Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Pinwheel Cookies


For Christmas I made some Hershey Kiss Cookies for my son and daughter. One batch with pecans one batch without. This is another cookie recipe that my son Mikey likes to have around the holidays. I did make a batch, but Bob kept eating them, so I had to place them in a tin with a big note saying “Do NOT Touch”.

I felt bad about it so I decided to make my honey his own pinwheels. I think I’ll surprise him with a bowl of vanilla ice cream topped off with a couple of these delicious cookies for dessert after dinner tonight. He can take the rest to work with him (or else I’ll just eat them all!)


Pinwheels
(BAKER’S Book of Chocolate Riches)

2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
2/3 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 squares BAKER’S unsweetened chocolate, melted

Mix flour, baking powder and salt. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Gradually add flour mixture, mixing well after each addition. Divide dough in half; blend melted chocolate into one half.

Roll chocolate and vanilla doughs separately between sheets of waxed paper into 12x8-inch rectangles. Remove top sheets of paper and invert vanilla dough onto chocolate dough. Remove remaining papers. Roll up on long side and then wrap in plastic. Freeze for 1 hour. Cut into ¼-inch slices and place on cookie sheets that have been been covered with parchment paper.

Bake at 375-degrees for 8 to 10 minutes or just until cookies have began to brown around edges. Cool on racks. Makes about 4 dozen.

NOTE: I made these with a sprinkle of cinnamon in the vanilla dough and used almond flavoring in both vanilla and chocolate doughs. I wanted to use Mexican chocolate, but I would have had to reduce the amount of sugar called for in the recipe and I have not experimented yet to see by how much. So for now, I just gave it the flavor essence of Mexican chocolate.


13 comments:

Megan said...

I love the look of pinwheels but I've never made them. I'll have to fix that! Love the idea of the almond instead of vanilla. Bookmarked for a rainy day, or sunny! :)

♥peachkins♥ said...

pinwheels are a classic!

Gloria said...

Those look so good Teresa. I'm sure your hubby loved them. I would eat them all too. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

Their such a pretty cookie! I would find them irresistible too! Love your flavorings. XO

5 Star Foodie said...

Gorgeous pinwheel cookies!

The Blonde Duck said...

How pretty!

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Juliana said...

Teresa, you pinwheel cookies look great, would like to take one right now! Nice pictures!

HearAmyRoar said...

these look FANTASTIC!!! thanks for sharing!!!

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Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Very tempting and looks very neat too!!! Am so tempted to grab a few from your plate!!!

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