Sunday, December 7, 2008

Pinwheel Cookies


These cookies are another favorite at our house and are always on the Christmas bake list. These cookies freeze well..I think!..they rarely make it to the freezer! Store in an airtight container and they will stay nice and soft. The recipe can be found in the Carillon Festive Food Recipes book.

Pinwheel Cookies

1 cup butter

1 cup white sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

3 1/2 cups flour

1 tsp salt

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

Cream butter and sugars, add eggs and vanilla and mix well. Stir together dry ingredients and mix with the creamed mixture. Divide dough in half and add 8 tbsp cocoa to one half. Roll out both doughs and put one layer on top of the other one. I roll the doughs on waxed paper so I can just turn one layer upside down on the other one. Cut doughs in half and tightly roll each one up lengthwise ending up with 2 rolls. Place rolls on baking pan and chill thoroughly in the freezer. Slice approx 1/4" thick, place on baking pans and bake at 375 for 10 min.

17 comments:

  1. I haven't eaten these since childhood. Thanks for the memories and the recipe.

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  2. JUST like my mom made them....oh Betty...how can I say anything more. Thanks so much...what wonderful memories for me this difficult Christmas....and each time a favorite recipe comes up I think of Mom. After all, isn't that a large part of Christmas...the baking that moms do and did for their children, building memories and tying the family together with warmth and goodness. Thanks

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  3. I just had Cookie baking day with my in-laws on Saturday. Guess how many cookies we made in 2 days- are you ready????? 3,700!!!
    Seriously we did. We split them up between our 6 families.
    What a fun day and I don't think I'll have to bake for a very long time!

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  4. Wow Cheri..that is a lot of cookies, over 600 each..hope your freezer can hold them all. Good for you!!

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  5. oh these look so good. i am getting pretty good at guessing who makes wht before i check who posted and i was right 3 for 3. teehee.
    i made something similar and they were yuck.....now i will try these. if they are yours they can't fail!

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  6. Wow, Betty, those pinwheels look fantastic!

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  7. These are so pretty! I'd love to try them as I don't believe I've ever tasted one.

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  8. These look so pretty on a cookie platter! My sil makes them and sometimes I've been ther recipient of these when we've done our yearly cookie exchange. Great recipe to have on this site!

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  9. These look good. I am hoping to make them soon. Thanks for passing along the recipe.

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  10. I made these today (some are already out of the oven, some are still baking). My 2 year old just said "They're really good, Mommy!" :o)

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  11. flmom..I'm glad you let me know you tried these cookies. The 2 year old knows a good thing when he tastes it!!

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  12. Do you know about how many cookies this makes? Just wondering if I;m slicing it right so the cook time is accurate :) Thanks!

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    1. I haven't ever counted them..I surely will next time:) But I would guess about 3 dozen.

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  13. The chocolate mixture was way too dry, don't know how to roll it together when it is crumbling. This Mennonite Girl Can't Cook. Didn't work for me!

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  14. I tried to make these today, and also found both of the mixtures dry, especially the chocolate one. I did try to mix in an additional teaspoon of butter, which seemed to help a bit. It was difficult to roll the dough - maybe I didn't roll it out thin enough? Was difficult to make, they don't look like in the picture, but I baked them and the taste is delicious. Just wish I had more luck with rolling the two mixtures together. Any suggestions?

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    1. Sorry these cookies didn't work for you. I make these cookies every Christmas and just made them again a few weeks ago and the dough was a good texture, not dry at all. Not sure how to help you..maybe you can try using less flour.

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  15. I found the mixtures 'crumbly' as well, but the white mixture pressed together and was fine to work with. I just added a bit of milk to the chocolate mixture because it was a bit drier, and it was fine. Next time I'll try a little less flour. My question is, what size do you roll the rectangles?

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