Lucky Mint Pinwheels

Lucky Mint Pinwheels 2

Everybody knows that St.Patrick’s Day isn’t only about corned beef and cabbage. At our house, it’s about anything…green. Salad, asparagus, apples–why, even the milk and mashed potatoes aren’t safe. So, for dessert, aren’t these the sweetest little butter cookies—with just a hint of mint? Trust me–your little leprechaun’s will love them.

Lucky Mint Pinwheels

(Original recipe from Taste of Home)

Ingredients:

1 cup butter

1-1/4 cups sugar

2 eggs

1/4 cup corn syrup

1 Tbsp vanilla

3 cups flour

3/4 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 tsp peppermint extract

Green food coloring

Directions:

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in corn syrup and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Divide dough in half. To one portion, add peppermint extract and food coloring. Wrap each portion in plastic wrap; refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.

Roll out each portion between two sheets of waxed paper into a rectangle. Remove waxed paper. Place plain rectangle over green rectangle. Roll up tightly jelly-roll style, starting with a long side.

Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.

Unwrap and cut into 1/4-in. slices.

Dip tops in sugar.

Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until set. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks.

Makes about 4-1/2 dozen soft, minty butter cookies. You’ll be glad you made these–I promise!

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Lucky Mint Pinwheels
Author: Launi
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • Green food coloring
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar.
  2. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Beat in corn syrup and vanilla.
  4. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  5. Divide dough in half.
  6. To one portion, add peppermint extract and food coloring.
  7. Wrap each portion in plastic wrap; refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.
  8. Roll out each portion between two sheets of waxed paper into a rectangle.
  9. Remove waxed paper.
  10. Place plain rectangle over green rectangle.
  11. Roll up tightly jelly-roll style, starting with a long side.
  12. Wrap in plastic wrap.
  13. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.
  14. Unwrap and cut into 1/4-in. slices.
  15. Dip tops in sugar.
  16. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets.
  17. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until set.
  18. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks.

10 Replies to “Lucky Mint Pinwheels”

  1. We did corn beef and cabbage ONCE, trust me it will never happen again, Chicken Oriental Salad is how we do cabbage on St Paddy’s day now. But these look like the perfect addition to the green day. I’m going to give them a try for sure – thanks for sharing.

  2. You guys are so much fun celebrating every holiday. I don’t think I am up to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this year. Maybe next year.

  3. We did corned beef once and it was ok. I had the foresight to know that for my family–the cabbage part would be a bust. Now, we have corned beef hash with asparagus on the side. If I’m really feeling it–I grab some Cole Slaw from KFC. Perfecto.
    I had plans to take cookies to the neighbors…but alas…something happened to them.
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  4. Cabbage at our house is a favorite, in fact when picking a head for our salad I had to find the biggest one I could because the girls will be wanting it in their lunches for a week. A wedge of cabbage is considered a treat and a good switch from apples or carrots in their sacks. Combined with yummy mint cookies the masses will be content for a day or two 🙂

  5. I think these cookies would be cute with half of it dipped in chocolate. 🙂 Thanks for making such lovely treats all the time. You’re the best!

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