Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Chocolate Peppermint Pinwheels


These delicious cookies are as sweet to look at as they are to eat.



Chocolate Peppermint Pinwheels
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Start with a batch of sugar cookies.
3 cups flour
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 TBSP milk
powdered sugar for rolling out dough

You'll also need:
3 oz. unsweetened chocolate, melted
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 egg yolk
1 tsp. peppermint extract
1/2 cup crushed candy canes or peppermint candies

Split the sugar cookie dough in half.
Add chocolate and vanilla to one half
Add egg yolk, peppermint extract, and crushed candy to the other half.

Cover and chill for 5-10 minutes.
Roll out separately to about 1/4 inch thick.
Place peppermint dough on top of the chocolate and press together.
Roll into a log. (using wax paper makes this easier)
Wrap in wax paper and chill for 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 375°
Unwrap cookie log and slice into 1/2 inch slices.
Place cookies 1 inch apart on a greased cookie sheet or parchment paper.
Bake 12-13 minutes rotating the pan half way through.
Remove from oven, let sit on baking sheet for 2 minutes.
Move to a wire rack to cool.

Enjoy!


Much herbal love,
 

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4 comments:

  1. What a great recipe. Thank you for sharing it with us :) Going to make it asap. Have a good day. I look forward to more recipes.

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  2. Hey.. this looks really cool.. Have to try it. I really like their site.. Want to try the ricotta to..

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  3. HAHA just realized I was on your cookies recipe.. I am so bad at this.. Off to be with the cheese...lol

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  4. These look delicious! My daughter adores chocolates and mint together! I like the little flecks of red!

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