How to Make Pinwheel Cookies

By combining techniques used for both rolled and refrigerated cookies, you can create an impressive -- and delicious -- pinwheel effect.
  1. Roll out dough with a rolling pin between 2 sheets of waxed paper into rectangle. Remove waxed paper from top of rectangle.

  2. Spoon filling over dough. Spread evenly with small spatula, leaving 1/2-inch border on long edges.

  3. Using bottom sheet of waxed paper as a guide and starting at long side, tightly roll up dough jellyroll fashion, removing waxed paper as you roll.

    Start rolling on the long side.
    Start rolling on the long side.


  4. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate.

  5. Unwrap dough and slice. For softer or less chilled dough, you can use a length of dental floss instead of a knife to slice. Wrap the floss around the roll, cross the ends of the floss over each other, and then pull the ends down and out to the sides to slice through the log.

    You can also use a piece of dental floss to cut the dough.
    You can also use a piece of
    dental floss to cut the dough.


  6. Bake and cool as directed.

As you can see, the various types of cookies are numerous, as are the delicious tastes you can create. So start baking today!

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