Jeffery’s Ham & Cheese Pinwheels Recipe Inspired by Dex

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Earlier, I shared with you an amazing book about a shy, but innovative middle-schooler who decided to use his love of cooking to impress the girl of his dreams.Jeffery, who is also 12, opened up the book and from the first few pages, was truly intrigued and couldn’t put the book down. Jeffery himself has recently shown interest in learning more skills in the kitchen and this book was the perfect introduction to help.

After much planning and discussion, we came up with a delicious recipe that Jeffery loves and was easy enough for us to make together.

Jeffery’s Tasty Ham & Cheese PinwheelsHam and Cheese Pinwheels

Ham & Cheese Pinwheels Recipe

Ham and Cheese Pinwheels Ingredients

Ingredients:

Pillsbury Crescent Dough Sheet (Crescent rolls may also be used)
Thin sliced Ham Slices
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Mayo and Dijon Mustard Sauce (optional)

Mayo and Dijon Mustard Sauce

Mayo and Dijon Mustard Sauce

2 Tbls. Mayo
1 Tbls. Dijon Mustard

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Roll out the Pillsbury Crescent Dough Sheet. When using Crescent Rolls, be sure and pinch together the perforated lines.

Ham and Cheese Pinwheels process 1

If you opt to use the Mayo/Dijon sauce (we love for the added flavor pop of the spicy Dijon!), then spread a very thin layer on top of the dough. If not using sauce, skip this step.

Ham and Cheese Pinwheels process 2

Sprinkle shredded cheese in a light layer evenly over the dough.

Ham and Cheese Pinwheels process 3

Place ham slices evenly over the dough. If necessary, cut the slices to ensure they fully cover the dough from end to end. You may need to cut some to make them fit. I used thin deli sliced ham, so I opted to double the layer of ham.

Ham and Cheese Pinwheels process 4

Roll the dough lengthwise, working from one end to the other and keeping it tight. Once completely rolled, gently pinch the dough to ensure seal.

Ham and Cheese Pinwheels process 5

Using a sharp serrated knife, slice even lengths along the roll. Tip – make small marks along the roll first to guide where to cut. 

Ham and Cheese Pinwheels process 6

You should be able to get approximately 12 pieces. Try to do them as evenly as possible. Note that some of mine aren’t, but that’s alright. They are not off enough to matter 🙂

Ham and Cheese Pinwheels process 7

Spray cookie sheet with nonstick spray or use parchment paper. Place the Ham and Cheese slices on the cookie sheet allowing room in between each one.

Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

Bake in 350 degree oven for approximately 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Watch carefully the last couple of minutes of baking!

Remove from oven and allow to sit for 2-3 minutes.

Then, YUM! You have perfect ooey-gooey Cheese & Ham Pinwheels. Serve them as is or with a small container of Ranch dip for even more flavor!

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Ham & Cheese Pinwheels
Recipe type: Appetizer, Breakfast
Prep time: 
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Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
  • Pillsbury Crescent Dough Sheet (Crescent rolls may also be used)
  • Thin sliced Ham Slices
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Mayo and Dijon Mustard Sauce (optional)

  • Mayo and Dijon Mustard Sauce
  • 2 Tbls. Mayo
  • 1 Tbls. Dijon Mustard
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Roll out the Pillsbury Crescent Dough Sheet. When using Crescent Rolls, be sure and pinch together the perforated lines.
  3. If you opt to use the Mayo/Dijon sauce (we love for the added flavor pop of the spicy Dijon!), then spread a very thin layer on top of the dough. If not using sauce, skip this step.
  4. Sprinkle shredded cheese in a light layer evenly over the dough.
  5. Place ham slices evenly over the dough. If necessary, cut the slices to ensure they fully cover the dough from end to end. You may need to cut some to make them fit. I used thin deli sliced ham, so I opted to double the layer of ham.
  6. Roll the dough lengthwise, working from one end to the other and keeping it tight. Once completely rolled, gently pinch the dough to ensure seal.
  7. Using a sharp serrated knife, slice even lengths along the roll. Tip - make small marks along the roll first to guide where to cut.
  8. You should be able to get approximately 12 pieces. Try to do them as evenly as possible. Note that some of mine aren't, but that's alright. They are not off enough to matter 🙂
  9. Spray cookie sheet with nonstick spray or use parchment paper. Place the Ham and Cheese slices on the cookie sheet allowing room in between each one.
  10. Bake in 350 degree oven for approximately 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Watch carefully the last couple of minutes of baking!
  11. Remove from oven and allow to sit for 2-3 minutes.
  12. Then, YUM! You have perfect ooey-gooey Cheese & Ham Pinwheels. Serve them as is or with a small container of Ranch dip for even more flavor!
  13. Enjoy!

This recipe was used with simple ingredients and, with supervision, can be prepared and baked in the oven.  You can always purchase this great book for your kids on Amazon.

While we won’t share the full details of the book with you, it is a great story and perfect for kids around Jeffery’s age, who are entering that awkward phase of middle school where their hormones are changing and racing and they transition from kids to young adults-to-be.

Do you have a middle-schooler? Tell me some fun, interesting stories they have from school…do they love to cook? What creative ways to they try to earn money?

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  1. Judy Calloway says:

    Yummie those look so good. I got to make me some. Thanks for haring.

  2. Terry Poage says:

    They look so yummy and easy to make. Will try to soon.

  3. This is good, it isn’t really cooking though.It’s basically heating up a sandwich.

  4. Holly Thomas says:

    These look so good! and I love how easy they are to make.

  5. Julie Simpson says:

    I love when kids are allowed to help in the kitchen and learn to be creative and learn to be safe and come up with their own ideas.

  6. ellen beck says:

    I think my husband could even manage to make these. Perhaps I will print this out and have him do it.

  7. Peggy Gorman says:

    Looks delicious! I want to make them now!

  8. Terry Poage says:

    These are such a good idea and you can make any kind to suit everybody.

  9. It’s good for kids to know their way around the kitchen. I was never taught to cook as a child, and still cant.

  10. ellen beck says:

    I like thes. Nice and easy and also pretty quick!

  11. These look delicious! Super easy too. Yum!

  12. It’s a good recipe, but it’s difficult to comment daily on the same post.

  13. Melissa Storms says:

    These look delicious, think I need to pick up some crescent rolls.

  14. ellen beck says:

    I think these look good. These would be great for football game nights!

  15. I would add more lunch meats and some vegetables to make it like an Italian sub sandwich.Or, skip the meat totally and have a vegetable sub.

  16. I just made these again for New Year’s eve,so easy so delicious ,great recipe.

  17. Terry Poage says:

    Would also like to make them with corn beef and provolone cheese.

  18. Oh my!!! I need to go to the store right now! I knew I should have bought the discounted crescents! These look great.

  19. That is easy to make. And it tastes great too.

  20. Terry Poage says:

    I would use ham and baby Swiss cheese with mayo.

  21. Nancy Burgess says:

    My kids are grown but my grandchildren would love these.

  22. It’s important for boys to know how to cook. If my husband didn’t, we’d never eat.

  23. F Paulette Dorland says:

    This book is one that I have considered for my granddaughter. She just turned 10 and is showing a lot of interest in cooking.

  24. Wow! Those look soooo tasty!

  25. Terry Poage says:

    These sound good. I would leave out the Dijon Mustard Sauce. I am not a mustard person, I like mayo.

  26. These are delicious. They’re a bit messy, but who cares.

  27. My oldest is 10. He doesn’t enjoy cooking.

  28. VICKI RAINS says:

    This looks yummy and so easy

  29. Bethany Suire says:

    Wow! They look delicious! Great job.

  30. Terry Poage says:

    They look good and you can add any meat you want to in them.

  31. I made these last night they’re so easy to make and absolutely yummy to eat,my stepson is very picky about food and he ate a bunch.

  32. Such a sweet story about the boy trying to impress the girl with his cooking. Hope it worked.

  33. I’m not normally much of a ham lover. But, this sounds too good to pass up.

  34. My whole family would love these!

  35. Karen Propes says:

    These look so yummy! They would be perfect for gatherings like picnics, ball games so many things, even showers. Thanks for sharing.

  36. Regina Elliott says:

    They look so good I’m afraid I would eat all of them

  37. Looks really yummy – can you bring him over to my house to make lunch?

  38. Elizabeth Balesteri says:

    LOOKING GOOD! You look like a pro at this

  39. (Jeffery’s Ham & Cheese Pinwheels Recipe Inspired by Dex) These sounds absolutely fantastic, I am going to make them for my husband and I on New Years Eve.

  40. I think it’s wonderful that this young man is learning to cook. May he treat you and himself to many delicious dinners in the future.

  41. My 11 year old nephew would LOVE making this! Sharing this recipe with a few others too!

  42. Heidi Horne says:

    this really looks good kids sometimes are better cooks tahn adults are.

  43. Terry Poage says:

    I am going to have to try and make me some of these.

  44. I think it is wonderful to encourage kids to cook and this is such a yummy and easy to follow recipe.

  45. That looks pretty good. And easy to make.

  46. Theresa Thomas says:

    Oh my,my mouth is watering. Definitely going to have to make these!

  47. Cathy French says:

    These are also great on a party tray for the big game.

  48. They look delicious.

  49. Renee Walters says:

    These look easy to make and delicious! I will be trying out this recipe. Thanks!

  50. ellen beck says:

    I have maade these and they are delicious. I like this combo but it is so versatile! These are fantastic finger food!

  51. They look so yummy and easy to make. I would love to try some.

  52. My granddaughter likes to look at recipes and cook. This would definitely be one that she would enjoy.

  53. Terry Poage says:

    These look amazing! I bet these would make great appetizers.

  54. Crystal Rogers Walker says:

    Love this recipe I use to fix these for my kids but I lost my recipe during my divorce, love this

  55. I don’t know what dex is, but this recipe sounds good. Especially with the mustard-mayo sauce.

  56. Yummy! Not only do these look easy and delicious, they are perfect for game day too!

  57. Brenda A Saball says:

    This would be something easy for the kids to make

  58. This looks so delicious and so easy to make, what a great party food or TV snack for the game.

  59. I want to make these.

  60. Bonnie Lee says:

    Simple and yummy! Those are the best recipes!

  61. These do look easy. I’ve always liked pinwheel cookies too. They look like more work than they are and you can add most anything before rolling up the wheels.

  62. this looks really tasty and I bet the kids will love these

  63. debbie kennedy says:

    i will be making these my next day off !!!!!

  64. Yummy those looks super delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe

  65. Robin Creager says:

    These look amazing! I bet these would make great appetizers for this New Year’s Eve party 😉

  66. Melissa Storms says:

    I have a 12 year old too and is definitely showing an interest in cooking. I am going to have to show him this recipe and look into the book.

  67. Terry Poage says:

    These look really good and easy to make.

  68. Julie Hansen says:

    Oh my goodness these look amazing! I am so trying this recipe. I agree with Holly, this would be a big hit at a Super Bowl Party. Thank you for sharing! And Jeffery, this will definitely impress that girl of your dreams! Keep on cooking!

  69. Judy Calloway says:

    Oh those look yummy! Have to make them!

  70. belinda bell says:

    These sound so yummy. I am going to make them for New Year Party

  71. Yummy! Theses ham and cheese pinwheels sound absolutely delicious! I will definitely be making these. Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂

  72. Darcy Koch says:

    It is fantastic when any young child develops an interest in baking or cooking. It can only serve them well as they grow into adults.

  73. Brandi Cramer says:

    This looks so good. My son loves ham and cheese so these would be a big hit at my house!

  74. Kasee Johnson says:

    I’ve made several similar recipes, but I never thought to add a little Dijon! Great idea!

  75. Sherry Blamer says:

    These look good and super easy to make.

  76. That actually sounds pretty good. Good going Jeffrey! I have to try this, thanks.

  77. Holly Thomas says:

    These will be perfect for my Super Bowl party.

  78. Brandi Dawn says:

    These look delish! Like home made hot pockets. Love his shirt by the way!

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