Sunday, March 8, 2009

SPRING IS ON THE WAY

So it's time for pinwheels!

Not the old fashioned child's toy, but something I'm sure you'll think is just as joyous. Pinwheel cookies!

Now don't panic and go thinking this is a difficult ordeal. Pinwheel cookies aren't as odious as they look. Especially if you use the prepackaged mixes from our primo chefs at Chez Hasbro. We don't often use mixes here at Lightbulb Cuisine, but when they come with the oven, you might as well do something special with them!

In future installments, I will post homemade recipes for both mixes. Because after all there's nothing better than fresh, homemade cookies!

For pinwheel cookies, you will need:

  • One package of chocolate cookie mix
  • One package of sugar cookie mix
In two separate mixing bowls, stir a teaspoon of water into a chocolate cookie mix, and a sugar cookie mix. Stir well until the mixes are thick and can be rolled into a ball. On a floured surface, roll out two separate rectangles of equal widths, lengths and thicknesses.

You may find that one of the dough mixes produces a more pliable rectangle than the other. It happens sometimes. If this is the case, then the more pliable dough sheet should be the bottom layer. Place the other rectangle on top, and gently roll the double decker layer into a log. Be sure to flour your fingers so the dough doesn't stick to you. It won't do you any favors when you try to roll. Slice into sections as shown, and put several cookies onto a cookie sheet.

Using the pan pusher, slide a tray of cookies into the oven. Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes. Oven temps may vary. Do not overcook! The sugar cookie stripes should NOT turn brown. If they do, they're overdone and will be hard as hockey pucks. When the cookies are done, advance the cookie tray into the cooling chamber, and start a new tray of cookies to baking.

Pinwheel cookies are delicious AND whimsical. Your guests will be impressed with the effort you have shown in your entertaining!

That's Easy Baking!

Love, Cookie B.

2 comments:

Sous Chef Shelby said...

They turned out beautifully, Cookie. And everyone really snarfed them down! Yummy.

Maureen K. said...

Pinwheel Cookies? How Creative! They look absolutely delicious! I must make some!