Recipe by Land O'Lakes, Inc.
"A popular flavor combination is used in this pinwheel cookie."
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LAND O LAKES® Butter
1 1/2 cups
1 (1 ounce) square
unsweetened baking chocolate, melted and cooled
green food color
The cookie looks awsome but the taste was okay. Not overly "chocolatity" or "minty." To add a little bit more mint taste, I dipped the cookies in semi-sweet chocolate, with a tsp of pepermint extract. It gave the cookies a little something extra they needed. I also like the black and white cookie look, so didn't use the food coloring. I think it looks more "upscale" with out it.
For some reason, I just couldn't get the chocolate dough to work out right. When I added the melted chocolate, it turned into a crumbly mess. Rather than toss it all out, I melted some chocolate chips (with some peppermint extract and a little vegetable oil mixed in) and spread that over the white dough in place of the chocolate dough. I rolled it up and cut it just like the recipe says, and they turned out great, like swirly minty chocolate chip cookies!
I tried 3 different pinwheel recipes, and this turned out best -- easy dough to work with, before and after refrigeration. I altered the recipe for a holiday cookie by replacing the chocolate and mint with green and red food coloring, and mixing strawberry spreadable fruit into the red dough. The cookies were the prettiest I made, although my husband did say they were kind of bland, even with the strawberry in it.
this is a crunchy cookie, not a soft one. they do take a bit of effort to make, but the resulting cookies are quite pretty. this is a cookie you make for parties, not something you whip up for a sweet tooth. i thought they were just a tad on the bland side, but still very good.
This cookie is the best, if you like cookies that are not too sweet. I like that this cookie wasn't just a one cookie taster, with this cookie you want more than one. The kids like the recipe a bit more with 3/4 cup of sugar instead of 1/2 cup. I also did the double color some I made with green and chocolate and some with red and chocolate, very festive. And a great cookie.
I rolled the edges in green sugar for some sparkle and crunch. Very good cookie that keeps well.
A delicious, easy and attractive cookie for any plate. Reminds me of a Laura Secord Mint Chocolate Bar!
I really enjoyed this recipe because I do a lot of candy for my Christmas gifts and this is a "not so sweet" treat to add to the bunch! I did increase the sugar to 3/4 cup like someone suggested, and I used 3 Tbs. powdered cocoa with 1 Tbs veggie oil in place of the melted unsweetend chocolate because it keeps the dough more soft for rolling after taking it out of the refridge. I would have given this a 5 star if I did not feel the changes were needed:) Thanks this will be a keeper!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chocolate Mint Pinwheels
Serving Size: 1/48 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 48
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 21
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