More cookies today! Actually, I probably won’t have anything healthy showing up here now until January. You’ve been warned. I don’t really go for healthy baking in December. There’s too many Christmas treats to make. Sooooo, all the healthy recipes will just have to wait. It’s okay, we’ll all be wanting those in January anyways right?
This peppermint pinwheel cookie recipe is not an old favourite like my whipped shortbread one was. I actually found this one in a magazine that I randomly grabbed off the shelf at the library as I was walking by a few years ago. I could not tell you which magazine it was though. It had pictures of cookies on the front. That totally narrows it down, I know!
I have made these every year since I first tried them. In my opinion, you just can’t go wrong with peppermint and chocolate. These do have a fairly strong peppermint flavour though, so if you’re not a big fan, you would probably want to leave out the peppermint extract, and just get the peppermint flavour from the Andes mints. Or mint chips, whichever you have.
They’re also a bit time intensive, with mixing the dough up, then splitting it and adding different flavours to each half, then chilling, then rolling it out and into swirly logs, then chilling AGAIN, then slicing and baking. But you could totally let the dough chill overnight and then slice and bake the next day if you want to. And each step IS fairly quick, there’s just a few of them! Which is why these get made at Christmas in my house, and not all year long.
I would definitely eat these peppermint pinwheels all year long, I’m not adverse to peppermint all year, but I tend to stick to quicker cookies except at Christmas! If you love the peppermint and chocolate combo, you will definitely love these cookies. They always go quickly when I make them!