Peppermint Pinwheel Cookie Recipe

by Linette

I love to bake cookies during the holiday season! I have several holiday cookie recipes to share with you over the next few weeks. First up, this Peppermint pinwheel cookie recipe is a holiday family and Christmas cookie favorite at our house! Peppermint pinwheel cookies are perfect for a Christmas cookie platter, a holiday bake sale or a Christmas cookie swap party.

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Peppermint Pinwheel Cookies Recipe

Peppermint Pinwheel Cookie Recipe

Prep Time 50 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Cookie


  • 3 cup Flour
  • 3/4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 cup softened Butter
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tbsp Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Peppermint Extract
  • Red Food Coloring
  • White Pearl Decorations


  • Combine dry ingredients and set aside
  • Cream butter and sugar.
  • Add beaten egg, milk and peppermint.
  • Gradually add in flour.
  • Divide mixture in half, placing half in plastic bag in refrigerator.
  • Add red food color to remaining half and mix until color is consistent.
  • Place red half in plastic bag in refrigerator.
  • Place white dough on parchment paper.
  • Roll white half to about 1/4? thick.
  • Place red dough on parchment paper.
  • Roll red half to about 1/4? thick.
  • Flip red dough onto top of white dough.
  • Use rolling pin to gently make sure sheets are attached to each other.
  • Remove top parchment.
  • Use parchment to lift one side of dough and roll (do not roll parchment into cookies).
  • Cover rolled dough in white pearls.
  • Wrap rolled dough and chill for 30 minutes.
  • Slice and bake in 375 degree oven about 9 minutes (watch for edges to begin to turn lightly brown).
  • Leave on cookie sheet for several minutes before moving to cooling rack.


Enjoy these cookies with your friends and family, or add them to a fabulous holiday cookie tray! Here are a few more cookie recipes you can make this holiday season:

Snickerdoodle cookies

Do you have a favorite holiday cookie recipe?

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Mer November 25, 2013 - 11:18 am

These are so pretty! I’m sure they taste delicious (I love peppermint!), and they would add an interesting shape to a cookie platter.

Robin Wilson November 26, 2013 - 8:45 pm

I love anything Peppermint and it can be hard to find good recipes. I just love this one. I have never made a cookie like this before, but there always has to be a first. Thanks for the great pics and recipe.

Adelina Priddis November 30, 2013 - 9:59 am

those are so fun! My kids would love these.

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