Chocolate Mint Pinwheels
40 min
04 hrs 20 min


1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

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

  2. STEP 2

    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.

  3. STEP 3

    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.

  4. STEP 4

    Heat oven to 375°F.

  5. STEP 5

    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.


2.5Fat (mg)
10Cholesterol (mg)
40Sodium (mg)
5Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)


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  December 12, 2015

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.

— says Ann
  November 17, 2014

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.

— says Theresa
  December 18, 2011

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

— says laurie d.
  June 26, 2009

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.

— says Deborah
  December 22, 2008

Cookie is very pretty but I found the dough a little difficult to work with - on the soft side even after refrigerating overnight.

— says audrey
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