Peppermint Pinwheels Recipe

Peppermint Pinwheels Recipe
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Ingredients
  1. 3/4 cup butter, softened
  2. 3/4 cup sugar
  3. 1 egg yolk
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  5. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  6. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  7. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  8. 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  9. 1/4 teaspoon red liquid food coloring
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg yolk and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Divide dough in half; add extract and red food coloring to one portion.
  2. On a work surface, roll out each portion of dough between waxed paper into a 16-in. x 10-in. rectangle. Remove waxed paper. Place red rectangle over plain rectangle; roll up tightly jelly-roll style, starting with a long side. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight or until firm.
  3. Unwrap the dough and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until set. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: about 4 dozen.
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