06 December 2019

Pinwheel cookies recipe


This is going to sound crazy, but... from the moment I first set eyes on you I haven't been able to stop thinking about you.”  

Leigh Fallon, Carrier of the Mark

This is what happened when I first saw these fun-filled, lovely pinwheel cookies in a magazine - LOVE at first sight !! This is one of those cookies I just wanted to simply make,bake and keep on starring at than eating them .This cookie is so me - there is childishness ,full of twists and turns,multi-colored like me,shapeless or should I say uniquely shaped .(Well,give me a break,right !)..


It's been years,this cookie recipe in a magazine was sitting somewhere in my kitchen cabinet ,all withered and reminding every now and then to pay attention to them and bring them to life/bake them. Finally,I got a chance to do so .It was as fun to make them as they look.I think I enjoyed making them the most,felt like a kid playing with dough ...and it took me a while /days to really eat them...all I wanted was to admire them simply,silently....BUT the sweet tooth in me screwed it all ,and then it was non-stop..munch munch..munchhhhh ....there I go...


It's very easy to make these cookies.I have made a lots of cookies earlier but this one is the only one that called for cream cheese ,that intrigued my curiosity like how its gonna taste ...Taste wise I didn't like that much actually,I love my own versions of cookies which are quite simple to make and bake .Still I am a cookie lover monster..so bring it on ...

I did tweak this pinwheel cookie recipe a bit to suite my taste .So,this is how I make pinwheel cookie ... 

So,what is Pinwheel ?
A pinwheel is a stick with twisted paper or plastic pieces attached to it that keeps on turning as they catch the wind.

Pinwheel cookies

(Inspired by the recipe in "Diabetic cooking")


Butter,unsalted,softened - 1/2 cup
Cream cheese,softened - 8 oz
All purpose flour,sieved - 3 cups
Salt - 1/2 Tsp
Sugar,powdered - 1 cup
Vanilla essence (my addition,optional) - 1 Tsp
M&Ms candies/Any jam

Method: How to prepare pinwheel cookies at home ..
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F.
  2. Beat butter,sugar and cream cheese in a large bowl with electric mixer/hand mixer at medium speed 2 minutes or until well-combined.
  3. Add in the vanilla essence.
  4. Add in the all purpose flour and salt little by little,beating until well-combined.
  5. The cookie dough is ready.
  6. Divide dough in half ;shape each half into rectangle.
  7. Wrap dough in plastic wrap ;refrigerate at least 30 minutes .
  8. After 30 minutes ,take the dough out and roll out 1 dough piece into 15-inch square.
  9. Trim and and cut it into 3 inch squares.
  10. Slice squares from each corner.
  11. Fold half of each corner towards center.
  12. Place all cookies on cookie sheet/pizza pan/cookie pan. 
  13. Bake them for 20-30 minutes.Remove from oven;place the m & m candies/jam onto each cookie center.
  14. Bake 5 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  15. Put off the oven.Remove carefully the cookie pan .
  16. Let them cool off completely.
  17. Dust with powdered sugar,if desired.
  18. Pinwheel cookies are ready .Then munch on...
It is little tricky to shape those cookies but it is easy to figure out  and then it is fun.Aren't they adorable ?

Bake with kids,I bet it will be fun .