Holiday Pinwheels shared by mandiehman
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups non-bleached all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 6 tablespoons colored sugar crystals
Mix flour and salt in a small bowl. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg, milk and vanilla. Slowly add flour mixture mixing until well blended.
Divide dough in half and wrap each half in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour.
Remove half the dough from the refrigerator and roll out into a 1/4" thick rectangle on a floured surface.Sprinkle the rectangle with half of the sugar and begin rolling from the short end. Be sure to roll tightly!
Wrap the cookie log in plastic wrap and refrigerate for another hour.
Repeat with the other half of the dough and sugar.
When ready, preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Remove cookie log from refrigerator and cut into 1/4" slices. Arrange the slices on a cookie sheet or baking sheet and bake for 10-13 minutes or until edges are light brown and the dough begins to lose its sheen. Let cool on cookie sheet or stone for 3 minutes and then move to a cooling rack to cool completely.
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