Pinwheel Cookies.. well kind of

Apparently I do not possess the patience to make decent looking pinwheel cookies. Instead, they came out like the one on the top right…

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So, I decided to scrap the whole spiral idea and just roll the dough into balls and flatten it. I think they turned out pretty cool looking.

Pinwheel Cookies

recipe from Disgruntled Julie

~ 3 cups all-purpose flour
~ 1/2 tsp baking powder
~ 1/2 tsp salt
~ 1 cup butter, softened
~ 1 1/3 cups sugar
~ 2 large eggs
~ 2 tsp vanilla extract
~ 2 ounces chocolate, finely chopped (I used chocolate chips)

Sift the dry ingredients together and set aside. Mix the sofetened butter and sugar together until creamed and add the eggs one at a time. Add the vanilla then add the dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated.

Divide the dough in half, wrapping half in saran wrap and place it in the fridge. Return the other half to the mixer and bring a pot of water to boil on the stove. Place a bowl over the water level making sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water (or use a double boiler) and add the chocolate. Mix until completely melted and smooth. Add the chocolate to the dough in the mixer and mix until incorporated. Place this dough in saran wrap and in the fridge to cool. Refrigerate both halves for at least 30 minutes.

Roll both halves out into thin sheets and place one on top of the other. Roll the two sheets of dough into a log and refrigerate for an hour or freeze for a couple hours making sure the log remains round and doesn’t flatten on the bottom. Cut into 1/2 inch to 1 inch thick circles and bake at 350 degrees F for 9 to 11 minutes.

**** so this is where my lack of patience kicked in. I thought screw the 3 hour freezing period so I grabbed both kinds of dough and rolled them in my hands to form a ball. I then flattened it and placed it on the cooking sheet to bake.

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