Recipe Girandole alla Nutella di of 20-05-2013 [Updated on 27-08-2018]
Do you remember the pinwheels of when we were children, the colored ones that went around on the balconies when there was a little wind? Do you remember how beautiful it was when it was enough to have a wooden stick in your hand and a little wind to make the pinwheels spin to be happy? When I made these cookies I saw that pure happiness on Elisa's face, while I was preparing these cookies, I gave her a cutout of shortcrust pastry and she started to knead and cut out the cookies with the molds, her eyes shone and for me it was a beautiful moment! On this gray Monday, I hope to bring you a smile with these nutella pinwheels and if you have some time available, try them with your children, you will spend an hour and carefree followed by an excellent snack. Kisses to everyone and have a good day.
How to make nutella pinwheels
In a bowl put the egg with the softened butter cut into pieces and the sugar.
Mix until you get a cream.
Now add the flour, starch, vanilla, grated lemon peel and a pinch of bicarbonate.
Work the mixture until it forms a ball that you will put to rest in the fridge for 1 hour.
Take back the dough, roll it out on a floured pastry board and cut out squares.
Score the corners of the squares without reaching the center, then place a teaspoon of Nutella in the center.
Bring 4 alternating corners towards the center (the photos will help you to clearly understand how to do this).
Close by placing a small piece of shortcrust pastry in the center so that the dough remains firm.
Put the pinwheels on the baking sheet and bake at 180 degrees.
Bake the cookies for 15/20 minutes. Allow to cool before lifting from the pan and serving.