Chocolate Pinwheels

Chocolate Pinwheels


"These cookies are great! I like to freeze mine till I'm ready to bake, just thaw for 5 minutes before slicing."


servings 101 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 101 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 4.5 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 14g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 89 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cream the butter or margarine with the sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg.
  2. Melt chocolate chips over a double boiler or in a bowl in a microwave oven. Stir until smooth. Let cool. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together. Add flour mixture to the creamed mixture and stir well. Divide dough in half. To one half add the melted chocolate and stir until well combined.
  3. To Make Pinwheels: On waxed paper roll out each half of the dough into 12x10 inch rectangle. Brush one layer with milk and place the other layer on top. Peel off waxed paper and roll up like a jelly roll. Chill dough thoroughly.
  4. To Make Half and Half: Make two rolls, 2 inches thick. One plain and one chocolate. Wrap in waxed paper and chill. Cut each roll in half lengthwise. Brush cut edges with milk. Press plain and chocolate halves together to make rolls. Wrap in waxed paper and chill again.
  5. Slice cookies thinly and bake in a preheated 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) oven for 8 to 10 minutes
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  1. 33 Ratings


These are pretty good. I make them following the recipe during most of the year. But at Christmastime I leave out the cocoa and tint 1/2 red and the other 1/2 green. Then I brush them with milk ...

These cookies have a very good flavor and are not too sweet. The dough is pretty easy to work with as well. I have been looking for a chocolate pinwheel cookie recipe that calls for cocoa instea...

I found this dough extremely difficult to roll, even after chilling. They tasted good, but my pinwheels didn't look nearly as nice as the picture, but that was probably my own fault.

these cookies looked perfect, and tasted as good as they looked! i did bake one batch a few minutes longer than recommended, until the 'vanilla' part started to brown, and the chocolate flavour...

Really good. I made a double batch, so I just made the recipe twice: one chocolate (2 squares chocolate), one vanilla. I chilled the rolled dough-log overnight. Since I only had unsweetened choc...

These were very tasteless! When rolled out and rolling up into log the dough kept cracking as well. I won't be making these again.

I made these cookies, for the first time, this Christmas. My family raved about it even though I had made 4 other types ... these were their favorite. I used powdered unsweetened chocolate, a...

I found this recipe very simple and the cookies turned out great. I didn't use chocolate in the recipe, but rather red and green food coloring for Christmas cookies as another rater suggested. T...

Chocolate Pinwheels were a favorite of mine growing up! These cookies were delicious.. the only problem I had was the chocolate layer being a little drier than the vanilla layer, and had a tende...