Basic Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies
Total TimePrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup baking cocoa
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
- Divide dough in half; add cocoa to one portion. Divide each portion in half. On a baking sheet, roll out each portion between waxed paper into a 12x10-in. rectangle. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Remove waxed paper. Place one chocolate rectangle over a plain rectangle. Roll up tightly, jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; wrap in plastic. Repeat with remaining dough. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm. Unwrap and cut into 1/4-in. slices.
- Place 2 in. apart on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts2 each: 153 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 87mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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Dec 24, 2019
The dough was so flaky it was impossible to roll. It just kept breaking off in pieces. I ended up layering the two flavors and then cutting it with cookie cutters. Very tasty, but disappointing.
Jan 2, 2016
Wonderful recipe!It was fun to make!I personally would use less sugar...It took me little bit more then 10-12 min to bake,but we all have different ovens...Cookies came out tasty and beautiful!They were hit in my family:)
Oct 27, 2015
Great recipe and result. I thought the dough was a little wet so I added a 1/4 cup extra of flour. Will make again
Aug 27, 2015
Never have I baked such an awful cookie recipe, the dough does not hold and crumbles to the touch. I couldn't roll the chocolate portion it crumbled so much! When came the time to roll all of it, I found that the best thing to do was TO KEEP THE WAX PAPER ON! that way I could roll it like a sushi without it breaking apart. Cutting into cookies after 2 hours in the fridge wasn't so bad... but a lot of food was yet again wasted. At least the tasteis good! But I wouldn't bake these cookies even with that.