Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Peanut Butter Pinwheels

This week's Cookie Monday treat: Peanut Butter Pinwheels!

This was a new recipe for me. It was a little more work than your standard drop cookie but they were delicious! They're not a super soft or chewy cookie - they've got a crunch to them, like a Chips Ahoy, but the chocolate stays softer.

Ingredients for this one:

Peanut butter, shortening, sugar, egg, milk, flour, baking soda, salt & chocolate chips.

Start out by creaming together the peanut butter, shortening and sugar. A tip for measuring out the PB? Give your measuring cup a quick spritz with some PAM & the PB will slide right out!

Then add in the egg and milk.

Now use a separate bowl to stir together the flour, soda & salt.
(I usually use a whisk to stir them - it just works really well!)

Now gradually add that to the creamed mixture.

Now dump the dough out onto a piece of wax paper & cover with another sheet of wax paper. Then roll it out into a big rectangle, about 10x12 inches.

Now grab your chocolate chips & melt them in the microwave. Then carefully spread the melted chocolate over the dough, only about 1/2 inch from the edges.

Now, using the wax paper to help you along, roll it up starting with the long edge.

Carefully roll it onto a piece of plastic wrap & roll it up & pop it into the fridge for 1/2 an hour.

wait..... wait..... wait.....


Now pull it out & use a sharp knife to cut the log into slices, 1/2" thick.

Put those slices onto a GREASED baking sheet (or you can just use Parchment paper, which I recommend because when you use PAM on something, anywhere that is not topped with food gets baked onto the pan & becomes really sticky/tacky & it's a bugger to wash off.)

Bake @ 375 for 10-12 minutes & they're done!

Hello deliciousness! And look at these faces... how could you NOT put in the effort! Mmmmm Cookies!

(Jossy & Nolan)

Peanut Butter Pinwheels:
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
2 TBSP milk
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup chocolate chips

In a mixing bowl, cream together shortening, peanut butter and sugar. Add in egg and milk. In a separate bowl mix together flour, soda & salt. Gradually add to the creamed mixture.

Roll out between waxed paper into a 10x12 rectangle. Melt chocolate chips, cool slightly & spread over dough within 1/2" of the edges. Roll up tightly starting with a long edge. Wrap in plastic wrap & refrigerate for 20-30 minutes or until easy to handle.

Unwrap dough & cut into 1/2" slices. Place 1" apart on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.

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