These were my favorite cookies growing up. I always requested my mother make them for my birthday. They look gorgeous - the mere sight of them filled me with excitement. Their other main appeal is that the dough tastes pastry-like. It's very delicious and I've never had another cookie that tastes anything like it.
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- 1In a large bowl, beat margarine, cream cheese, and egg yolk until smooth.
- 2Stir in flour and baking powder and mix until a stiff dough forms.
- 3Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for one hour.
- 4Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- 5Lightly beat egg white and set aside.
- 6On lightly floured surface, roll dough (half at a time) into 15x9-inch rectangle.
- 7Cut dough into 3-inch squares. Place 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
- 8Brush the dough with egg white.
- 9Lightly press about 1.5 inches of wooden stick into the bottom center of each dough square.
- 10Cut diagonally through dough from each corner to within a half inch of the center of each square.
- 11Sprinkle sprinkles onto the dough. (I like making each pinwheel have two alternating colors).
- 12Fold alternate points of the sections of the square to the center to form the windmill, overlapping and pinching gently to seal in center.
- 13Press one M&M in the center of each windmill.
- 14Bake at 350 degrees F for 9-12 minutes or til set.
- 15Using spatula, immediately remove from cookie sheets.
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Nutritional Facts for Pinwheel Cookies
Serving Size: 1 (24 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 30
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 79.5
- Calories from Fat 46
- Total Fat 5.1 g
- Saturated Fat 2.0 g
- Cholesterol 14.5 mg
- Sodium 89.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 6.8 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
- Sugars 0.3 g
- Protein 1.5 g