Post # 1
Hi ladies (and the odd gent that may be lurking around), I was hoping you might be able to help me on this…
When my DH was younger, his Mum used to make windmill cookies from a recipe she got out a ‘Pillsbury’ cookbook. Over the years, and a few moves later, she has misplaced said recipe, and DH has been going through withdrawls this holiday season, really craving this certain piece of his childhood.
I’ve Google-fued as much a possible, and have found many different recipes for ‘windmill cookies’, but none seem to be right… all I know if that it’s supposedly a very butter-rich dough, and when making the pinwheel shape, a ‘Smartie’ (the chocolate, Canadian version) is placed in the middle.
Has anyone heard of such a thing?
Possibly have a recipe? I’d be forever grateful!
Post # 3
@brighteyedgirl: Are they windmill cookies like this? http://www.archwaycookies.com/products/windmill/
Or just butter cookies shaped into pinwheels?
And is it more of a shortbread or a soft, chewy cookie or a crispy one? Any other flavorings besides vanilla?
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Post # 5
Thanks, ladies. None of those seem particularly right, but I’ll keep searching!
@KatieBklyn: The way DH makes it sounds is like a sugar cookie, but cut/shaped like a pinwheel. Oh course, it’s been so long since he’s had them that he’s probably built them up to be something amazing, and nothing I make will be just right, lol. His Mum even made them from a different recipe the other day, claiming it was pretty much a replica of the old recipe, and as soon as he took a bite, he just shook his head and said, “no.“