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Pinwheel cookies recipe | eggless cookies recipes

by Jeyashri suresh

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

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.


  • 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

  • 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.


  •  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

  • 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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Rafeeda AR April 16, 2014 - 11:02 am

they look so beautiful...

Chitra Ganapathy April 16, 2014 - 11:08 am

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

AparnaRajeshkumar April 16, 2014 - 11:13 am

nicely done .

Amrita Roy April 16, 2014 - 11:17 am

lovely cookies

Raks anand April 16, 2014 - 11:36 am

Feel like eating now 🙂 super

Veena Theagarajan April 16, 2014 - 12:25 pm

super yummy cookies

esther April 16, 2014 - 1:37 pm

Super looking cookies...very tempting

Ramya Krishnamurthy April 16, 2014 - 2:40 pm

This is my favorite one

Madhavi K April 16, 2014 - 4:14 pm

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

Sona S April 17, 2014 - 3:25 am

Lovely cookies, looks yummy..

Anu s kitchendelights April 17, 2014 - 9:30 am

Cute looking cookies..love to have one...super.

Shanthi April 17, 2014 - 4:49 pm

Simply yummy cookies...nicely done..

Hari Chandana P April 18, 2014 - 4:44 am

perfectly baked cookies.. awesome!!

Sandhya Hariharan April 18, 2014 - 7:53 pm

Awesome!! Can I have some ???

MonuTeena RecipesPassion April 19, 2014 - 7:23 am

wow the beautiful cookies 🙂 thanks for sharing the step by step pix dear

geeth March 23, 2016 - 3:00 pm

Baking powder add pannalama mam?

geeth April 11, 2016 - 9:06 pm

Tried. Yummy and crunchy cookies.thanks.

Unknown November 14, 2017 - 8:18 am

Can we use chocolate syrup instead of chocolate chips??

jeyashri suresh November 15, 2017 - 7:39 am

I haven't tried, but i think you can use

Unknown November 15, 2017 - 7:41 am

Thanku..'ll try


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