Cookie Pinwheels.......


This recipe from “Betty Crocker Perfect Baking Every Time” looked like something my mother and her friends would have made, so I had to try it.  The dough couldn’t be simpler – only 6 ingredients that most people have on hand.  And the price was right - the entire recipe only cost $2.42.  
They turned out better than I would have thought while making them – I was afraid they wouldn’t be even, but they came out just fine.   My husband, who isn’t a real chocolate fan, thought they tasted as good as they look.   I just had to serve them on our Mother's dessert plates.         
 Two-Tone Pinwheels
  1 1/2      Cups  Powdered Sugar -- 6 ounces
  1 1/4      Cups  Butter -- softened , 2 1/2 sticks
  1             Large  Egg
  3             Cups  Flour, All-purpose -- 13 ounces
     1/4      Teaspoon  Salt
     1/4      Cup  Cocoa -- 3/4 ounce
Mix powdered sugar, butter and egg.  Stir in flour and salt.  Divide dough in half - about 15 3/4 ounces for white half and 15 ounces for chocolate half.  Return chocolate half to bowl.  Stir 1/4 cup cocoa.  Cover and refrigerate dough 1 hour.  (Pat the dough into a rectangle between a couple sheets of waxed paper before refrigerating).
Roll plain dough into rectangle, about 16 x 9" on lightly floured surface.  Repeat with chocolate dough; place on plain dough. (I used a sheet of parchment marked off.)
Roll doughs together to 3/16" thickness.  Roll up tightly, beginning at long side.  Wrap and refrigerate at least 8 hours but no  longer than 6 weeks.
Heat oven to 400°.  Cut rolls into 1/8" slices.  (Let warm slightly if dough crumbles while slicing.)  Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake 8 minutes.
Remove from cookie sheet; cool on wire rack.
Yield:  "8 Dozen"              2011 Cost: $2.42 per recipe
Per Serving: 44 Calories; 3g Fat (50.7% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 9mg Cholesterol; 31mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

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