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Pinwheel Cookies Recipe
Pinwheel Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Pinwheel Cookies Recipe

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These pretty pinwheel cookies have tempting swirly layers of orange and chocolate. I really mess up my kitchen whenever I bake a batch, but the smiles on the faces of family and friends enjoying them makes it all worthwhile. — Paulette Morgan, Moorhead, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 48 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • FILLING:
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 119 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 100 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, orange peel and vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and chill for 4 hours or until firm.
  2. Meanwhile, combine all filling ingredients in a small saucepan. Cook and stir over low heat until smooth; set aside to cool.
  3. On a floured surface, divide dough in half; roll each half into a 12-in. x 10-in. rectangle. Spread with filling. Carefully roll up into a tight jelly roll and wrap in waxed paper. Chill overnight.
  4. Unwrap and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 8 dozen.
Originally published as Pinwheel Cookies in Taste of Home December/January 1997, p25

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 119 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 100 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

Reviews for Pinwheel Cookies

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Reviewed Dec. 19, 2012

This is the very first pinwheel cookie I have ever made. I followed the recipe right to the T. Wow! I could not believe I actually made these beautiful cookies! Mine turned out almost as pretty as the picture and they were so good! Thank you Paulette. You have me hooked on pinwheels now. I'm searching the web for different fillings. Love these!

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Reviewed Dec. 16, 2011

To begin, yes, these cookies taste good. However, they are a PAIN to make. The recipe doesn't indicate how sticky the dough will be (even after ample chilling) and how much flour you will have to knead into it. And after that, the dough will still be very fragile and will rip/tear easily. I would still make these again, but next time, I'll be more prepared for how much work it takes to make these.

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Reviewed Dec. 6, 2011

Mine never look as perfectly round and pretty as the TOH picture, but they are fantastic and the first to disappear from a cookie tray!

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Reviewed Dec. 1, 2011

just awful. the filling was so runny it got over the dough and made it look dirty. thought it was a typo. choc was all over the cookies. not worth making

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2011

These cookies are a bit messy to make, but absolutely worth the effort! The chocolate-orange flavor comes through so clearly in this soft, pretty cookie. Be warned: guests love them, and they disappear fast off of the cookie tray!

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