Chocolate Mint Pinwheels

Chocolate Mint Pinwheels

Chocolate pinwheels rolled with a mint flavored dough makes a special treat with coffee or tea.

40 min.prep time 4:20total time
48 cookies
545 Ratings

Ingredients

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (1-ounce) square unsweetened baking chocolate, melted, cooled
2 to 3 drops green food color

Directions

Combine sugar, butter, egg, vanilla and peppermint extract in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add flour, baking powder and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed.

Divide dough into 2 bowls. Add cooled melted chocolate to 1 dough; mix well. Add green food color to other dough; mix well. Shape each dough into 5x4-inch rectangle; wrap in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate 1 hour.

Roll out chocolate dough between two sheets of lightly floured waxed paper to 12x7-inch rectangle. Repeat with green dough. Place green dough on top of chocolate dough. Gently press doughs together. Roll up, jelly-roll fashion, starting with 12-inch side; wrap in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate at least 2 hours until firm.

Heat oven to 375°F. Cut log into 1/4-inch slices with sharp knife. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 7-9 minutes or until set. Remove to cooling rack; cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 45

Fat: 2.5g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 40mg

Carbohydrates: 5g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #9999©1998Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Have made this recipe for years and always very pleased and loved by all. I use Mint extract instead of peppermint extract. The green lends to the flavor expectation and I am surrounded by mint and chocolate fans.
I just made this for the first time and was very pleased. I did have some trouble with the dough when rolling it. It didn't roll smooth and I had some cracks in it. But it turned out fine and I can't wait to share them with my family
Very easy dough to work with. Looked great & added a lot of
color & style to my cookie assortment. However, the texture
seemed a little stale even when fresh & they could have
been more flavorful. Maybe try bumping up the peppermint
& chocolate.
Cookie is very pretty but I found the dough a little difficult to work with - on the soft side even after refrigerating overnight.
I made 3 batches of this one last Christmas. It's a keeper. Dough very easy to work with.

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