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Peppermint Pinwheels

Peppermint Pinwheels

Nutrition Facts
  • cal. (kcal) 66
Peppermint Pinwheels
  • Yield: Makes 4-1/2 dozen cookies
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Chill: 2 hrs 45 mins
  • Bake: 10 mins to 12 mins at 350°F
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Ingredients

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  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Red food coloring
  • 1/4 cup finely crushed peppermint candies
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

Directions

  1. In medium-size bowl, whisk together 2-1/2 cups of the flour, the baking powder and salt.
  2. In a second bowl, beat together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Beat in extract. Stir in flour mixture.
  3. Divide dough in half. Tint half with a few drops of red food coloring; add crushed candies and remaining 1/4 cup flour. Divide pink dough in half; shape into 2 flat rectangles, about 4 x 2 inches. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate 30 minutes.
  4. Knead cocoa powder into remaining half of plain dough. Divide dough in half; shape into 2 flat 4 x 2-inch rectangles as above. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate 30 minutes.
  5. Between 2 sheets of waxed paper, roll out one chocolate square into 10 x 7-inch rectangle. Repeat with one of the pink squares. Refrigerate both for 15 minutes. Peel off top sheets from doughs. Invert pink onto chocolate dough; remove paper from pink dough. Roll up doughs. Repeat with remaining dough. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate both logs 2 hours.
  6. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with nonstick foil or coat baking sheets with cooking spray. Unwrap one log. Cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices; place on prepared sheets. Repeat with remaining log.
  7. Bake in 350 degrees F oven 10 to 12 minutes. Let cookies stand on sheets 1 minute. Transfer cookies to rack; cool.

Nutrition Information for Peppermint Pinwheels

PER SERVING: 66 cal., 3 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 15 mg chol., 32 mg sodium, 9 g carb. 1 g pro.