Saturday, November 20, 2010

Whole Wheat Pinwheel Cookies

Just so you all know:

Even Momma Chef has some epic failures in the kitchen... 

take these pinwheel cookies for example.

Had to scrap them off the cookie sheet with a spatula and eat the goop with a spoon.

I got this recipe from a Taste of Home magazine, which usually never fails.  But apparently this one did.  As you can see... nothing like the picture in the magazine!!!

Being the Momma Chef I am, I decided to take matters into my own hands and create my own  Whole Wheat Pinwheel Cookie Recipe!   Results were better than I expected!!!

Here's what you need for:

Cookie dough
1/2 cup butter, softened NOT melted
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

Filling (same filling from Taste of Home mag... with a couple changes):

1 cup chocolate chips
1 tbsp shortening
1 ts pure vanilla
1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup chopped walnuts almonds
2 tbsp red and and green decorative sugar (or sugar in the raw.

Make the cookie dough by creaming together butter and sugar. Then add all other ingredients and mix until you get a nice cookie dough.

Spray a 2 foot sheet of plastic wrap with cooking spray and plop the cookie dough on it.

Spray another equal sheet and put it on top of the cookie dough.

Roll the cookie dough into a 12 inch by 10 inch rectangle.

Place in fridge for 30 minutes, to firm up.

In the meantime, melt chocolate chips in the microwave with 1 tbsp shortening. Add the sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, sugar and almonds.  Mix well.

Take cookie dough sheet out of fridge and remove top layer of plastic. Spread the chocolate mixture on top evenly.

Then grab hold of the bottom piece of plastic wrap and starting rolling up the cookie dough like you would if you were making cinnamon rolls.

When you get your cookie dough made into a log, place it back in the fridge with the plastic wrap around it and let it chill for about 2 hours

When firm, cut into 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch slices with a sharp knife and bake at 350 for 10 minutes.

Not as pretty as the Taste of Home picture... but at least my recipe actually worked!!!

Plus, they are whole wheat and taste delicious!!!

1 comment:

  1. Oh no! That is so funny - but sorry :/ I hate it when that happens! Grrr. I am always trying to make things using whole grains and had some similar episodes and really had to test and tweak some of my recipes. I did find a great grain though called Kamut Wheat and that has been great for my baking plus it's healthy. Don't know if this helps. Darnit - so did you eat them anyway LOL?



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