Monday, December 12, 2011

Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies

When I decided to do two weeks of cookies and desserts before Christmas I started searching for different cookies to make. I came across quite a few recipes for pinwheel cookies but none of them had very good reviews. Slightly hesitant, I tried a few different recipes and realized that the reviews were correct. There was just something wrong with the recipe or the directions that made these cookies not work out. So I saw that Heather of Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks blogged pinwheel cookies and they were successful, I knew I needed to give these cookies another shot.

Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies
Source: Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks, adapted from the Charlotte Observer
Yield: about 3 dozen cookies
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Ingredients:
    • 2 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
    • 3 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
    • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
    • 1 egg
    • 1 tsp. vanilla
    • 1/2 tsp. salt
    • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
Directions:
1. In a small bowl, combine the flour, salt and baking powder.
2. In the bowl of your stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat the butter, sugar egg and vanilla until fluffy.
3. Add the flour mixture and mix until combined.
4. Remove half of the dough and place on a large piece of wax paper. Add the cocoa powder to the other half of the dough still in the mixer and mix on low speed until combined.
5. Transfer the chocolate dough to another large piece of wax paper.
6. Roll out each piece of dough into equally sized rectangles on the wax paper. Place the vanilla dough onto the chocolate dough and cut the edges to make an even rectangle. Press down on the edges of the dough to seal them together.
6. Starting at the long end, roll the dough into a long tube. Press the edges again to seal. Wrap the dough in the wax paper and refrigerate for at least one hour.
7. Preheat the oven to 350. Unwrap the dough and slice into 1/4 inch slices. Place the cookies onto ungreased baking sheets and bake for 15 minutes.
8. Remove from the oven and transfer cookies to a wire rack to continue cooling. Once cool, transfer the cookies into an airtight container.   

With the amount of powdered sugar that goes into these cookies I expected them to be really sweet but found that the sweetness is just perfect. They're really tasty! And they look cute, so that's always a bonus!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad they turned out for you they look great!

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