:: Auntie Marilyn's Pinwheels ::

:: Last night I wanted to start my baking for Christmas so I thought I would try my Auntie Marilyn's Pinwheels...I have never made them just always enjoyed them at family functions ::

:: Here is the recipe, just in case you want to try them too....they are so yummy! ::

In a small bowl combine:
1/4 cup butter (room temp)
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. cayenne (I added more like a 1/2 tsp)
1/2 tsp. paprika
In large bowl combine:
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
2 tsp. sugar
3/4 cup grated cheese
1 tbsp. parsley
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup vegetable shortening
2/3 cup milk
Mix all dry ingredients together then with a pastry cutter (or fork as I don't own a pastry cutter) cut in shortening. Make a well and pour in the milk. Stir in the milk until all of the flour has been absorbed.

Split dough into half and put the first half on a well floured...it's quite moist dough so it needs to really be well floured and kneed 3 or 4 times. Roll out into aprox. 10x14 square (if you can) by about a 1/4 inch thick.

Stir your butter mixture well and take half of it and spread it over your rolled out dough. Then just roll it up. It does not have to be perfect, mine was less than perfect and they still turned out fabby!

Slice roll into 1/4 inch thick pieces - I used a serrated knife to do this as the dough was quite soft, I may suggest that you let it chill for an hour or so before cutting it.

Line the pinwheels up on your favorite baking sheet and toss them in the oven for 10-15 minutes @ 425 degrees.

{Follow the above steps for the remainder of the dough and butter}

This recipe yields 50 pinwheels.
:: Here is my little kitchen helper...Paul & Jacob were out playing so Cole ended up helping me in the kitchen :) ::


Jessi said...

Your pics look a little like 'pioneer women cooks!" Have you checked out that website, you'd love it! If not, www.thepioneerwomencooks.com

Happy Decorating Day

Amanda said...

That is fabulous post! I love how you took a picture of each step. You are so great!

Canadian Kristin said...

Great cookies, great food pics, great looking baby.....you are a blessed woman!!! And.....you ROCK!

Keri's Collage... said...

I love your kitchen! Love the recipe and what a cute little helper too!

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