Friday, November 12, 2010

Recipe: Holiday Pinwheel Refrigerator Cookies in Chocolate and Vanilla

 This is a variation of the previous Pinwheel Cookie entry.  These are made in vanilla and chocolate and sprinkled with red and green sugar for Christmas.  I made the recipe as shown and after removing half of the dough, I added the unsweetened chocolate to the remaining batter.  
PINWHEEL COOKIES
Ingredients:
1/2 cup shortening
1 cups granulated sugar
2 eggs, well-beaten
2 tsps. vanilla extract
1 tbsp. milk
3 cups sifted all purpose flour
2 tsps. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
Directions:
Work shortening with a spoon until fluffy and creamy.  (I suggest a stand mixer!) Add sugar gradually, while continuing to work with a spoon until light. Add well-beaten eggs, vanilla and milk, and mix thoroughly. Sift together the dry ingredients and gradually add, beating after each addition.
If desired, divide dough in half and tint each half a different color- red and green for Christmas works well. Roll or pat one color dough on wax paper without flour, (I use plastic wrap and a rolling pin) into a rectangular sheet 10"x13". Do the same with the other color and flip on top of first rectangle.
Peeling off wax paper, roll up jelly roll fashion from 13" side, and chill for several hours or overnight in the refrigerator. Slice crosswise and bake in moderately hot oven of 375'F for about 10 mins. on a greased cookie sheet.

Variation: Make half of the vanilla refrigerator cookie recipe, adding 1 square unsweetened chocolate, melted, to the egg mixture. Tint the other half another color i.e. orange for Halloween, or leave vanilla.  
Note: If desired, this cookie dough may be wrapped in waxed paper and plastic or foil, stored in the refrigerator for a week or more, and then sliced and baked as needed. Cookies may be frozen.
Number Of Servings: Makes about 4 dozen cookies.
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33 comments:

Mama Hen said...

These look delicious! I love to try new resipes. Have a great weekend!

Mama Hen

Kirsten said...

They're a gorgeous looking too!
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Summer said...

They look yummy! Thanks for the recipe!

Joselyn said...

I am going to try this over the holidays! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe.

The Tablescaper said...

These look great. This is the kind of recipe I like to keep on hand to use for the various holidays, just by changing out the sprinkles - say orange or gold for harvest and pink or lavendar for Easter and pink with red for Valentine's Day.

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~SALLY~ said...

Oh YUMMM!

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Diann @ The thrifty Groove said...

Thanks for the recipe. These look fun and festive!

kalea_kane said...

Those do look yummy. I am dropping by from Meet Me On Monday and thrilled to see your recipe!

Have a great day!

momstheword said...

These look yummy and I love that you can do them ahead. Good point! Thanks for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday!

Lisa said...

Yum! I love pinwheel cookies! These came out very pretty : )

BRUSH FAMILY said...

These look yummy! I am collecting recipes for Christmas giveaway plates for friends!

Close to home said...

newest follower, love for you to follow me, love the cookies, looking for a new cookie for a cookie exchange yummy. are they time consuming

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Stacia said...

These cookies look delicious! I have made a version with a peppermint twist, but I admit that I think these sound better. :)

Christine said...

Hello, I am happy to find your blog, and follow from FMBT. Congrats on the number five spot! It looks like you have many different talents and interests, thanks for sharing them...

Lady Katherine said...

These cookies are just wonderful! I do how you mixed chocolate in the batter. Thank you for joining me for Tea Time! These would be perfect with a cup of Tea!

Lady Katherine said...

These cookies are just wonderful! I do how you mixed chocolate in the batter. Thank you for joining me for Tea Time! These would be perfect with a cup of Tea!

Marni's Organized Mess said...

Those look wonderful! ...and scrumptious! You did a fabulous job!

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Owen's Mom said...

I am here from TTT and excited to have found all your yummy cookie recipes! Yum.

Jill said...

They look yummy!
Thanks for linking this up too!

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I Like To Cook 222 said...

Love these cookies! I've seen them done dyed red or green too for the holidays! Thanks for sharing! I'm your newest follower!

Rachel R. said...

New follower from the Wednesday blog hop! Those cookies look great - I've bookmarked your page so I can find the recipe.

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Christy said...

wow...your pinwheel cookies are perfect. these are some of my favorite christmas cookies...but i never have the patience to make them. thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club.

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

Great post!

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Run DMT said...

Oh wow. How scrumptious do those look?!

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Sandra said...

I have never tried these cookies before because they looked hard to make but after reading your instructions I think I could easily make them. Thanks

Doreen said...

These are my most favorite cookie! I made these when I was young(er), and I still love them. They have just the right amount of chocolate and crunchiness.

MessyMissy said...

Ooo, thanks for the recipe....these look like a lot of fun (and, of course, tasty!!).

HALLELUJAHS said...

Yum! These look delicious! Can't wait to start my holiday baking!

Blessings,
Holly
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Danielle said...

I am your newest follower from the blog hop. Happy Sunday from The Mommy Chronicles

Jami said...

These have been on my to-bake list for too long. This is the year! :)

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

I've been wanting to try pinwheels. how hard are they? Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's.

Holly said...

These are beautiful cookies...I have never made pinwheel cookies...I must try my kiddos would flip!

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Another tempting treat! The directions sound simple enough, and I like the pinwheel design.

Thanks for linking to my party. I look forward to seeing your projects next week.

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http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com

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