Christmas Recipes

Chocolate-Mint Pinwheels

No mixers needed when you use a cookie mix to jumpstart your cookie baking.

Chocolate Mint Pinwheels

Yield: 4 dozen cookies


  • 1 (1 pound 1.5 ounce) pouch Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons Gold Medal all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
  • 2 to 3 drops green food color


  1. In large bowl, stir cookie mix, butter and egg until soft dough forms. Divide dough in half. Stir cocoa into one half. Stir flour, mint extract and food color into other half.
  2. Place chocolate dough on 17 x 12 inch sheet waxed paper. Top dough with second sheet of waxed paper. Roll dough to form 12 x 7 inch rectangle.
  3. Repeat with green colored dough.
  4. Remove top sheet of waxed paper from both doughs. Using waxed paper to lift green dough, invert onto chocolate dough. Gently press layered dough to 14 x 8 inch rectangle. Remove top sheet waxed paper. Use bottom sheet waxed paper to help roll doughs up together tightly, beginning at long side.
  5. Wrap tightly in waxed paper; freeze at least 2 hours or until very firm.
  6. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Unwrap dough; cut into 1/4 inch slices.
  7. Place slices about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until set.
  9. Cool for 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.


High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Decrease butter to 1/3 cup. Bake 8 to 10 minutes.

Keep a roll or two of this cookie dough on hand ready to bake. Cookie dough can be covered and refrigerated up to 24 hours before baking.

Each time you slice a cookie, roll the dough a quarter turn to prevent flattening on one side.


Per serving: Calories 70 (Calories from Fat 30); Total Fat 3g (Saturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 10mg; Sodium 40mg; Total Carbohydrate 9g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 5g); Protein 0g

Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 0%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 0%; Iron 0%

Exchanges: 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 1/2

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


Recipe and photo used with permission from: Betty Crocker Kitchens

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