Another classic Christmas recipe from the Betty Crocker's Cooky Book. This version takes Ethel's Sugar Cookies and tweaks the recipe just a bit to make delicious Chocolate Pinwheels.
Makes about 7 dozen (I cut mine a bit thicker so I got less)
- 3/4 cup shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. salt
1. Mix shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla thoroughly. Mix the flour, baking powder, and salt together. Blend in. Divide dough in half. Blend 2 squares of melted and cooled unsweeteed chocolate (2 oz.) to one half of the dough. Chill. Roll remaining dough into an oblong, 12x9". Roll chocolate dough into the same size; lay on top of white. Roll together until 3/16" thick. Roll up tightly, beginning at wide side. Chill again.
2. Heat oven to 400-f degrees. Cut 1/8" thick slices; place on parchment lined baking sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes, or until the edges just barely begin to brown.
Recipe from Betty Crocker's Cooky Book.