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Peppermint Pinwheels

posted by Julie Evink on December 3, 2013

Peppermint Pinwheels ~ Festive Pinwheel Shaped Cookies flavored with Peppermint!

Peppermint Pinwheels ~ Festive Pinwheel Shaped Cookies flavored with Peppermint!

How festive and fun are these cookies? I’m in love with them!

I’m not going to lie. I’ve always looked at pinwheel cookies and thought to myself, “Wow, that’s got to take a ton of time. Who has that much time.” Then I actually made these little treats and I was pleasantly surprised that they really don’t take long at all and they look super impressive!

Peppermint Pinwheels

And I know you are all for easy and impressive aren’t you? There’s always someone you want to impress at the holiday festivities. Is it your mother-in-law? Sister-in-law? Grandma? Whomever it is they will be blow away with these yummy cookies!



I found this recipe inside the pages of the Gooseberry Hometown Christmas cookbook. I adore all of their recipes because they are simple, delicious and easy. All musts in my book! Here’s the lineup of the recipe book!

  • Breakfast with Santa – Tons of recipes special enough for Christmas morning breakfast!
  • Sledding Party Warmers – Stuffed full of soups that will warm the bellies of your guest right through the holiday season!
  • Old Fashioned Christmas Dinner – Recipes special enough to grace your table for the main event!
  • Open House …You’re Invited! – Brimming to the top with lots of appetizers and drinks for those fun holiday parties!
  • Tree – Trimming Treats – Lots of Christmas treats for everybody. I LOVED this section for quite obvious reasons!
  • Slow – Cooker Comfort Foods – I’m all about easy crock pot recipe so this was one of my favorites!
  • Coming Home for Christmas – All kinds of memories shared about coming home for Christmas

Wishing you had a copy just like me? Well it’s your lucky day! I’m giving one away just for you! Enter below and have a very Merry Christmas!


Are you joining me for peppermint week? Make sure to check out Lemons for Lulu’s Swirled Red Velvet Brownies today!

Peppermint Pinwheels

Prep Time 25 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes Serves 48 cookies     adjust servings


  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 c. butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • Red Food Coloring


  1. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl; set aside. In a large mixing bowl beat sugar and butter together until light and fluffy. Add egg yolk and vanilla. Slowly mix in flour mixture. Mix in extracts until well combined.
  2. Divide dough into halves. Add red food coloring to one half until it turns pink. Leave other half white.
  3. Roll each half of dough between two pieces of wax paper. Roll into a 16 x 10 in. rectangle. Place pink dough on top of the white rectangle. Roll up tightly, starting at the long edge and peel the paper off as you roll. Wrap in plastic wrap.
  4. Refrigerate for several hours. Slice 1/4 inch thick and places slices on ungreased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes; or until lightly golden and firm. Remove to racks to coop completely.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cookie
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 58kcal Calories from fat 27
% Daily Value
Total Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 29mg1%
Carbohydrate 7g2%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Sugars 3g
Protein 1g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

 Looking for more Peppermint Treats?

Sugar Mint Brownies ~ Chewy, delicious mix of brownies and sugar cookie loaded peppermint!

Sugar Mint Brownies

Peppermint Brownie Pie ~ Fudgy brownie topped with peppermint ice cream and chocolate chips!

Peppermint Brownie Pie

Peppermint Buttermilk Brownies ~ Your favorite Buttermilk Brownies with a Peppermint Twist!

Peppermint Buttermilk Brownies

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  • Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet

    Your pinwheel is perfect and so festive!!

    • Julie Evink

      They are so easy too for being so impressive looking!

  • Stephanie @ PlainChicken

    So pretty & festive!

  • Winnie

    BEAUTIFUL cookies!
    I loooooooove the color. and I must say that you did a perfect job

  • Tanya Schroeder

    If I made these I bet the colors would all swirl together like Play Doh! You did a fabulous job my friend! I love and ALL your yummy peppermint treats!

  • Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction

    Love how fun and festive these look! The perfect addition to the dessert table!

  • Renee@Two in the Kitchen

    oh, I love “icebox” cookies. These are so pretty! Simple yet stunning! my kind of cookie. Dropping in from the Wake Up Wednesdays link party!

  • Brenda @ SweetSimpleStuff

    I love the look of your cookies … can’t wait to make them! Had to pin 😉

  • Cathy@LemonTreeDwelling

    These do look super impressive! I’m definitely like you…wondering who would have time for such things….glad to know they’re not too bad!!

    • Julie Evink

      It’s so sad I pick my cookies by my time allotted!

  • Cindy Eikenberg

    Hi Julie! These cookies are so pretty and just perfect for the season! Thank you so much for joining the party and sharing at Best of the Weekend! Pinning and sharing – hope you have a merry & happy week! 🙂

    • Julie Evink

      Thanks Cindy! I hope you have a Merry Christmas too!

  • Carolyn D.

    Such a pretty looking cookie!

  • Madonna/aka/Ms. Lemon

    I am reading your pinwheel recipe, can you tell me when you add the yolk? With the extracts?

    I would like to make these.

  • Kathy Mc

    These not only look delicious but they are beautiful! Bookmarking your blog so I can get back to these when I get to baking soon.

  • Sarah

    Grrrr!!!! I did not add the yoke because I red the directions….will they still work?

  • Kaira

    So cute and beautiful even very tasty. I love this . I want to thank you for sharing this blog.

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