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Raspberry Nut Pinwheels Recipe

Raspberry Nut Pinwheels Recipe

I won first prize in a recipe contest with these yummy swirl cookies. The taste of raspberry and walnuts really comes through and they're so much fun to make!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:42 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup seedless raspberry jam
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour and baking powder; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
  • 2. Roll out dough between two sheets of waxed paper into a 12-in. square. Remove waxed paper. Spread dough with jam; sprinkle with nuts. Roll up tightly, jelly-roll style; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.
  • 3. Preheat oven to 375°. Unwrap dough and cut dough crosswise into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 9-12 minutes or until edges are light brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 79 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 27mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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zaxoma User ID: 135704 258456
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2016

"Very tasty! Made the dough yesterday and froze it overnight - slicing was easy peasy."

LauraFace User ID: 6904652 240282
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2015

"December 2015

Great tasting cookie. Made dough one night, chilled overnight, sliced next day and baked.
I did not have problems rolling it out between wax paper. Took to a friends for dessert. She asked for the recipe."

Aula User ID: 1127835 238071
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2015

"I have been baking cookies for many years and never had as much trouble as with this recipe. My dough was chilled but when putting it between the floured waxed paper, it still stuck to the paper and came apart. I must have done something wrong as these other reviews sound wonderful."

Kimberly Hines User ID: 1929928 231842
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2015

"I looooove these cookies. Cut them with dental floss to keep that nice round spiral."

mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 225752
Reviewed May. 2, 2015

"This is a rich, crisp and beautiful cookie! Followed directions exactly. Cutting the cookies very thin and using a ruler I was able to have 39 cookies. Although this recipe is a little time consuming it makes a very attractive cookie. As a volunteer food editor for Taste of Home magazine my suggestion is to follow the directions exactly. This recipe will not disappoint."

jaspercakejones User ID: 6524175 215527
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2014

"Good recipe. But it does not make 3 1/2 dozen. More like 1 1/2 dozen. Just a heads up"

chris and jenn User ID: 4471881 112730
Reviewed May. 31, 2011

"Tasty and impressive looking. Thank You."

trantor User ID: 4626643 134245
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2010

"I made this cookies for Thanksgiving and they were such a hit everyone requested them for Christmas too. I wound up making at least five batches over the holidays. easy to make ahead and slice and bake when ready."

virgo9883 User ID: 3715817 100263
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2009

"I've made these cookies for the past three years (tomorrow will be the fourth) in a row and they are great! Really easy, and really good! Every year I'm asked if I will be making these!"

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