Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Easy Gingerbread Pinwheel Cookies from Pillsbury

Here's an easy, great tasting Christmas cookie from Pillsbury.

Gingerbread Pinwheel Cookies

Here's what you'll need:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Sheet Pans lined with waxed paper to roll the dough and lined with parchment paper for baking the cookies.

1 roll (30 oz.) Pillsbury refrigerated Gingerbread Cookie Dough.
1 roll (30 oz.) Pillsbury refrigerated Sugar Cookie Dough
Granulated Sugar for sprinkling the dough.

Cut each roll of dough in half. Wrap and refrigerate the remaining dough for another use..... or, I just make more cookies to share during the holidays.

Place a 17" X 12" piece of waxed paper on a sheet pan.
Cut the Gingerbread dough in half lengthwise and place side by side on the sheet pan.
Top with another piece of waxed paper.
Roll out the dough to form a 14" X 9" rectangle.
Freeze for 5 minutes.

Repeat the same procedure with the Sugar Cookie Dough.
Freeze for 5 minutes.

Remove the top sheet of paper on the Sugar Cookie Dough, lift the dough with the waxed paper and place the rectangle of dough onto the rectangle of Gingerbread dough.
Gently pat them together.
Refrigerate for 5 minutes.

Remove the top piece of paper.
With the long side of the dough facing you, begin rolling the dough into a log. Using the waxed paper to tighten the roll as you roll it.
This is the same procedure as a cake roll.
Wrap the dough securely with paper and freeze for 45 minutes.

Unwrap the dough and cut into 4 equal rolls. Work with 1 roll at a time, keeping the remaining rolls in the freezer until ready to slice.

Cut each roll into 13 - 14  (1/2") slices.
Place cookies on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper, 2" apart.
Reshaping the rounds as needed.

Sprinkle the tops of the cookies with granulated sugar.
Bake for 10 - 12 minutes. The edges should be golden brown.

Remove the pan to a rack and cool for 5 minutes.
Transfer the cookies to the rack and cool completely.

Another option would be to use Pillsbury refrigerated Peppermint Cookie Dough  along with the Sugar Dough.

Peace in the Kitchen!

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