Sour Cream Christmas Pinwheels plus a #GayLeaFoods Giveaway!

Last weekend my husband took my oldest son to basketball practice so I was home with my two youngest kiddies.  Of course, when I have a bit of spare time my first instinct is to bake.  So I adorned my kids with aprons and chef hats and we went to town baking up these Sour Cream Christmas Pinwheels!  They had a blast posing for the pictures and I got to spend some quality time with my kids!

Sour Cream Christmas Pinwheels | A Sweet Baker

Every time I bake with my kids they are always so enthusiastic at the beginning, pulling out ingredients from the cupboard, taking out all the measuring cups/spoons and wanting to add everything in the bowl at the same time.  This time I decided to place all the ingredients on the table and let them see how and when to add the ingredients.  It worked out perfectly and they had fun taking turns helping mom in the kitchen. The only thing I noticed is that when it was time to clean up they were nowhere to be found!  I’m sure my house isn’t the only house that happens in! :)

Sour Cream Christmas Pinwheels | A Sweet Baker

Sour Cream Christmas Pinwheels | A Sweet Baker

Sour Cream Christmas Pinwheels | A Sweet Baker

With the new chef hats and aprons I received in the mail my kids are more excited to help me in the kitchen.  I think they felt like real little bakers (as they should!).  With Christmas next week I hope we can whip out a few more recipes and enjoy our holiday time together!  I can’t wait!

Sour Cream Christmas Pinwheels | A Sweet Baker

Sour Cream Christmas Pinwheels | A Sweet Baker

As you can see, I have some goofy kids who love to pose for the camera!

Sour Cream Christmas Pinwheels

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 37 minutes

Yield: 20-24 cookies

A festive twist on a the classic sour cream cookie. These cookies are soft and fluffy and will look beautiful on a Christmas cookie platter.


  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp.salt
  • 1/2 cup Gay Lea sour cream, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup Gay Lea butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1egg
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • Red food coloring paste
  • Green food coloring paste
  • Sprinkles


In a medium sized bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream together sour cream, butter and sugar until smooth and creamy.
Add in egg and vanilla and mix well.
Slowly add dry ingredients and mix until combined.
Remove dough for mixer and divide into three balls.
Place on ball of dough back in the mixer and add red food coloring paste and mix well until combined. You may need to add more flavor until dough is not sticky.
Clean out your mixer bowl and place the second ball in the mixer bowl. Add the green food coloring paste and mix well, adding flour if needed.
Wrap each ball in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
Remove dough balls from fridge and place on a piece of parchment paper and roll each ball into a rectangle (about 6"X12") and place each rectangle on top of each other.
Roll dough from the longest side into a log. Sprinkle parchment paper with sprinkles of your choice and roll log in sprinkles until well coated.
Place cookie log back into the fridge for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Remove log and, using dental floss or a sharp knife, cut log into slices, about 1/4"-1/2" thick.
Place slices on prepared cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.
Remove from oven and let cool completely!
Schema/Recipe SEO Data Markup by ZipList Recipe Plugin

Recipe adapted from The Yummy Life

Now…on to the giveaway!

One lucky reader will receive a year’s supply (12 coupons) of FREE butter from Gay Lea Foods just by entering the rafflecopter below! You can enter on multiple blogs that are participating but you can only win once.  Contest is open to Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) and you can expect to receive your coupons 4-6 weeks after the contest closes, which is December 23, 2013 at midnight!

Good Luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


“Disclosure: I am part of the Gay Lea Blogger Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.”

Almond Cheesecake Swirled Brownies | A Sweet Baker

Almond Cheesecake Swirled Brownies

This post originally appeared on What’s Cooking with Ruthie where I was a monthly contributor. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my sister NANCY today and to my MOM tomorrow! Sorry about not posting on Thursday but I was having some technical difficulties with my website.  I think I’ve got the problem fixed and posts will be back […]

Homemade Hot Cross Buns | A Sweet Baker

Homemade Hot Cross Buns + Two Giveaways! #GayLeaFoods

Guess what?  I have TWO giveaways for you today! The Easter Bunny is coming this weekend and we’ll be waking up to these Homemade Hot Cross Buns, with Gay Lea butter of course, for breakfast.  Most of my family are not fans of the dried fruit peel that’s normally in Hot Cross Buns so the […]

Homemade Coconut Larabars | A Sweet Baker

Homemade Coconut Larabars

Lately I’ve been trying to eat healthy and I’m trying to avoid any processed food. It’s actually not that hard but when it comes to having a little sweet treat there’s always added sugar and things I can’t pronounce. When I first tasted Larabars I loved them but at $1.69 each I knew I had […]

Cheesy Quinoa and Spinach Bake | A Sweet Baker

Cheesy Quinoa and Spinach Bake

A few years ago my husband made a tri-color quinoa dish that was so tasty.  One layer was red (from sundried tomatoes), another layer was green (from pesto), and the final layer was light brown (from plain quinoa).  It was a time consuming dish to layer all the ingredients but the final dish was so […]

Pineapple Cupcakes with Strawberry Mousse Frosting | A Sweet Baker

Pineapple Cupcakes with Strawberry Mousse Frosting

Sunday was my Dad’s birthday and to celebrate I made these Pineapple Cupcakes with Strawberry Mousse Frosting.  They were so moist and flavorful and the mousse frosting was the perfect addition. My family and I are not big frosting/icing fans so using this mousse as the frosting was the perfect solution.  I don’t know why […]

Homemade Strawberry Nutri Grain Bars | A Sweet Baker

Homemade Strawberry Nutri Grain Bars

It’s that time of year again when I’m starting to run out of homemade snack ideas.  Even though I just had a break from baking treats/snacks, I feel like a need some new ideas and inspiration. I want my kids to have a little treat in their lunch everyday but I also want it to […]


  1. LOVE IT!!! Have I told you lately how much I LOVE your blog!!! I’ve pinned your recipe on Pinterest. You may be my new fave blog! xoxox ;)

  2. How much fun, cooking with your kids! Those will be great memories for all of you. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas, Liz!

  3. I love putting butter on freshly baked homemade bread.

  4. Mmm, those pinwheels look good! I love the design that seems to magically pop out when you slice the rolls into pieces. It seems like your kids had a good time baking these, and even more, eating them :)

    For me, I love putting butter on homemade bread, warm toast, croissants, and during those random times when you think no one will notice that you’re putting butter on your tongue :P

  5. Carol M (Lushka S) says:


  6. I put butter on everything…lol but fresh crusty bread is the best!

  7. Warm bread fresh from the oven

  8. Fresh baked bread!

  9. Melissa Shepherd says:

    Brown sugar is my fav on butter

  10. Oh I love butter on fresh bread! :p

  11. Toast or homemade bread fresh from the breadmaker :)

  12. I love their little hats, so cute!! And these pinwheel cookies are so fun and festive!

  13. Although we only made classic chocolate chip cookies (my mom wasn’t much of a baker) I remember LOVING that time in the kitchen playing chef lol. These pinwheels are impressive, Liz! You have some future food bloggers or bakers in that house I think! ;)

  14. I love putting butter on toast, potatoes, muffins, fresh bread, corn!!

  15. Love an English muffin smothered in butter.
    Rafflecopter: Jay Tee

  16. Fresh baked strawberry scones with butter — delicious!!
    Rafflecopter – Natalie T

  17. Fat dollop of butter on mashed potatoes.

  18. Your kids are the cutest! What a fun afternoon baking with them. And I love butter on toasted sourdough bread–totally what I craved every day while pregnant!

  19. Those pinwheels are so cute and colourful! I love to put butter on fresh baguette.

  20. Belinda McNabb says:

    Fresh hot buns right from the oven

  21. English muffins

  22. I love butter on fresh warm biscuits!

  23. Fresh Baked Bread – Yum!

  24. butterflyamyc says:

    I like to put butter on banana bread.

  25. Tammy Dalley says:

    I love butter on bagels!

  26. Aaw, that’s awesome your kids have so much fun baking with you in the kitchen, love their little chef hats :) These pinwheels are so cute and festive, they turned out great! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and holiday Elizabeth :)

Leave a Reply