Monday, July 27, 2009

Pinwheel Cookies

I think that these are so cute! I found them in a Taste of Home magazine. As far as cute cookies go...these are pretty easy. Here is the recipe. I am going to put some pictures up, but I am not that great with forgive them! One thing that I would consider adding next time is a little almond extract.

1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 egg, separated
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
2/3 cup colored sugars
30 milk chocolate M&Ms (I substituted chocolate chips)
30 wooden craft sticks

In a bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter, & egg yolk until smooth. Combine flour & baking powder; beat into cream cheese mixture. Cover & refrigerate for 1 hour.

On a floured surface, roll out into a rectangle (or trim to a rectangle). You will want to roll them out thinner than sugar cookies.

With a sharp knife or pastry wheel, cut the dough into 3 inch squares. I used my ruler to score the dough in a straight line.

Place 3 inches apart on lightly greased cookie sheet or parchment paper on a cookie sheet.

Beat egg white until frothy; brush over squares. Sprinkle with colored sugars. Cut through the dough from each corner of the square to within a 1/2 in of the center. Press a wooden stick near the center of the square.

Fold alternating points to the center to form a pinwheel; pinch gently at the center seal.

Press an M&M (or chocolate chip) into each center.

Bake at 350 degrees for 9-12 minutes or until set. Remove immediately to wire racks to cool.

Here is the finished product...make sure that they cool all of the way or they will fall off of the stick.


Paige said...

These are awesome! I can't wait to make some with my daughter!!

Dew Drops said...

Hi mommy guru!
My name is Tiana, I was just searching google and came across your pinwheel cookie design...did you back the cookies with the Popsicle stick? or did you stick it on after with like melting candy??? They are super cute I was just worried about the sticks burning, please let me know if you can BTW cute blog!!

Tiffany said...

I can't find a way to email I will answer in the comments. I put the Popsicle stick in before baking. I don't know that they would stick well after the fact. I hope that helps!


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