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Wednesday, 7 November 2012

"Pinwheel Cookies"

Diwali is approaching and its time to distribute sweets and gifts amongst family and friends. One of most beautiful and brightest festival brings in lots of joy, happiness, celebration and good food to make everyone happy. So when we are talking about distributing sweets to others, we should not limit ourselves to the staple sweet shop boxes with milk and dry fruit sweets. This time try your hands on something different and personalize your gifts to make them more special. I suggest boxes of cookies of any type. Decorate the box nicely and it will become the most beautiful gift one can receive this Diwali.
Today I'll share the recipe of a pinwheel or vanilla and chocolate cookies which can be a perfect gift item for you and your loved ones. 

"Pinwheel Cookies"

Ingredients :

200 gms butter
150 gms powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla essence 
1 egg
300 gms plain flour
25 gms cocoa powder

  • In a bowl, whisk the butter and sugar together till light and fluffy.
  • Add vanilla essence and egg and keep whisking to form a smooth batter
  • Add flour and mix well. Knead the mixture in a dough ( use little more flour if its greasy)
  • Cut the dough in two halves. To one half, add cocoa powder and knead well for even brown consistency
  • Wrap both the doughs in clingfilm and chill for half an hour
  • Roll out each dough in oblong shape separately to an inch thickness. Put the chocolate dough on top of the plain dough.
  • Roll up the dough length ways like a Swiss roll. Wrap in clingfilm tightly and chill for another half an hour
  • Preheat the oven at 180*C for ten minutes
  • Slice the chilled dough into thin slices like black and white coins.
  • Place the cookies on a greased baking tray and bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  • Cool for sometime before storing in an airtight container

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