Halloween Pinwheel Cookies
Author: Tammilee
  • 5 C flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 C unsalted butter
  • 2 C sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Black and Burgundy gel food coloring
  1. - Cream the soft margarine with the sugar until the combination is smooth not grainy to the touch in a mixing bowl.
  2. -Add all 4 eggs at one time...Continue to mix.
  3. -Add the vanilla.. Continue mixing.
  4. -Sift the four, baking powder, and salt together.
  5. -Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.
  6. -Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.
  7. -Divide the batter in half.
  8. -Place batter in two separate bowls.
  9. -In bowl #1 add the Black gel food coloring. Using your hands work the black color throughout the entire ball of batter. Make sure all of the batter is colored black.
  10. -In bowl #2 add the Burgundy gel food coloring. Using your hands work the burgundy color throughout the entire ball of batter. Making sure all of the batter is colored burgundy.
  11. -Remove each of the balls of colored batter from their bowls and wrap tightly in plastic wrap.
  12. -Refrigerate for at least one hour.
  13. -After the hour remove from the refrigerator.
  14. -Select your main color which will be the outside roll of the pinwheel.
  15. -Flour 2 cutting boards and rolling pin.
  16. -Taking the primary color for your pinwheel cookies, toss some flour on it.
  17. -Using your flour coated rolling pin.. roll out the batter leaving it on the flour coated cutting board.
  18. -Taking your secondary colored batter, toss some flour on it, using the floured rolling pin roll out the batter.
  19. -Using a metal spatula to lift out that rolled out batter.
  20. -Lay that batter on the top of your primary batter.
  21. -Using the rolling pin roll the two together... Cut away any extra batter.
  22. -Roll the combined chilled batter into one log.
  23. -Wrap the log with plastic wrap closing each of the ends.
  24. -Place the freezer for about an hour.
  25. -Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  26. -Take out of the freezer, removing the plastic wrap, cutting the batter into 2 inch pieces, keeping the shape of a circle.
  27. -Place the cut slices on a parchment paper covered cookie sheet.
  28. -Bake at 325 degrees for 13 minutes.
  29. -Cool.