Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Treat Shaped Like an "0" giveaway!

I'm looking for a fun idea for my daughters class for treats shaped like an "0" (zero) I thought it's also a fun idea for just an everyday learning for letter recognition or # recognition.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Pinwheel Cookies

(One thing that I would consider adding next time is a little almond extract)

1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 egg, separated
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
2/3 cup colored sugars
30 milk chocolate M&Ms (I substituted chocolate chips)
30 wooden craft sticks

In a bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter, & egg yolk until smooth. Combine flour & baking powder; beat into cream cheese mixture. Cover & refrigerate for 1 hour.

On a floured surface, roll out into a rectangle (or trim to a rectangle). You will want to roll them out thinner than sugar cookies.
With a sharp knife or pastry wheel, cut the dough into 3 inch squares. I used my ruler to score the dough in a straight line.

Place 3 inches apart on lightly greased cookie sheet or parchment paper on a cookie sheet.Beat egg white until frothy; brush over squares. Sprinkle with colored sugars. Cut through the dough from each corner of the square to within a 1/2 in of the center. Press a wooden stick near the center of the square.
Fold alternating points to the center to form a pinwheel; pinch gently at the center seal.
Bake at 350 degrees for 9-12 minutes or until set. Remove immediately to wire racks to cool.