Wednesday, December 23, 2009

More party recipes

Snickerdoodles

1 c butter, softened
1 1/2 c sugar
2 eggs
2 3/4 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp salt
3 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon

Preheat 350
In medium bowl, cream together the shortening and 1 1/2 c sugar. Stir in eggs. Sift together the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Stir into creamed mixture until well blended. In a small bowl mix 3 Tbsp sugar & cinnamon. Roll dough into 1" balls, roll in cinnamon sugar. Place on un-greased cookie sheet.
Bake 8-10 minutes, cool on wire racks
Makes about 3 dozen

Recipe courtesy of Jennifer over at This Girl Loves Pink


Chocolate Pinwheels

1 c butter
1 c sugar
6 Tbsp milk
2 beaten egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla
3 c flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 oz unsweetened chocolate, melted (I used semi-sweet)

Cream butter, gradually add sugar, beating until light & fluffy. Add milk, egg yolks, and vanilla, stir well. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to cream mixture, stir until blended.
Divide dough in half. Add choc to one half, mix well, chill while rolling out the vanilla dough. Roll each portion into 14x6 rectangle, place the chocolate on the vanilla, roll up jelly roll style. Chill for 1 hour. Cut in 1/4" slices, place on greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes.
Cool on wire racks

Recipe courtesy of Jennifer over at This Girl Loves Pink

To get the pink pinwheels (my personal touch!) instead of mixing melted chocolate into the dough add a few drops of red food coloring. Adds a great holiday touch!

WARNING: This recipe is not one to take lightly! I thought they were slightly difficult to make... 1 pointer, when rolling out the middle layer of dough (the choc or pink), make sure to roll it out on wax paper, this way you can just pick up the paper and drop it on the vanilla!!!


1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Oh my gosh I LOVE those pinwheel cookies but rolling them up is a pain. The end result is so worth it. I love your pink ones too!! Such a fabulous idea!!! : D