Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Cinnamon Sugar Pinwheel Cookies Recipe

A traditional cookie we make every year, my oldest son Chad's favorite!
Since he was a little boy and now a grown man, I make these especially for him,
 isn't that the fun and spirit of Christmas?
I always place the recipe cards on a pant hanger so the recipes don't get dirty from handling them, works awesome!
My boys Chad and Curt with me 1984

Here's what you need:
First I recommend you heat your oven to 350 degrees.
Make the dough:
1- 3 ounce package of cream cheese
1/2 cup butter ( do not use margarine)
1 egg yolk
1 cup flour

Make the filling:
1/4 cup melted butter this is for brushing the dough
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 cup finely ground walnuts
Combine in a small bowl the sugar, cinnamon and nuts mix together well. Set aside.
Optional: powdered sugar for garnishing

Mix all together till everything is blended, chill 30 minutes.
Roll out dough on a floured board very thin like a pie crust.

Brush the dough with melted butter, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar nut mixture. Roll up like a jelly roll, slice in 1 inch rounds.  Bake on greased or parchment lined cookie sheet until light brown on the bottom around 12 minutes.
Garnish with powdered sugar after they cool if you like.      


                                                     My baby Chad.....   Where did the time go ?
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