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Peppermint Pinwheels

Peppermint Pinwheels ~ Festive Pinwheel Shaped Cookies flavored with Peppermint!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 48 cookies
Calories: 78kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Divide dough into halves. Add red food coloring to one half until it turns pink. Leave other half white.
  • 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.
  • Refrigerate for several hours. Slice 1/4 inch thick and places slices on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes; or until lightly golden and firm. Remove to racks to coop completely.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 16mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.5mg