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Chocolate Pinwheels Recipe

Chocolate Pinwheels Recipe

Recalls Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania field editor Patricia Kile, "My husband's 95-year-old grandfather was intrigued with how the swirls got in these cookies!"
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:54 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • 2. Divide dough in half; place each half between two sheets of waxed paper. Roll into 12-in. x 10-in. rectangles. Chill until almost firm, about 30 minutes.
  • 3. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chips and butter; stir until smooth. Beat in vanilla and salt. Spread over dough. Carefully roll up each rectangle into a tight jelly roll, starting with the long side. Wrap in waxed paper. Chill for 2 hours or until firm.
  • 4. Gently cut into 1/2-in. slices with a sharp serrated knife; place on greased or parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks. Yield: 9 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 85 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 37 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.