Cookie Recipes

Peppermint Pinwheels

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Yield: about 4 dozen


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened (no substitutes)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon red liquid food coloring


  1. In a mixing bowl cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg yolk and vanilla extract.
  2. 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.
  3. On a work surface, roll out each portion of dough between wax paper into a 16 x 10 inch rectangle. Remove wax paper. Place red rectangle over plain rectangle roll up tightly jellyroll style starting with long side. Wrap in plastic wrap.
  4. Refrigerate overnight or until firm.
  5. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease cookie sheets.
  6. Unwrap the dough and cut into 1/4 inch slices. Place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets.
  7. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until set.
  8. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

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