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Chocolate Peppermint Pinwheels

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch

Makes

4 dozen

My cookie-loving family is never satisfied with just one batch of these minty pinwheels, so I automatically double the recipe each time I bake them.
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, milk and extract. Combine the flour, salt and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Divide dough in half. Add chocolate to one portion and mix well.
  2. Roll each portion between waxed paper into a 16x7-in. rectangle, about 1/4-in. thick. Remove top sheet of waxed paper; place plain dough over chocolate dough. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side. Wrap in plastic; refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.
  3. Unwrap dough and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 92 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 32mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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