The cookie baking has been going on all week. All my cookies are finally DONE!!!!!! I have a couple more yummy recipes to share with you before my Christmas Cookie series will be done too.
Today I bring you raspberry pinwheels. I dressed them up a bit though, and when they were completely cooled, I added a dusting of powdered sugar on top too.
You can use any kind of jam or fruit preserves for these. Mix them up a bit and make them with what you like. The recipe is pretty basic and can be left to your imagination to make it how you like it.
2 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup or 2 sticks of softened butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 3/4 cup raspberry jam or jam of your choice
powdered sugar for dusting, optional
Combine the dry ingredients then set aside.
Mix butter and sugars together until creamy, then add the eggs, one at a time, mixing in between each addition. Add the flour mixture 1/2 at a time, mixing in between. Mix until everything is just blended together. Do not over mix.
Form the dough into 2 dough balls, then shape into logs, wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 24 hours before using.
On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to a rectangle. Spread the jam over the entire surface, leaving a little bit around the edges.
Roll the dough tightly from the long side to make your rolls. Cover with plastic wrap and once again, refrigerated for about an hour before slicing.
Preheat the oven to 350* F or 190* C.
Line the baking sheets with parchment paper.
Slice the dough into slices about 1/4 thick with a sharp, serrated knife. Place the slices flat ono the prepared baking sheets, about 2 inches apart.
Bake for about 15-18 minutes, or just until the edges start to crisp up a bit and a are lightly golden.
You can definitely eat them as is, but they are not very sweet. So I added a dusting of powdered sugar once they had cooled completely. Besides, they look much more festive with the powdered sugar on top too.
Enjoy! Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukkah and Happy Holidays to all. May your holidays be merry and bright. Stay warm, stay safe and stay well. ‘Til next time.