these chocolate peppermint pinwheel cookies are one of my holiday favorites! my mom found the recipe in an issue of family circle in 2003 and they've been a holiday staple ever since. i usually put the chocolate on the outside but this year i decided to put the peppermint on the outside just to see if it makes a difference... it doesn't. william was being a little fussy monster so i put him in the front pack and he had fun watching the mixer go round and round and round. we made a huge mess in the kitchen and dude (the puppy) had to be rushed to the vet because he snuck some of the dough and chocolate + doggie = danger. we made it just in time; he had his tummy pumped and he's all better now phew!