Fudgy Pinwheel Cookies

03 Sep

Cookie dough spiraled with a chocolate fudge to make a unique pinwheel cookie.

-By Carrie (Strommen) Lennie


½ cup butter, softened
½ cup packed brown sugar
1 egg yolk
½ tsp vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp baking powder

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 Tbsp shortening
1 cup finely chopped walnuts
1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk and vanilla.
  2. Combine the flour, salt and baking powder, gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  3. Roll out the dough into a 12×10-inch rectangle between two sheets of waxed paper; transfer to a baking sheet. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. In a small microwave-safe bowl (or double boiler), melt chocolate chips and shortening. Stir in the walnuts, milk and vanilla.
  5. Remove waxed paper from dough; spread with filling. Tightly roll up jellyroll style, starting with a long side. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.
  6. Unwrap and cut into ¼-inch slices. Place 2 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheets.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks. Store in an airtight container.
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Posted by on September 3, 2011 in Desserts


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