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Lemon pinwheels

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LEMON PINWHEELS (makes about 4 dozen cookies)

1¼ c flour
¾ c sugar
1/2 c butter, softened
1 small egg
¾ tsp baking powder
½ tsp vanilla extract
¼ tsp salt
1/2 tsp milk
confectioner's sugar
1 tsp lemon extract
¼ tsp yellow food coloring

Beat all first 8 ingredients (flour through milk) for 3-5 minutes. Divide dough into 2 equal portions. On waxed paper covered with confectioner's sugar, roll one portion into 12" x 6" rectangle. (lightly sugar rolling pin to avoid sticking)

Into other dough portion, mix lemon extract and yellow food coloring. Once completely mixed, roll into 12"x6" rectangle on another sheet of wax paper. Lay lemon rectangle on top of plain rectangle. Remove wax paper from top.

Gently roll dough jelly roll fashion, being sure to remove wax paper as you go. Wrap and refrigerate until firm. (3-4 hours) Cut rolls into ¼-inch slices. Place on cookie sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes.

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