Pinwheel cookies

by - December 04, 2019

Pinwheel cookies

       Vanilla and chocolate buttery dough rolled into log and slice to get a pinwheel look. This delicious shortbread cookies is very easy to make. This cookie was first introduced by my neighbor, who packed bunch for us for Christmas. After she moved to different place, it become tradition for me to bake these cookies during holiday season. we can go more creative with this recipe by using different flavor and color based on the occasion! Chilling time is more important to get proper pinwheel shape! I cant help mine, where my elder one wants to try his hand for rolling and slicing the cookies and took more time to roll into proper rectangle! But I am very proud of him for showing interest and help mommy while cooking and household chores!😊

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Chilling time : 1 hour
Baking time: 12 to 15 minutes.
Makes 35 ~ 45 cookies based on the size.

Ingredients:
3/4 cups(200 g) unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup (150g) sugar
2 cups(300g) all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup( 30g) unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt (avoid, if you are using salted butter)

Method:
  •  In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar using electric mixer on medium speed until the mixture turns pale and creamy. It will take 4 to 5 minutes or based on your mixer you use. Beat in eggs and vanilla.


  • Turn the mixer to low speed and gradually add the flour to form a smooth dough. Scrape in between to avoid dry flour in the bottom of the bowl.
  • Divide the dough in to two equal portions. Add cocoa into one of the portion and mix to form smooth and lump free dough.


  • Shape both the dough in to oblongs. Wrap in cling wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
  • Roll both the pieces of dough in to 5mm thick rectangles or oval, separately. Put the chocolate dough on top of the other dough and trim the edges neatly. Roll both the dough lengthwise like jelly roll. Wrap and chill for 30 minutes.


Baking:

  • Preheat the oven to 350F(180C). Line the three large baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Slice the dough into disks thinly. ( edges of the roll didn't give neat pinwheel design, so took of the edges and started to slice from the middle).
  • Place the cookies on the tray and bake it for 12 to 15 minutes, until golden brown. Lets cool on the baking sheet until they harden a little 2 ~3 minutes. Transfer to the cooling rack and cool completely.
  • Store it in a air tight container for later use.
Pinwheel cookies


Preparation time: 30 minutes
Chilling time : 1 hour
Baking time: 12 to 15 minutes.
Makes 35 ~ 45 cookies based on the size.


Ingredients:

3/4 cups(200 g) unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup (150g) sugar
2 cups(300g) all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup( 30g) unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt (avoid, if you are using salted butter)


Method:


  •  In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar using electric mixer on medium speed until the mixture turns pale and creamy. It will take 4 to 5 minutes or based on your mixer you use. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  • Turn the mixer to low speed and gradually add the flour to form a smooth dough. Scrape in between to avoid dry flour in the bottom of the bowl.
  • Divide the dough in to two equal portions. Add cocoa into one of the portion and mix to form smooth and lump free dough.
  • Shape both the dough in to oblongs. Wrap in cling wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
  • Roll both the pieces of dough in to 5mm thick rectangles or oval, separately. Put the chocolate dough on top of the other dough and trim the edges neatly. Roll both the dough lengthwise like jelly roll. Wrap and chill for 30 minutes.



Baking:

  • Preheat the oven to 350F(180C). Line the three large baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Slice the dough into disks thinly. ( edges of the roll didn't give neat pinwheel design, so took of the edges and started to slice from the middle).
  • Place the cookies on the tray and bake it for 12 to 15 minutes, until golden brown. Lets cool on the baking sheet until they harden a little 2 ~3 minutes. Transfer to the cooling rack and cool completely.
  • Store it in a air tight container for later use. 
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Pinwheel cookies

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10 comments

  1. These pinwheel cookies will satisfy both the chocolate and vanilla cookie lovers. They look delicious Saras.

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  2. Oh these Pinwheel cookies look fantastic Saras..very nicely done..

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  3. I baked these cookies ages ago when the girls were small. Your post makes me think that I must bake these soon for them again. Kids would really enjoy the mix as well as the beautiful swirl inside... so well made and lovely clicks too!

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  4. Pinwheels looks too good. Perfect cookies for this season.

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  5. Wow these cookies are a combination of my Son and Daughter, he liked chocolate and she liked Vanilla. Now I can happily make these beautiful cookies for them. Thanks for the recipe, they look absolutely delicious.

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  6. Swirls have come out really well...such a yummy and delicious cookie...

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  7. Beautiful pinwheel cookies - swirls look great. These are great edible gift for the holidays - so attractive and festive.

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  8. Beautiful patterned pinwheel cookies you got there..

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  9. Pinwheel cookies look absolutely amazing , must give them a try , pinwheel actually looks lovely ! I know how we mom’s feel when the kids help :))

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  10. These are so pretty and I am sure taste so good with a glass of milk. They look so delciious!

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