Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Pinwheels for Penny

Penny, I did not mean to blow you off, honey!
Here is the recipe, from FoodTv!!
Katie's Pinwheel Cookies
Recipe courtesy Gale Gand
Show: Sweet Dreams
Episode: Carefree Car Fare
Katie's Pinwheel Cookies

3/4 cup butter, softened
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 egg, separated
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
30 wooden popsticks
1 cup colored sugar, one or several colors
30 candy coated chocolate candies
With a paddle attachment, beat butter, cream cheese, and egg yolk until smooth. Stir in flour and baking powder. Mix until stiff dough forms. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour. Lightly beat egg white and set aside.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

On lightly floured surface, roll dough, 1/2 at a time, into a 15 by 9-inch rectangle. With sharp knife, cut dough into 3-inch squares. Place 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Brush with egg white.

Lightly press about 1 1/2 inches of wooden stick into bottom center of each dough square. With sharp knife, cut the dough diagonally from each corner to within 1/2-inch of center of each square. Sprinkle about 1 teaspoon colored sugar over each square. Fold alternate corners of the square to the center to form pinwheel, overlapping the dough at the center pushing down gently to seal in center.

Press one candy coated chocolate in center of each pinwheel.

Bake until set, about 9 to 12 minutes. Using spatula, immediately remove from cookie sheets.

Your husband must be Czech or Polish, that's the influence of these!
Good luck!

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