Peanut Butter Pinwheel Cookies

Author: Canadian Living

"My Christmas baking always begins with these cookies. Not only are they a delicious blend of chocolate and peanut butter, but they're also fun to make," says Holly.

  • Portion size 48 servings
  • Credits : © CanadianLiving.com

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Filling:
  • 6 oz semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon butter

Method

In large bowl, beat butter until fluffy; gradually beat in sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in peanut butter, egg and vanilla until smooth. Combine flour, baking soda and salt ; gradually mix half into peanut butter mixture. Using hands, mix in remaining flour mixture to form stiff dough; refrigerate for 45 minutes.

Filling: Meanwhile, melt chocolate with butter in bowl over hot (not boiling) water. Let cool.

Divide dough in half. On lightly floured surface, roll each half into 10- x 8-inch (25 x 20 cm) rectangle. Spread each rectangle with half of the chocolate mixture. Starting from long side, roll up each rectangle jelly roll-style to form 2 long rolls. Wrap separately, seam side down, in plastic wrap. Refrigerate until firm, at least 8 hours or up to 12 hours.

Using sharp knife, cut into 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick slices. Place 1-1/2 inches (4 cm) apart on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake in 375°F (190°C) oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer to rack; let cool. (Can be stored in airtight container for up to 1 week)

Nutritional facts <b>Per cookie:</b> about

  • Protein 2 g
  • Calories 120.0
  • Total fat 8 g
  • Total carbohydrate 12 g
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