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Patriotic Pinwheel Cookies
5 C flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 C soft unsalted butter
2 C granulated sugar
Red & Blue gel food coloring
– Cream the soft butter with the sugar until the combination is smooth not grainy to the touch in a mixing bowl.
-Add all 4 eggs at one time…Continue to mix. -Add the vanilla.. Continue mixing.
-Sift the four, baking powder, and salt together.
-Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.
-Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.
-Divide your batter into thirds.
-Place in separate bowls.
-In bowl #1 add red gel food coloring. Using your hands to knead the dough to make sure the color is even throughout.
-In bowl#2 add the blue gel food coloring. Using your hands to knead the dough to make sure the color is even throughout.
-In bowl #3 the color remains as it is.
-Remove each of the balls of colored dough from their bowls and wrap tightly in plastic wrap.
-Place in the refrigerator for at least one hour or over night.
-Remove from the refrigerator.
-Select your main color which will be the outside roll of the pinwheel.
-Flour 3 cutting boards and rolling pin.
-Taking your primary colored chilled dough and cover it with flour.. Using your rolling pin flatten (roll) out that dough. Leave on that cutting board.
-Taking your secondary colored dough and cover it with flour… Using your rolling pin flatten (roll) out that dough.
-Taking your third dough out (white) and cover it with flour… Using your rolling pin flatten (roll) out that dough.
-Using a metal spatula to lift up the #3 (white) rolled out dough.
-Lay that batter on the top of your primary dough. (Red)
-Using a metal spatula to lift up the #2 (blue) rolled out dough.
-Lay that dough( blue) on the top of the white dough.
-Using your rolling pin roll the two together… Cut away any extra chilled dough.
-Roll the combined chilled dough into one log.
-Wrap this log with plastic wrap closing both ends.
-Place in your freezer for about one hour.
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
-Take out of your freezer and remove the plastic wrap, cutting the dough into 2 inch pieces, keeping the shape of a circle. (If the come loose then put your finger in a cup of water to use as paste to “glue” the cookie back together.
-Place the cut slices on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
-Bake at the 350 degrees for 18- 20 more minutes or until they are slightly brown on the bottom…and rip into them like a monkey on a cupcake!