Chocolate Mint Pinwheels

Chocolate Mint Pinwheels
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6 Reviews
Chocolate pinwheels rolled with a mint flavored dough makes a special treat with coffee or tea.
40 min
Prep Time
4:20
Total Time
48 cookies

Ingredients

1/2 cup
sugar
1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1
large Land O Lakes® Egg
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

  1. Combine sugar, butter, egg, vanilla and peppermint extract in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add flour, baking powder and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Heat oven to 375°F.
  5. 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.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories
45
Cholesterol
10mg
Carbohydrates
5g
Protein
1g
Fat
2.5g
Sodium
40mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

I'm sad to say this recipe was a disaster for me. The dough was so soft and sticky that even after adding a little more flour, it was impossible to work with. I rolled it out and I couldn't even remove it from the wax paper, which I floured. I had to dump the whole batch. Not happy.

Rating

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.

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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

Rating

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.

Rating

Cookie is very pretty but I found the dough a little difficult to work with - on the soft side even after refrigerating overnight.

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I made 3 batches of this one last Christmas. It's a keeper. Dough very easy to work with.

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