cookie layers on plastic wrap when rolling them up, to keep the dough from falling apart or cracking. 
  • Freeze the rolled dough for future use! Just thaw, cut the cookies and bake.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 82mg | Potassium: 29mg | Sugar: 14g | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg
COURSE :Dessert
CUISINE :American
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