Ruth's peppermint pinwheels
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Ruth's peppermint pinwheels
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Last updated 6/12/2012 1:21:03 AM. Recipe ID 53078. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Ruth's peppermint pinwheels
 Categories: Christmas, Cookies
      Yield: 60 Servings
  2 1/2 c  All-purpose flour
    1/4 ts Salt
      1 c  Butter or margarine
      1 c  Sifted powdered sugar
      1    Eggs
      1 ts Vanilla
      1 ts Almond extract OR
    3/4 ts Peppermint extract
    1/3 ts Red food coloring
      1    Egg white
      1 tb Water
    1/4 c  Hard peppermint candy*
  *    candy should be finely crushed
  ~---------------- Stir together the flour and salt. Beat margarine or
  butter in a mixer bowl for 30 seconds. Beat in powdered sugar till
  fluffy. Add egg, vanilla, and extract; beat well.  Add the dry
  ingredients. Beat till just combined. Divide dough in half. Mix food
  coloring into one portion of dough. Chill dough 1 hour or till easy
  to handle. Divide each portion of dough in half. On lightly floured
  surface roll out each of the four balls of dough to form an 8"
  square. Place a white square of cookie dough on top fo a red square
  of cookie dough.  Roll up, jelly roll style. Repeat with remaining
  dough. Wrap the rolls in waxed paper and chill 2 to 24 hours. Cut
  dough into 1/4" thick slices.  Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake
  in a 375F. oven for 8 to 10 minutes or till edges are firm and
  bottoms are light brown. Remove cookies and cool on wire racks.  Beat
  together egg white and water; brush over warm cookies.
   Sprinkle with crushed peppermint candy.

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Recipe ID 53078 (Apr 03, 2005)

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