Becky has spent her entire career cooking and baking, which are also her favorite hobbies outside of work. For her, time spent in the kitchen not only relieves stress, but is lots of fun as well. Becky’s love for baking began as a child, standing on a chair next her mom, adding ingredients and mixing up dough.
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Chocolate pinwheels rolled with a mint flavored dough makes a special treat with coffee or tea.
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.
Dietary Fiber: 0g
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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