Tasty Tuesday: Sinful Cinnamon Pinwheels

21 Aug

Excerpt from Gone Groom Gone, a Chick Dick Mystery:

Callie did a double take as she passed the kitchen. Doreen stood at the counter, pounding her fist into a large ball of dough.

“What are you making?”

“Cinnamon pinwheels. The Miller baby shower.”

Doreen slammed the dough into the granite and kneaded it with so much force, she was panting.

“You look a little stressed,” Callie said. “You want to talk about it?”

“There’s nothing to talk about.”

“How’s Tom?”

Doreen grabbed a large cleaver and split the dough into two pieces with a thunk. “Tom who?”

Featured in my first novel, these cinnamon pinwheels are very easy to make, but they taste like you slaved for hours!

Sinful Cinnamon Pinwheels

3 cups flour

3 tsp baking powder

pinch of salt

¼ cup sugar

1 cup shortening

1 cup milk

1/3 cup soft butter

½ cup brown sugar

2 tsps cinnamon (or to taste)

Cream shortening until softened. Add sugar and blend well. In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt) together. Gradually add flour mixture to shortening mixture, alternately with milk, blending after each addition. Gather ball of dough onto a lightly floured surface. Using a rolling pin, roll into a rectangular-like shape approx. 1-inch thick.

Spread rectangle of dough with soft butter. Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle over butter. Starting at bottom end, roll into a cylinder shape. Slice crosswise into 1-inch thick pinwheels. Bake pinwheels on a cookie sheet at 350 for 20 – 25 minutes or until golden brown. Drizzle with icing if desired. Serve warm.

You’re invited to stop by the following blogs for more delicious recipes:

Pesto Making Season by Selena Robins

The Sexy Spellcaster by PG Forte

A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’; Sausage and Peppers by Moira Keith

11 Responses to “Tasty Tuesday: Sinful Cinnamon Pinwheels”

  1. PG FortePG Forte August 21, 2012 at 12:36 am #

    Ooh, that does sound easy. Will definitely try these. Thanks, Nancy!

  2. moirakeith August 21, 2012 at 8:57 am #

    Oooh the lil zombies would love these. I might have to whip some up when they come home next weekend.

  3. kathleenkaskawrites August 21, 2012 at 9:14 am #

    You found my weakness, Nancy. These sound wonderful.

  4. Selena Robins Musings August 21, 2012 at 9:35 am #

    I know someone who will enjoy this recipe! Thanks.

  5. Jewel Divas Style September 1, 2012 at 1:51 am #

    I used to love these, like so many other wickedly sugary foods, but I had them with raspberry icing on top.

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