Chocolate Mint Pinwheels

Chocolate Mint Pinwheels

Chocolate pinwheels rolled with a mint flavored dough makes a special treat with coffee or tea.

40 min. prep time
48 cookies
636 Ratings


1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (1-ounce) square unsweetened baking chocolate, melted, cooled
2 to 3 drops green food color


Combine sugar, butter, egg, vanilla and peppermint extract in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add flour, baking powder and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed.

Divide dough into 2 bowls. Add cooled melted chocolate to 1 dough; mix well. Add green food color to other dough; mix well. Shape each dough into 5x4-inch rectangle; wrap in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate 1 hour.

Roll out chocolate dough between two sheets of lightly floured waxed paper to 12x7-inch rectangle. Repeat with green dough. Place green dough on top of chocolate dough. Gently press doughs together. Roll up, jelly-roll fashion, starting with 12-inch side; wrap in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate at least 2 hours until firm.

Heat oven to 375°F. Cut log into 1/4-inch slices with sharp knife. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 7-9 minutes or until set. Remove to cooling rack; cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 45

Fat: 2.5g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 40mg

Carbohydrates: 5g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #9999©1998Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I'm sad to say this recipe was a disaster for me. The dough was so soft and sticky that even after adding a little more flour, it was impossible to work with. I rolled it out and I couldn't even remove it from the wax paper, which I floured. I had to dump the whole batch. Not happy.
Have made this recipe for years and always very pleased and loved by all. I use Mint extract instead of peppermint extract. The green lends to the flavor expectation and I am surrounded by mint and chocolate fans.
I just made this for the first time and was very pleased. I did have some trouble with the dough when rolling it. It didn't roll smooth and I had some cracks in it. But it turned out fine and I can't wait to share them with my family
Very easy dough to work with. Looked great & added a lot of
color & style to my cookie assortment. However, the texture
seemed a little stale even when fresh & they could have
been more flavorful. Maybe try bumping up the peppermint
& chocolate.
Cookie is very pretty but I found the dough a little difficult to work with - on the soft side even after refrigerating overnight.
I made 3 batches of this one last Christmas. It's a keeper. Dough very easy to work with.

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