Pinwheel Cookie Recipes

These pinwheel cookie recipes will look beautiful on your platter. Learn how to get that perfect swirl, plus check out our best recipes, tips and techniques.

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    Apricot Pinwheels

    1 review

    I decorate my little spirals with vanilla icing, but they're yummy without it, too. Dried apricots and lots of spice give the cookies Old World flavor. —Beverly Sadergaski, Saint Cloud, Minnesota

    Gingerbread Peppermint Pinwheels

    1 review

    Two holiday flavors—gingerbread and peppermint—come together in these impressive pinwheel cookies. I created the recipe especially for my husband, who...


    Pinwheels and Checkerboards

    14 reviews

    My mom used to make these cookies every Christmas, and I still love them. They are so colorful...and you can...


    Raspberry Nut Pinwheels

    9 reviews

    I won first prize in a recipe contest with these yummy swirl cookies. The taste of raspberry and walnuts really...


    Basic Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies

    7 reviews

    This recipe evolved from several different recipes that I combined into one. I've never received so many compliments on my...

    Caramel Date Pinwheels

    When I want to make a cookie with fruit in it, this recipe is my first choice. It turns out...


    Cafe Mocha Pinwheels

    2 reviews

    When my daughter was young, I made these cookies for school bake sales. Preschoolers enjoy rolling up the dough, and...

    Date-Nut Pinwheels

    7 reviews

    Pinwheel cookies with dates and walnuts are a family treasure. There are a few steps when prepping, so I sometimes...


    Cinnamon-Sour Cream Pinwheels

    1 review

    My grandmother would make these for holidays and special occasions. Since they are my favorite cookie, she brought me some...


    Chocolate-Hazelnut Pinwheels

    8 reviews

    The shortbread-like flavor of this cookie is married with a delicious hazelnut-chocolate filling to make a delightful treat. —Taste of...


    Cherry Cranberry Pinwheels

    1 review

    “With the combination of cranberries, cherries, orange zest and cinnamon, these festive cookies are as fragrant as they are flavorful,“...

    Red & Green Pinwheels

    My mom used to make these cookies every Christmas, and I still love them. They are so colorful. You can...


    Finnish Pinwheels

    3 reviews

    When my sister was hosting an exchange student from Finland, she served these cookies I'd made to her guest. The...


    Ginger Cranberry Pinwheels

    4 reviews

    Here's a nice Christmas cookie with a cheery shape. They're so much fun to make and even more fun to...


    Cranberry Nut Swirls

    7 reviews

    This recipe originated with my sister-in-law. It gets used a lot over the holidays when we want to pull a...


    Apricot Pinwheel Cookies

    3 reviews

    My grandmother always made these cookies for the holidays. The recipe has been passed down through generations to me, and...

    Holiday Pinwheels

    3 reviews

    The first time I made these pretty cookies, my husband ate the whole batch in just a few days! The...


    Chewy Date Pinwheels

    4 reviews

    Whenever we'd come to see her, my grandma always had cookies for us children. Now, when I make these pinwheels...


    Date Pinwheels

    10 reviews

    This is a great recipe for a delicious cookie to serve at the end of any meal. The dates have...


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    Cranberry Swirl Biscotti

    28 reviews

    A friend of mine, who is known for her excellent cookies, shared this recipe with me. The mix of cranberries...


    Date-Filled Pinwheels

    My mom made these family favorites when I was growing up. Sliced thin, these cookies are crispy and chewy; sliced...


    Semisweet Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies

    Chocolate and vanilla provide a delightful contrast in their flavor and appearance. —Nancy Arevalo, Brookfield, Wisconsin


    Chocolate Peppermint Pinwheels

    6 reviews

    My cookie-loving family is never satisfied with just one batch of these minty pinwheels, so I automatically double the recipe...


    Pistachio Pinwheels

    These whimsical treats from our Test Kitchen look complex, but they're a cinch to assemble. You'll love the pistachio's nutty...

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    Cranberry Orange Pinwheels

    The fresh cranberries give these cookies a refreshingly tangy taste and bright color. They have a great soft texture.—Pat Habiger,...


    Cinnamon Bun Cookies

    2 reviews

    I love cinnamon rolls, but working with yeast can be scary. These cookies give you the taste of a cinnamon...


    Chocolate-Nut Pinwheel Cookies

    9 reviews

    As a little girl, I made these with my mother every Christmas. Now I make them every year with my...


    Pecan Pinwheels

    Chewy centers, a fancy shape and candied cherries make these cookies fun and festive. They’re a favorite in my house...


    Almond Roca Pinwheels

    We all love Almond Roca! I use the candy crushed as ice cream topping, over pudding, cakes and cookies. My...


    Peppermint Pinwheels

    10 reviews

    Put a spin on your holidays with these bright swirls! This recipe makes rich-tasting cookies with a minty flavor that...