pinwheel cookies | vanilla-chocolate | eggless cookies

There are vanilla cookies.  There are chocolate cookies.  And then there is a combination of both that merge to become one: pinwheel cookies.

Best of both worlds, ya know?

Pinwheel Cookies Recipe
from Shobha Indani's book Swad Sugandh
yields: about 18-20 small cookies

What you need for pinwheel cookies:

1 cup all-purpose flour
¼ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
½ cup butter, room temperature
½ cup powdered sugar, sift and sweep
¼ tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp cocoa powder

How I made these pinwheel cookies:

1.  In small bowl, sift: all-purpose flour + baking powder + salt together
2.  In large bowl: whip: butter + sugar + vanilla extract till light and fluffy.  To this add flour mixture and fold gently with a spatula to make soft dough.
3.  Divide dough in two equal portions.  Add cocoa powder in one of the portions and mix/knead it well until totally combined.

If the dough mixtures feel a little dry and do not seem to form a ball without any cracks, keep adding ½ tsp of milk and knead dough until it is pliable.
4.  On a lightly floured surface, roll out each dough gently in a rectangular shape.  Place one portion on top of the other and roll out further to about ¼ inch thick.
5.  Make a tight roll of this in a jellyroll fashion, wrap it in a butter paper/aluminum foil/cling wrap, and refrigerate for 15 minutes.  You can even leave it in the fridge for 1-2 hours until you are ready to work on it.
6.  Set oven to preheat at 150C (300F).  Removed roll from fridge, cut the roll into ¼ inch thick slices with a sharp knife.  Press them gently between palms and place them in the baking tray.  Bake for 20-25 minutes @ 150C (300F) until light brown.

And if by any chance your eggless cookie dough does not behave, or your pinwheel cookie dough tends to break, just make a ball of the sliced piece by gently rolling between your palms and flatten it.  What you get are GORGEOUS MARBLE COOKIES!  [proof in pictures above and below]

Four great things about these Pinwheel Cookies:
1) crunchy, 2) eggless, 3) pretty, and 4) same dough can be used to make marble cookies!

The next time you are invited for dinner and you want to take something for the hosts - make a batch of these cute eggless pinwheel cookies or beautiful eggless marble cookies.

They are going to be impressed, trust me.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi,

    I came across this awesome recipe while searching for marble cookies and found that there are no comments here. I thought of leaving one.

    I'm going to try this recipe and will give a link back to your blog if I share this recipe on my blog. By the way, you made a new follower on Facebook. ;)

    And yes, congrats for your twin.


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