Farmer Boy Pinwheel Cookies
Ingredients: (makes about 2 1/2 dozen)
- 3/4 Cup of butter, softened
- 1 package of Cream Cheese (8 oz.), softened
- 1 egg, separated
- 1 Cup of all-purpose flour
- 1 Tablespoon of baking powder
- 30 wooden craft sticks
- 2/3 Cup of colored sugars
- 30 candy-coated chocolate pieces (M&M's or other)
Directions: In a large bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese, and the egg yolk. Combine the flour and baking powder and mix all together to form a dough. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about an hour.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Divide the dough into two and roll out each to about 9 X 15 inches. Using a pizza cutter, cut the dough into 3 inch squares. Place each square onto an ungreased cookie sheet, a couple inches apart. Lightly beat the egg white. Brush each square with the egg white. Press a craft stick onto the center of each square. Using a sharp knife, cut diagonally from each corner to within 1/2 inch of the center of each square. Sprinkle the colored sugar on each. Fold every other point in, toward the center, and press to seal. Place a candy piece in the center of each, over the folds, pressing each in place.
Bake for 9 - 12 minutes. (Don't let them over-bake!) Remove promptly and leave on the sheet to cool and firm up. Then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
I'd think this would be a good project to do with children. Besides, you'd have some help cleaning up afterwards ... well, maybe! :)
The only problem I've found with these cookies is, that these pinwheels don't spin! :)
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