St. Pat's Pinwheels Recipe
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St. Pat's Pinwheels

1-1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 cup Golden Crisco Shortening
2 eggs
1/4 cup corn syrup or regular pancake syrup
1 tbsp vanilla
3 cups all-purpose flour (plus 4 tablespoons/60 ml, divided)
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp peppermint extract
Green food color

Combine sugar and shortening in large bowl. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Add eggs, syrup and vanilla. Beat until well blended and fluffy. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add gradually to creamed mixture at low speed. Mix until well blended. Divide dough in half.

Place one half in medium bowl. Add peppermint extract and food color, a few drops at a time, until desired shade of green is reached. Wrap both dough halves with plastic wrap. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.

Spread 1 tablespoon of flour on large sheet of waxed paper. Place one half of dough on floured paper. Flatten slightly with hands. Turn dough over and cover with another large sheet of waxed paper. Roll dough into 14 x 9-inch (35 x 23 cm) rectangle. Set aside. Repeat procedure with other dough half. Remove the top sheet of waxed paper from both of rolled-out doughs. Invert plain dough onto green dough, lining up edges carefully. Roll layers together lightly. Remove waxed paper from plain dough. Trim to form rectangle with clean edges.

Starting with long side, roll dough in a jelly-roll fashion, using bottom sheet of waxed paper as guide. Wrap in waxed paper and transfer to freezer. Chill until firm, at least 30 minutes. (Dough should be very firm, and may be sliced when frozen.)

Pre-heat oven to 375F (190C). Place sheets of foil on countertop for cooling cookies. Remove dough from freezer. Remove wrapping. Cut into 1/4-inch (6 mm) thick slices. Place slices 2 inches (5 cm) apart on ungreased baking sheet. Bake one baking sheet at a time at 375F (190C) for 7 to 9 minutes, or until cookies are just very lightly browned. DO NOT OVERBAKE. Cool on baking sheet two minutes. Remove to foil to cool completely.




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