Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Pinwheel - cookies
Pinwheel cookies i am attempting for the first time but i am  so happy with the results. I was in a dilemma whether to make  short bread cookies or chocolate chip cookies, but finally decided to make pinwheel cookies.  I saw few videos in you tube and had an idea as how to make pinwheel cookies. I made an basic eggless vanilla cookie dough and added some melted chocolate chip to make a chocolate dough. I am so happy with the results . Do give it a try at home and for sure your kids will love this.
The recipe of the basic cookies is from Joy of baking.

Pinwheel Cookies

  Preparation Time : 45 mins | Cooking Time : 15 Mins |   Yields : 24 cookies
   All purpose flour   1 Cup
   Butter     1/2  cup
   Vanilla essence   1 tsp
    Sugar   1/4 cup
    Salt      1/4 tsp
    Chocolate Chips   1/4 cup     


  • Add powdered sugar and butter in a bowl. Mix this well.
  • Add this mixture to flour and add vanilla essence.
  • Mix well and make this into a pliable dough. If needed add few drops of milk while kneading.
pinwheel-cookies vanilla-dough

  • Melt 1/4 cup of chocolate chips using double broiler method. Divide the dough into 2 equal portions.
  • Add the melted chocolate to one portion of the dough.
  • Knead this into a smooth dough.
  • Cover both the dough separately using cling wrap and keep it in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
chocolate chips dough
  • After 20 minutes roll the dough , if you need you can add little milk, if the dough is very dry.
  • Roll both the dough separately and put one on top of the other and roll very gently.
  • While rolling put them on a butter paper as shown on the picture. 
pinwheel cookies pinwheel cookies
  • Roll them into a rectangle , even if  comes as oval no worries , you cut the edges and make it into a rectangle.
  • The cut edges you can just roll it and make it into marble cookies.
rolled roll
  •  Carefully roll it into a log shape. Slice them into a cookies as shown in the picture.
log shape cut -cookies
  • Line them on a baking tray spread with parchment paper | butter paper. The second one are the marbled cookies. 
ready for baking Pinwheel-cookies
  • Preheat the oven for 5 minutes at 160 degrees and bake them for 10 minutes at the same temperature.
  • Allow this to cool completely. After that if you feel that the cookies are still soft bake them for 3 minutes again. 
  • Enjoy the cookies . We all loved this cookies very much. My son who generally never eat cookies liked this very much.

  • Always ensure the dough is smooth and without any cracks.
  • else while rolling it into a log it will break. 
  • This lesson i learnt from my own experience. you could see some cracks in my log too.
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  1. they look so beautiful...

  2. I think u have missed sugar in ingredients. Cookies looks great.must try..:)

  3. Feel like eating now :) super

  4. Super looking cookies...very tempting

  5. Nice step by step pics. Cookies look good Jayashri. I really like your versatile recipes.

  6. Lovely cookies, looks yummy..

  7. Cute looking to have one...super.

  8. Simply yummy cookies...nicely done..

  9. perfectly baked cookies.. awesome!!

  10. Awesome!! Can I have some ???

  11. wow the beautiful cookies :) thanks for sharing the step by step pix dear

  12. Baking powder add pannalama mam?

  13. Tried. Yummy and crunchy cookies.thanks.


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