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Easy Gumdrop Whirligigs

Looking for a whirligig shaped dessert using Pillsbury® sugar cookies? Then try these large cookies decorated with gumdrops - ready in 50 minutes.

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  • prep time 50 min
  • total time 50 min
  • ingredients 4
  • servings 18
 

Ingredients

1
roll (18 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated sugar cookies
18
flat wooden sticks with rounded ends
9
small gumdrops (cut in half crosswise)
Red and/or green sugar

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Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350 F. Remove half of cookie dough from wrapper; refrigerate remaining dough until needed. On lightly floured surface with rolling pin, roll half of dough into 9-inch square (make edges square with side of ruler). Cut into 9 (3-inch) squares; place on ungreased large cookie sheet.
  • 2 With sharp knife or fluted pastry wheel, cut each square from each corner almost to center, leaving about 1 inch uncut in center. Place wooden stick on each square with one end in center. Fold alternate corners of square over, pressing in center. Place gumdrop half in center to resemble button. Sprinkle whirligigs with red and/or green sugar. Repeat with remaining half of dough.
  • 3 Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet and place on wire racks. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350 F. Remove half of cookie dough from wrapper; refrigerate remaining dough until needed. On lightly floured surface with rolling pin, roll half of dough into 9-inch square (make edges square with side of ruler). Cut into 9 (3-inch) squares; place on ungreased large cookie sheet.
  • 2 With sharp knife or fluted pastry wheel, cut each square from each corner almost to center, leaving about 1 inch uncut in center. Place wooden stick on each square with one end in center. Fold alternate corners of square over, pressing in center. Place gumdrop half in center to resemble button. Sprinkle whirligigs with red and/or green sugar. Repeat with remaining half of dough.
  • 3 Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet and place on wire racks. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

To cut the gumdrops easily, use a sharp knife or scissors that is coated with cooking spray. Another idea: dip the scissor blades or the knife in a glass of water as you work.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Large Cookie
Calories
130
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
75mg
75%;
Total Carbohydrate
20g
20%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
12g
12%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.