Candy Cane Pinwheels

Recipe by AshK5246
READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 50-54




  • whisk flour, baking powder, and salt in bowl.
  • With electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy (about 2 minutes).
  • Beat in egg until incorporated.
  • Reduce speed to low, add flour mixture, and mix until dough forms (about 1 minute).
  • Remove half of the dough from bowl and reserve.
  • Add extracts, candy, and food coloring to remaining dough and mix until combined.
  • Place reserved dough between 2 sheets of parchment paper and roll into 14 by 8-inch rectangle. Repeat with peppermint dough, then place on top fo plain dough and press gently to adhere.
  • With long side facing you, roll dough into log.
  • Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours or up to 3 days.
  • Adjust oven racks to upper-middle and lower-middle positions and heat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Slice chilled dough into 1/4-inch rounds and place 1 inch apart on prepared baking sheets.
  • Bake until edges are just golden (12-14 minutes), switching and rotating sheets halfway through baking.
  • Let cool 10 minutes on sheet, then transfer to wire rack and cool completely.
  • Repeat with remaining dough.