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Pinwheels from the Cookie Crumb

MAKING PINWHEELS

.  They are very simple and the kids love them.  It is a great way for kids to be part of the baking process and not have to worry about alot of measuring  I also bake cookies for schools and special events and supply all the utensils and icing for the kids to decorate and of course eat their creations.  It is sort of an activity and treat wrapped into one.

Pinwheels:

1 Box of Jiffy Pie Crust Mix

3-4 Tlbs of Water

Butter (softened)

Sugar

Cinnamon

Place the pie crust mix in med size mixing bowl add 3-4 Tlbs of water.  Mix together well and roll with your hands into a ball.  Let it stand a couple mins.  Flour surface well and place the mixture on floured surface and roll 1/2 - 1/4 " thick.  Cut the edges to square up the dough making the width about 4 - 5"  saving the trimming for another ball  Spread softened butter on rolled out dough and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon as heavily as you like.  My kids like alot.  Roll the dough length wise.  Then slice into 3/4 - 1" slices.  Place on cookie sheet and bake 350 for approx 8 mins depending on your oven variation.  They enlarge and are great when they are just set.  Remove from oven and while still hot on the tray sprinkle with sugar.  They are like mini cinnamon rolls and melt in your mouth when warm.  They are great with a scoop of ice cream for a nice dessert.  We double the recipe for a crowd

This recpe was taught to me and my siblings by our mother.  Whenever she made a pie she would use the extra dough and make these for us. She is a great cook and nobody makes stuffing like her.  

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