Peppermint swirl refrigerator cookies

Yield: 10 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Margarine or Butter,
(softened)
1 cup Sugar
1 Egg
2 tablespoons Milk
1 teaspoon Vanilla
Nutrition Information Per Serving: 1 Cookie
3 cups Flour
½ teaspoon Baking soda
¼ teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon Peppermint extract
4 (to 5) Drops red food color
¼ cup Pink sugar

In a large bowl, combine margarine, sugar, egg, milk, and vanilla; mix until light and fluffy. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. In medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. Add flour mixture to margarine mixture; mix well. Place half of dough into a plastic bag or wrap in plastic. To remaining half of dough, add peppermint extract and red food color; mix well.

Place in plastic bag or wrap. Refrigerate both portions about 1 hour.

Divide each portion of dough in half. Roll 1 part white dough into a 10x8-inch rectangle between 2 pieces of plastic wrap. Set aside. Repeat with 1 part pink dough. Remove top sheet of plastic wrap from both the pink and the white dough. Place pink dough over white dough; remove plastic wrap from pink dough. Trim edges, if desired. Starting at the 10-inch edge, roll up dough jelly-roll fashion, removing plastic wrap from bottom as dough is rolled. Repeat with remaining dough to form second roll.

Place 2 tablespoons of the pink sugar on separate sheet of plastic wrap. Roll 1 roll of dough in pink sugar, pressing gently into dough.

Repeat with second roll. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate 8 hours or up to 1 week.

Heat oven to 375øF. Slice cookies ⅛ inch thick. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely.

Makes 10 dozen cookies

* * * * * * * Calories..........................35 Carbohydrates................4g Fat...............................2g Cholesterol..................2mg Sodium..........................30mg Potassium....................5mg Dietary Exchanges: ½ Fat

Source: Classic Pillsbury Cookbook - Holiday December 1993 Typed for you by Lois Flack, Cyberealm BBS, Watertown, NY.

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