Total Time
39mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 14 mins

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl cream butter and sugar.
  2. Beat in egg yolk and vanilla.
  3. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  4. Divide dough in half; add peppermint extract and red food coloring to one portion of dough.
  5. On a work surface roll out each portion of dough between wax paper into a 16x10 inch rectangle.
  6. Remove wax paper.
  7. Place red rectangle over plain rectangle; roll up tightly jelly roll style starting with the long side.
  8. Wrap in plastic wrap.
  9. Refrigerate overnight or until firm.
  10. Unwrap dough and cut into 1/4 inch slices.
  11. Place 2 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheets.
  12. Bake at 350°F for 12-14 minutes or until set.
  13. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pan.

Reviews

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Most Helpful

I found this recipe in my mom's Taste of Home cookbook. It's really good. I have made these 3 times, and each time they have turned out well. I found out that they are just as good as butter cookies (vanilla extract only), and I think they would be with almond extract as well.

Pug Lover August 11, 2006

A great recipe from Taste of Home! These red and white pinwheels look so festive on the holiday cookie tray. I used peppermint flavoring rather than extract, and next time I will boost it to 3/4 teaspoon.

Connie K December 18, 2004

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