Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Peppermint pinwheels

I love these cookies!
they are really yummy, cute for Christmas & so easy to make.
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup margarine
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp peppermint extract
2 eggs
3 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
Beat the first 6 ingredients together until creamed. Stir in the rest gently. Divide into two equal parts. Add red food coloring to 1/2 of the dough (as much as you think you need) Knead the dough to distribute the color. Cover & refrigerate the dough for a couple of hours. After it's good & cold- roll out the plain dough to about 12x16" then roll out the pink dough & place on top. Roll up the two doughs together starting at the 16" side VERy tightly. As tightly as you can. It'll all be fine if it's not tight enough, just relax. Put the whole roll in parchment paper of plastic wrap & refrigerate again. When ready to bake, cut slices of the roll 1/4 inch think & bake for 8-10 minutes on an ungreased cookie sheet at 400 degrees. BE really careful not to over cook them!! they should just barely be turning brown.
*the great thing about these cookies is you can make the dough, leave it in the fridge, then bake a few off here & there! they are especially good with warm with milk or hot cocoa ~ mmm


Kristy said...

Those cookies look way yummy!!

Janae said...

These cookies were so awesome! I can't wait to try them:)