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Chocolate Peppermint Pinwheels

"My cookie-loving family is never satisfied with just one batch of these minty pinwheels, so I automatically double the recipe each time I bake them."
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10 m servings
Original recipe yields 36 servings

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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add egg, milk and extract; mix well. Combine the flour, salt and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture. Divide dough in half. Add chocolate to one portion; mix well. Roll each portion between waxed paper into a rectangle about 1/2 in. thick. Remove top sheet of waxed paper; place plain dough over chocolate dough. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side. Wrap in plastic warp; refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.
  2. Unwrap dough and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.

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My family has loved these for years. If the dough is too sticky, add a bit more flour. It also helps if you refrigerate the dough before trying to work with it. The flavor is great, freezes w...

Most helpful critical review

Like Valery K., I too had to add more flour. I also use up so crushed peppermints in the dough. Even thoes who didn't like peppermints ate these with out blinking.

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Like Valery K., I too had to add more flour. I also use up so crushed peppermints in the dough. Even thoes who didn't like peppermints ate these with out blinking.

These were OK. I did not find the dough to be "greasy" but the chocolate dough is sticky and needs to be put in the freezer for a bit before you try to roll it out. My problem was with the ove...

I thought these were too greasy. I didn't have any problems rolling them out, but the baked cookies were greasy, but the taste was OK.

Something is wrong with this dough. It was way, way sticky to roll out. I ended up just making drop cookies. The flavor was ok.

These cookies were absolutely not good. Had hardly any flavor and came out flat and heavy with grease. I followed the recipe exactly. I considered trying to tweak the recipe a bit to give it mo...

My family has loved these for years. If the dough is too sticky, add a bit more flour. It also helps if you refrigerate the dough before trying to work with it. The flavor is great, freezes w...