Chocolate and Vanilla Pinwheel Cookies

Cooking for Families

When I was a child we called these pinwheel cookies icebox cookies. The are impressive looking cookies, but they are not difficult to make. They are great to bring to a holiday cookie swap or simply to serve to your Nanny Family for the holiday season.

You Will Need:

1-3/4 Cups All-Purpose Flour

1/4 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa

1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder

1/2 Teaspoon Salt

1/8 Teaspoon Baking Soda

1 Cup Sugar

1/2 Cup Butter at Room Temperature

1 Egg

1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

What to Do:

1. Combine 3/4 cup flour, cocoa, 1/4 teaspoon baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and baking soda in a bowl.

2. In separate bowl combine the remaining 1 cup flour, 1/4 teaspoon baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

3. On medium-high speed, beat the sugar and butter for 3 minutes. Beat in the egg.

4. Beat half of sugar mixture into cocoa mixture until chocolate dough forms.

5. Beat vanilla and remaining sugar mixture into remaining reserved flour mixture.

6. Between sheets of wax paper, roll each dough into 12” x 9” rectangle. Remove top sheets of paper.

7. Flip chocolate dough over vanilla dough. Remove top sheet of waxed paper.

8. Beginning at the short end of the dough and using the wax paper as a guide, tightly roll up the dough.

9. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and freeze one hour or up to two days.
Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Coat baking sheets with cooking spray.

10. Unwrap dough and cut it into 24 (1/4 inch thick) slices.

11. Transfer to baking sheets placing cookings 2 inches apart. Bake until the edges are golden, 10 – 12 minutes. Cool.

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