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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 get two kinds of cookies from one dough! They're perfect for including in gift boxes.—Jill Heatwole, Pittsville, Maryland

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...


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...


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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...

Semisweet Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies

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


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...

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...


Peanut Butter Pinwheels

7 reviews

These doubly delightful pinwheel cookies are very easy to prepare. They feature the classic combination of peanut butter and chocolate...


French Toast Spirals

3 reviews

These little spiral cookies taste just like French toast. They're not too sweet, and they're pretty enough for a Christmas...