Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Peppermint Pinwheel Cookies

A favorite for Christmas cookie exchanges.
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Red food coloring
Cream butter and sugar.  Beat in egg and peppermint extract. Combine dry ingredients and mix in until blended.  Divide dough in half and tint half red.
Roll out on wax paper in two large rectangles, stack white dough on top of red. Roll up jellyroll style, wrap in waxed paper and chill overnight. Cut log into 1/4 inch slices, place on cookie sheet. Sprinkle with red sugar or crushed candy cane pieces, if desired. Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.

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