Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Peppermint Pinwheels

Every year I try a mint cookie. With the exception of the Mint Chocolate Chunk Cookies, every year I end up disappointed. This year, I tried the pretty red, white, and green Peppermint Pinwheels from Food Network Magazine. The dough is easy to make. It's takes a bit of time to divide it into thirds and tint one third red and one third green. The hard part is rolling the three doughs out into rectangles and stacking them and rolling them into pinwheels. There's also a lot of chilling time involved: before rolling into rectangles, after rolling into rectangles/before stacking, after stacking & rolling into a pinwheel. It's definitely time consuming. Rolling 3 doughs into the same 9 x 12 size rectangle for stacking is tough. SP was not having a good time.
It's a lot of work for a bite-size cookie that is tasty with a nice, not overpowering mint flavor and a cookie that looks very Christmas-y and adds color to the cookie tray. But for us personally, I'm not sure the effort is worth the payoff. These are good, but not great. I think in the future, I'll stick with the mint chocolate chunk bits for a minty cookie even if they aren't as colorful & pretty as these pinwheels. There's just too many other cookie options that we like more than these pinwheels.

Recipe here.

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