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Avengers: Age Of Ultron is hot right now and everyone is talking about how it’s the most epic movie of the year. Have you been to see it yet? Even if you haven’t, I have a fun treat that is inspired by the Avengers! These Avengers Pinwheels that are inspired by Thor will delight kids and adults as part of an Avengers themed get together.
Even though these cookies are colored red and black for Thor, you could make other themed pinwheel cookies for the rest of the Avengers:
Hulk – Green and Purple
Ironman – Red and Blue
Black Widow – Red and Black
Captain America – Red , White and Blue
Avengers – Red and Grey
The possibilities with a simplistic cookie are endless.
This recipe is super simple and the kids will love being able to make them with you. Who knows where the possibilities and conversation in the kitchen will take you!
“Thor‘s” Pinwheel Cookies
Pinwheel Cookie Recipe:
5 C flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 C unsalted butter
2 C sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Black and Burgundy gel food coloring
Pinwheel Cookie Directions:
– Cream the soft margarine with the sugar until the combination is smooth not grainy to the touch in a mixing bowl.
-Add all 4 eggs at one time…Continue to mix.
-Add the vanilla.. Continue mixing.
-Sift the four, baking powder, and salt together.
-Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.
-Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.
-Divide the batter in half.
-Place batter in two separate bowls.
-In bowl #1 add the Black gel food coloring. Using your hands work the black color throughout the entire ball of batter. Make sure all of the batter is colored black.
-In bowl #2 add the Burgundy gel food coloring. Using your hands work the burgundy color throughout the entire ball of batter. Making sure all of the batter is colored burgundy.
-Remove each of the balls of colored batter from their bowls and wrap tightly in plastic wrap.
-Refrigerate for at least one hour.
-After the hour remove from the refrigerator.
-Select your main color which will be the outside roll of the pinwheel.
-Flour 2 cutting boards and rolling pin.
-Taking the primary color for your pinwheel cookies, toss some flour on it.
-Using your flour coated rolling pin.. roll out the batter leaving it on the flour coated cutting board.
-Taking your secondary colored batter, toss some flour on it, using the floured rolling pin roll out the batter.
-Using a metal spatula to lift out that rolled out batter.
-Lay that batter on the top of your primary batter.
-Using the rolling pin roll the two together… Cut away any extra batter.
-Roll the combined chilled batter into one log.
-Wrap the log with plastic wrap closing each of the ends.
-Place the freezer for about an hour.
-Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
-Take out of the freezer, removing the plastic wrap, cutting the batter into 2 inch pieces, keeping the shape of a circle.
-Place the cut slices on a parchment paper covered cookie sheet.
-Bake at 325 degrees for 13 minutes.