cookie, Pinwheels, is my Mom’s favorite and to be honest it is one of the
cookies that no one in the family wants to take responsibility for.The reason is they are a pain to make!! They are one
of those annoying rolled cookies that NEVER work out the way you want them too.Just roll them up and throw them in the
fridge until you are ready to slice some off, yeah right.Well I was determined to make them this year!!
I started early so I would have plenty of time; the mixing went well and put
them in the fridge, so far so good.
tricky part is rolling the dough, my Gram always rolled between 2 sheets of
waxed paper and her cookies were always perfect so I got out my waxed paper and
rolled out the vanilla layer.Mine was
not a perfect rectangle & it started to stick to the wax paper but I
Rolled out the chocolate
layer, which was colder and easier to work with.
It was the combining of the 2
layers that got difficult, the vanilla layer was sticking to the wax paper but
I patched it up, held my breath and quickly rolled the 2 together, wrapped it
back in wax paper and put it back in fridge.
The trick seems to be to keep the dough cold and work quickly.
The rest is easy, slice and bake then
I successfully made the cookies,
not as uniform and pretty as my Gram but they taste good.
1 cup butter, softened ½ cup sugar ½ cup brown sugar 1 egg, slightly beaten 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 cups flour 1 tsp baking powder ¼ tsp baking soda ¼ tsp salt 1 oz unsweetened
Cream butter until
fluffy. Gradually add in sugar. Mix in egg and vanilla. Mix in flour, baking
powder, baking soda, and salt.
Divide dough into 2
equal parts. Add melted chocolate to 1 part, mix well.
Chill each portion of
dough until stiff and easy to handle. Roll each portion of the
dough into an oblong about ⅛ “ thick. Place one piece of dough
on top of the other. Roll the long edge jelly
roll fashion. Wrap in wax paper and
When ready to bake slice
the rolls into cookies. Arrange the slices on