Pinwheel cookies have always grabbed my attention right from my early baking days! The pretty spirals, the festive vibes, the buttery taste…I love it all! And so here I am, sharing my Matcha Pinwheel Cookies..they feel so Christmasy, don’t they?!
I’ll be honest, I’ve had so many fails with this recipe..more than I can ever count. Until I worked with my trusted basic sugar cookie recipe. From then on, its been a breeze to make them. They look far more complex and technical than they really are. Believe me, its a treat to make and eat these Matcha Pinwheel Cookies. Just ask my family! The one batch I made this afternoon is nearly gone!
Now the classic combination of chocolate and vanilla pinwheels has ruled our hearts, but these matcha babies are right there on top too. The grassy, ever so slightly bitter taste of matcha ( which I love!) is not so evident in the final cookie, so don’t you worry! What we have is a showstopper of a cookie that’s mildly sweet, subtly flavoured and is perfect with your cuppa.
The best part of these cookies is that you can double up the recipe, roll out the dough into logs, tightly wrap them in foil or parchment paper and freeze them..for you know, any cookie emergency that you may have! They slice neatly when frozen and bake in 15 minutes, thus making you THE Kitchen Goddess! And yes, feel free to play around with flavours …lemon, orange, chocolate, cinnamon..you can even scatter a thin layer of finely chopped nuts in between the cookie dough layers.
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