Holiday Pinwheels

Holiday Pinwheels

Prep Time

30 minutes

Cook Time

10 minutes


Holiday Pinwheels

These pretty fun green swirl cookies are great for St. Patrick’s Day.

This recipe courtesy of tasteofhome

Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 161 calories, 7 grams fat (4 grams saturated fat), 34 milligrams cholesterol, 155 milligrams sodium, 22 grams carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 grams protein.


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Green food coloring


  • 1 In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar.
  • 2 Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • 3 Beat in corn syrup and vanilla.
  • 4 Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  • 5 Divide dough in half. To one portion, add peppermint extract and food coloring. Wrap each portion in plastic wrap; refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.
  • 6 On a baking sheet, roll out each portion between two sheets of waxed paper into a 14-inch x 9-inch rectangle. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • 7 Remove waxed paper. Place plain rectangle over green rectangle. Roll up tightly jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.
  • 8 Unwrap and cut into 1/4-inch slices. Place 2 inch apart on greased baking sheets.
  • 9 Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until set. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks.


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