More Pinwheels…Peanut Butter, Cream Cheese and Chocolate Chip

I would like to share a secret with you … there is something that you should know about my husband, The Peanut Butter Addict … he would be very happy if he could have a treat everyday made with peanut butter.  This really isn’t a secret, it’s a well know fact among family and friends.  So, after I posted yesterday’s Jam-Packed Pie Crust Pinwheels, I went to work making different Pinwheels … peanut butter & chocolate chips … cream cheese & chocolate chips.  Needless to say, The Peanut Butter Addict was a happy camper.  After all, he “had” to eat them for “research purposes”.  I conducted a very unscientific pinwheel survey.  Here are my family’s favorites … The Peanut Butter Addict – peanut butter & chocolate chips (big surprise)… Son #3 – jam & nuts … Sone #2 – doesn’t like pie crust and won’t try any … me – all of them, I love pie crust. 

Recipes like these Pinwheels are “guidelines” and can be altered to fit your tastes.  If you come up with different ideas or suggestions, please share in the comments section below.

This time you will need … refrigerated rolled pie crusts, granulated sugar, powdered sugar, cream cheese (regular or lite), peanut butter and mini chocolate chips.

  (oops … forgot the sugars in the photo)

First, mix the filling (peanut butter or cream cheese) with powdered sugar …

Next, sprinkle granulated sugar on parchment and place pie crust on sugar.  Press on crust to make sure sugar adheres to it …

 

Now, spread the filling all over the crust and sprinkle with chocolate chips …

 

Roll it up tight … cut off the ends … cut the log in 1″ pieces …

 

Place the pieces on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake!

Peanut Butter, Cream Cheese and Chocolate Chip Pinwheels (adapted from Womans Day)

For each flavor Pinwheel you will need …

1 tablespoon granulated sugar

1 refrigerated rolled pie crust (at room temperature)

1/4 cup peanut butter or cream cheese (softened)

2 tablespoons powered sugar

1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

1.  Heat oven to 400°.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2.  Mix peanut butter or cream cheese with powdered sugar to create the filling.

3.  Sprinkle a parchment covered work surface with granulated sugar.  Unroll pie curst, place it on the sugar and press gently to help the sugar adhere to the crust.

4.  Spread the filling evenly over the crust and sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top.  Starting at one end, tightly roll the dough into a log. 

5.  Trim the ends of each log, then cut in to 1″ thick slices and stand them on cut edge on the prepared baking sheet.  Bake until golden brown, 20-25 minutes.  Let cool completely.

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