Chocolate Hazelnut Spirals

Chocolate Hazelnut Spirals

Pinwheel cookies have long been a traditional holiday cookie.

30 min. prep time
48 cookies
353 Ratings


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 cup chocolate-hazelnut spread
1/4 cup skinned hazelnuts, toasted, ground


Combine flour, baking powder and salt in bowl. Set aside.

Place butter and sugar in another bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed.  Add flour mixture; beat at low speed until well mixed.

Remove 1 1/2 cups dough. Add chocolate-hazelnut spread and ground hazelnuts to remaining dough; mix well. Divide each dough in half, making 4 portions.

Shape each portion of dough into rectangle. Roll each portion between 2 sheets of waxed paper into thin 10x6-inch rectangle. Remove top sheets of waxed paper.

Invert 1 chocolate rectangle on top of 1 plain dough rectangle; remove top sheet of waxed paper. Roll up tightly into log, starting at short end. Press in ends of roll to even. Wrap in waxed paper or plastic food wrap. Repeat with remaining portions of dough. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.

Heat oven to 375°F.

Cut logs into 1/4-inch slices with sharp knife. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8-11 minutes or until set and lightly browned.

Recipe Tip

The chocolate-hazelnut spread used in this recipe is popular throughout Europe as a breakfast toast or afternoon snack topping. It can be found in the supermarket in the same section as peanut butter.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 70

Fat: 3.5g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 60mg

Carbohydrates: 9g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: <1g

Recipe #12216©2002Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I added orange zest to the "white" cookie dough. The combination with the chocolate was amazing!
I made a batch of these and they were very good.....I didn't have hazelnuts so didn't put any nuts in but of course did put the chocolate hazelnut spread. Mine didn't turn out as perfect looking as shown in the picture but very good! Thanks for the recipe..........
Well, these are certainly delish!! My only trouble was with the waxed paper on and off...mine didn't turn out as pinwheels but looked marbleized - no problem still pretty and so good! Try your hand at these and you won't be disappointed. Hubby had a hard time stopping.
these are so pretty and so easy. my friends were impressed and had to make another batch the next day.

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