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Baking Christmas Cookies

 I had to bake 6 dozen cookies for our Ward (Church) Christmas Party yesterday (Saturday) so here is what I did:

I bought this mix at Sam's Club to save some time.  It had 5 pouches in it and I mixed them all up in my Bosch Mixer.  I could not have gotten another one in! lol

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I spooned out 1/2 of the dough into a bowl to keep it white
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To the rest of the dough I added Wilton color paste used for decorating icing in  Juniper color as it turned out to be the darkest green I had!
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I also added a teaspoon of Almond Extract.Dec 2012 019
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I baked 2 batches before I suddenly remembered to Add Crushed Peppermint stick to the white dough-  argh!   I bought a huge peppermint stick at the dollar store and put 1/3 of it in my cuisinart and ground it up

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I use POWDERED SUGAR on my rolling mat instead of flour- (tastes better!)
Dec 2012 036I rolled the green into a snake type piece like you see hte white in this photo then I put p/s on my marble rolling pin and rolled it out- did the same with the white and then laid it on top of the green dough.
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Then I rolled it like I always do cinnamon roll dough and cut into sections about 1/2 inch thick Dec 2012 028
Dec 2012 028I used  a short glass with a flat bottom dipped in powdered sugar to flatten the cookie on the cookie sheet before baking- and before putting in the oven I sprinkled GREEN sprinkles on them
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There they are all finished- not as elegant looking as I had hoped but they were DELICIOUS!  7 dozen cookies! 

Tomorrow a post on dipped chocolate candies and another post on my exchange cookies for work!

hope you are inspired to use my idea and make some easy pinwheel cookies of your own!

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makes me want to experiment with my cookie dough..........they sound delicious!
thanks and have a merry Merry Christmas

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