Spooky Pinwheel Cookies

1/2 c butter, softened

1/2 c sugar

1 egg

1/2 tsp vanilla or almond extract

2 c flour

2 tsp baking powder

food coloring: yellow, orange, black


Combine flour and baking powder. Set aside. Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and extract and mix well. Add dry ingredients. Divide dough into 3 parts. Tint each part a different color. Shape colored dough into a flat brick and chill for 30 minutes. Divide each color of dough into 24 pieces. Shape each piece into a cylinder 1" long. Place 2 cylinders of dough next to each other. Add 3rd cylinder on top. Roll together to form a 2" cylinder. Chill for 10 minutes. Remove 1/4 of cylinders from refrigerator. Roll into a rope 12" long. Then twist from one end. Coil cylinder, taking care to keep center flat. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Chill while preparing remainder of cookies. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Roll edges of cookies in non-pareils. Bake for 19 minutes. Place cookies on cooling rack to cool.