Pinwheel cookies Eggless…
On the 8th day of Christmas bakes and treats I have for you Pinwheel Vanilla & Chocolate Cookies …
For these cookies , chocolate and vanilla dough are layered, rolled, and sliced .
These festive looking pinwheel cookies are perfect holiday gifts
To bake these festive batch of Pinwheels we will need ….
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened
1 cup confectioners/ powder sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tbs vanilla extract
For Vanilla dough
Using a spatula cream the butter until smooth . Stir in the both sugars and vanilla extract until they’re evenly blended.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and baking powder.
Add all the dry ingredients EXCEPT COCOA POWDER to the butter sugar mixture one third at a time, stirring properly , until the dough is evenly blended.
Divid the dough into two equal parts
Set aside half of the cookie dough. This will be our Vanilla dough.
For Chocolate dough
Add the cocoa powder to the remaining dough and stir until it is fully incorporated.
Divide the chocolate dough in half. Place each half on a large piece of plastic wrap, pat it into a 1/2-inch-thick square, and then wrap it in the plastic.
Repeat the process for the vanilla dough.
Refrigerate the 4 squares until firm, about 1 to 2 hours or up to a day.
TO MAKE PINWHEEL COOKIES
Roll both the doughs separately into 12″ squares between 2 pieces of parchment paper.
Remove the top sheet of parchment paper from both squares.
Flip over chocolate square onto the vanilla sqaure.
Lightly roll over with a rolling pin to make the 2 layers stick together.
Taking one edge of the square, gently but firmly roll it into a log. Refrigerate for 1 hour or over night .
Preheat oven to 180 C/ 350 F .
Grease or line a baking sheet with a parchment paper .
Slice the prepared log into 1/4″ thick cookies and bake them for 10 -12 minutes OR until slightly brown .