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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Pinwheels


I don't know about you, but every time that I work with pie crust dough, I always have some left over. What do you do with that extra dough? I certainly hope you don't throw it away!! These little cookie-like pinwheels are so good that sometimes I make pie crust dough just to make them . Yum, yum, yum!

Pinwheels

pie crust dough
room temperature butter
sugar
cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare a pan by either spraying it with cooking spray or, preferably, lining a pan with parchment. Roll out however much pie crust you want to use.

Smooth butter in a thin layer over the rolled pie crust. Sprinkle generously with sugar and cinnamon. Roll into a log. Do not roll too tightly. Ideally, you want to have some room for the dough to expand when it bakes. Slice log into half-inch slices and lay onto the prepared pan. Bake 10-14 minutes or until nicely browned. Let cool and enjoy.

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