Peppermint Pinwheels

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Peppermint Pinwheels Peppermint Pinwheels Recipe Courtesy of

Servings: 2 dozen
Cook Time: 40 min
Difficulty: Easy

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2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 teaspoon red food coloring
Powdered sugar, for rolling out dough
Special equipment: 24 lollipop sticks





Sift together the flour, salt and baking powder and set aside.

Cream butter and sugar together in another large bowl. Add egg and beat until incorporated. Add the vanilla and peppermint extract. Gradually add the dry mixture, beating until combined. Remove half of the mixture from the bowl. Add food coloring, beating until fully combined. In waxed paper, roll out dough to form a large rectangle, about 1/4-inch thick. Repeat this step with the other half of uncolored dough with no food coloring. Refrigerate for 2 hours.

Tear out 1 sheet of waxed or parchment paper. Sprinkle the surface of the paper with powdered sugar to prevent sticking. Very carefully, slide the red dough on top of the white dough. Trim edges if uneven and patch if necessary. Roll dough into a log, creating a swirl effect. Place the dough back in the refrigerator and let chill for 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Slice the dough into 1/2-inch slices and place on a parchment lined sheet tray about 1-inch apart. Place lollipop stick about 1-inch through the flat side of the dough. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack.

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By Patricia Baker on November 29, 2013


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By shelly on December 19, 2012


i lost the recpt for the chocolate cookies made on the same episode tht the Peppermint Pinwheels were made; (incidently they were a big hit too); cannot find that recipe anywhere on your site; (your sandtarts were BIG hit also); Please tell me where to find that recipe; thank you. i just remembered you sugar coated them just before they go into the oven;

By Leticia A Godinez on February 19, 2012


I love your recipes! Don't let critics who are Jealous of tour success change your recripes! Do you have a old recipe for XXX sugar, butter ( I do not know all the ingredients) peanut butter. Roll out sugar,butter and ? Smear peanut butter and roll. Cut into penwheell . My mother used to make these simple Candy/cookies. Think you, Juanita tidwell Please. Do not sell my name or e-mail to any company. Thanks.

By Juanita tidwell on February 06, 2012


I bought my sticks at JoAnne Fabrics:)

By Anonymous on December 11, 2011


Where would you buys "lollipop sticks"? I see Michaels has then but they can't go in the oven. I checked Williams-Sonoma also, but no luck. Any suggestions? I know I can get them online but I want to make these this weekend for use in gifts, and won't have time to get them shipped. THANKS

By Tracy Florczak on December 07, 2011


Tbhese are good cookies but they need a little tweaking. I'm not a very minty more of a subtle mint so id make these with less next time. Also, the red turned out more a pinky red so id add a little more next time. All in all they were good and very cute in apperance.

By lauren on December 03, 2011


looks delicious!

By eeeeeeeeeee on December 23, 2010


I made these for my friends for christmas. They were super easy and turned out adorable! I know my friends will love them!

By Kendall on December 16, 2010


Absolutely amazing!!! I bake these for my children's classes every year & the kids go crazy for them! I also wrap them individually and add a holiday ribbon to go with the gifts for the teachers & principal. Love these!!

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By Anonymous on January 29, 2010


This is an easy (although the chilling takes 4 hours) recipe. The results are fabulous! The lollipops are minty and adorable. I put them in cellophane treat bags and tied with xmas ribbons and put in the kids stockings. I know they will love them.

By Anonymous on December 23, 2009


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