Santa’s Favorite: Minty Chocolate Pinwheels

The cold crisp flavor of mint is the perfect representation of Christmas through taste.  I remember loving these cookies as a small child for their fun colorful appearance as well as for the addictive moist chewy cookie coated in chocolate.  Although they look a bit complicated, they are not that hard to make and worth the effort!

Minty Choclate Pinwheels

  • 1 pkg. Mint-chocolate chips*
  • ¾ c. butter softened
  • 1/3 c. sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2¼ c. flour
  • ½ tsp. salt

*For the cookies seen above, I used green colored mint chips.  If you use chocolate flavored chips, the cookies will be white and black.

Melt ½ cup chips in double boiler. (Reserve the rest of the chips for the topping) Cool. Set aside.

In bowl, combine butter & sugar beat until creamy. Add egg and vanilla, beat well. Gradually add flour and salt.

Place 1 cup dough in bowl. Add melted chips, blend thoroughly.

Shape into ball; flatten and cover with plastic wrap. Shape remaining dough the same.

Chill both until firm ( about 1 ½ hours).

Roll each ball between waxed paper into 13” x 9” rectangle. Place chocolate dough on plain dough and roll up lengthwise-jelly roll style. (Chilling dough at this point makes cutting easier)

Cut into ¼ inch slices and bake at 375 degrees for 7-8 minutes.

Melt remaining chips and spread on flat side of each cookie.

Leave these for Santa and a new PS3 under the tree is pretty much a gaurantee!  (How is that for a Christmas Poem?)

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