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Pinwheel Cookies Recipe

Makes: About 5 dozen cookies.
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

In large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, and salt. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition; add vanilla. Add flour mixture and beat on low until just combined.

Step 2

Divide dough in half. Form 1 half into 4 in. by 4 in. square; wrap in plastic wrap and set aside. Return other half to mixer; add melted chocolate to dough in mixer and beat just until combined. Form chocolate dough into 4 in. by 4 in. square and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate both doughs at least 30 minutes.

Step 3

On parchment paper, roll vanilla dough into a 16 in. x 12 in. rectangle about 1/8 in. thick. On another sheet of parchment paper, roll chocolate dough into a 16 in. x 12 in. rectangle about 1/8 in. thick. Place chocolate dough over onto vanilla dough; peel away parchment. Cut dough horizontally in half. Roll each half into a tight log. Roll in colored sugar to coat. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate 3 hours or overnight.

Step 4

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. .

Step 5

Slice logs into 1/4 in. pieces. Space 1 in. apart on cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes, or until vanilla dough is lightly golden.

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2 teaspoons vanilla extract


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3 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup unsalted butter, softened

1 1/3 cups granulated sugar

2 eggs

2 ounces unsweetened chocolate (, melted and cooled)

Assorted Colored Sugars




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