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Peppermint Pinwheels

Rated as 3.69 out of 5 Stars

"Put a spin on your holidays with these bright swirls! 'This recipe makes rich-tasting cookies with a minty flavor that sometimes surprises people,' comments field editor Marcia Hostetter from Canton, New York."
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Ingredients

30 m servings
Original recipe yields 24 servings

Directions

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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg yolk and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Divide dough in half; add extract and red food coloring to one portion.
  2. On a work surface, roll out each portion of dough between waxed paper into a 16-in. x 10-in. rectangle. Remove waxed paper. Place red rectangle over plain rectangle; roll up tightly jelly-roll style, starting with a long side. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight or until firm.
  3. Unwrap the dough and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12-14 minutes or until set. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

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This recipe is getting 4 stars because I felt the peppermint flavor needed to be more prominent. Next time I'll increase to 1 tsp for the whole batch. I made a red and green spiral—very pretty! ...

Most helpful critical review

Came out OK, but it really just sort of tasted like shortbread cookies.

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This recipe is getting 4 stars because I felt the peppermint flavor needed to be more prominent. Next time I'll increase to 1 tsp for the whole batch. I made a red and green spiral—very pretty! ...

I LOVE these cookies, but I had to add more butter when I made them because the dough was very dry. If you live in a higher elevation and/or dry climate, I'd suggest using twice the amount of b...

To avoid the dough being dry and crumbly, make sure to thoroughly cream the ingredients. If you stop the mixer too soon, you'll have dry, crumbly dough. I hope that helps. I also agree with u...

These cookies are delicious. I agree that they are harder to prepare than I thought. The dough was hard for me to roll b/c it kept breaking. Turned out great though. Watch baking time, by 12...

These cookies are very pretty and freeze well for cookie trays which fits my busy holiday season well. The taste is very much like a simple shortbread cookie with just a hint of peppermint. On...

Came out OK, but it really just sort of tasted like shortbread cookies.

i used chocolate instead of mint and green instead of red. But those variations shouldn't have made these cookies taste so awful. They look really pretty and the dough was really easy to roll b...

These cookies were great! I doubled the butter to prevent the dryness problem that other reviewers described, but it didn't seem to help. However, I did let them sit in the fridge for about 24 h...

these were sooo good. They are definitely worth the time it takes to make them. my husband and I had a hard time not eating all of them before the christmas party.