It’s time for more Christmas cookies!! All this week I am sharing some great Christmas cookie recipes with you to make sure you are set for the holidays!
Yesterday I made these Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies.
Today it is all about peppermint and chocolate. I love the combo of peppermint and chocolate. And in the past, I have done a peppermint and chocolate pie, a peppermint and chocolate trifle, and peppermint and chocolate brownies.
Well today, we have Peppermint and Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies. Don’t you just think the pink and chocolate colors together are so pretty and festive!
And it is so easy to incorporate peppermint into these cookies if you own a Magic Bullet.
Seriously, all you need to do is throw several candy canes into your Magic Bullet and pulse several times and you have ground up candy canes the consistency of pixie dust. 😉
We have used this same method before when we made this incredible Candy Cane French Silk Pie. It was SO delicious. You can use your crushed candy canes in cookies, pies, hot chocolate. You name it!
And if you don’t have a Magic Bullet yet, it is so easy to order one from Amazon.
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You only have about two weeks left until Christmas. (Isn’t that crazy!!) So get crackin’ on your Christmas cookie baking! Try these amazing Peppermint Pinwheel Cookies!
Oh, and don’t forget to stop by tomorrow. I’ll have another great Christmas cookie recipe for your baking inspiration. -In fact, tomorrow’s recipe is one of my favorite Christmas recipes of all time!! 🙂
See you tomorrow!
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- 3 c. flour
- 1/2 t. baking powder
- 1/2 t. salt
- 1 c. unsalted butter, softened
- 1 1/3 c. sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 t. vanilla
- 1/3 c. finely crushed peppermint (pulverized)
- A couple drops of red food coloring
- 2 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate, melted
- Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until light and creamy. Mix in the eggs and vanilla, scraping the bowl as needed.
- Add the dry ingredients and mix just until combined.
- Divide the dough in half. The first half, put back in the mixer and add the peppermint and mix thoroughly. Add a couple drops of red food coloring until the dough is pink. Remove the mixed dough and put aside.
- Put the other half of the dough in the mixing bowl and add the melted chocolate and mix just until combined.
- Roll out the chocolate dough into a large rectangle on a sheet of waxed paper. Set aside. On a different sheet of waxed paper, roll out the peppermint dough into an equal large rectangle. Carefully place the peppermint rectangle and lay it evenly over the chocolate one. Starting from the long side, roll the two rectangles together. If the dough starts breaking, just patch it up as best you can. Once it is rolled, wrap the whole thing in foil and place in the refrigerator for a few hours until thoroughly chilled.
- Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Remove from the refrigerator and place on a cutting board. Using a long jagged knife, slice the cookies into slices and place the slices on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silpat and bake in the oven for approximately 9-11 minutes. Remove from the oven, and allow to cool for a few minutes before removing the cookies to a cooling rack to fully cool.
Recipe adapted from Great Cookies: Secrets to Sensational Sweets
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