*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                        RUTH'S PEPPERMINT PINWHEELS
 Recipe By     : 
 Serving Size  : 60   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2 1/2   c            All-purpose flour
      1/4   ts           Salt
    1       c            Butter or margarine
    1       c            Sifted powdered sugar
    1                    Eggs
    1       t            Vanilla
    1       t            Almond extract OR
      3/4   ts           Peppermint extract
      1/3   ts           Red food coloring
    1                    Egg white
    1       tb           Water
      1/4   c            Hard peppermint candy*
   *    candy should be finely crushed
   ~---------------- Stir together the flour and salt.
   Beat margarine or butter in a mixer bowl for 30
   seconds.  Beat in powdered sugar till fluffy.  Add
   egg, vanilla, and extract; beat well.  Add the dry
   ingredients.  Beat till just combined.  Divide dough
   in half.  Mix food coloring into one portion of dough.
   Chill dough 1 hour or till easy to handle.  Divide
   each portion of dough in half.  On lightly floured
   surface roll out each of the four balls of dough to
   form an 8 square.  Place a white square of cookie
   dough on top fo a red square of cookie dough.  Roll
   up, jelly roll style.  Repeat with remaining dough.
   Wrap the rolls in waxed paper and chill 2 to 24 hours.
   Cut dough into 1/4 thick slices.  Place on ungreased
   cookie sheets.  Bake in a 375F. oven for 8 to 10
   minutes or till edges are firm and bottoms are light
   brown.  Remove cookies and cool on wire racks.  Beat
   together egg white and water; brush over warm cookies.
    Sprinkle with crushed peppermint candy.
                    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -