Chocolate-coconut Pinwheels Recipe -
Chocolate-coconut Pinwheels Recipe

Chocolate-coconut Pinwheels

Recipe by  

"These cookies taste as good as they look."

+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 32 cookies Change Servings


  1. In a large mixing bowl beat shortening and butter until softened. Add the 3/4 cup sugar and beat until fluffy. Add milk, egg and 1 tsp of the vanilla and mix well.
  2. In a separate bowl combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Add to the butter mixture and beat until well mixed.
  3. Divide dough in half and chill 2-3 hours or until easy to handle.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets.
  5. Mix softened cream cheese, 1/3 cup sugar and 1 tsp vanilla until smooth. Stir in the coconut.
  6. Roll each half of the dough into a 10-inch square. Cut each square into sixteen 2 1/2-inch squares. Place 1/2 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Cut 1-inch slits from each corner to center of square. Drop a level tsp of the coconut mixture onto each center.
  7. Sprinkle chopped nuts in the center and firmly press to seal. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges are firm and cookies are slightly puffed. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute, then remove and cool thoroughly on rack.
Kitchen-Friendly View

Reviews More Reviews

Sep 10, 2003

I found this recipe to be quite annoying. Having gone to all the trouble of preparing the three steps needed to complete this recipe, waiting the three hours for it to chill, and then trying to put them together, it was a nightmare! They did, however, taste as good as they looked, which was not very good. Sorry Laria :(

Dec 21, 2009

My grandma makes cookies like these, not exactly the same, but quite similar. I used the recipe, but prior to refrigerating I rolled out the dough to about 4in x 13in on parchment paper. Then placed the filling in a long roll on top of the dough and used the parchment paper to help roll the dough around the filling. Then placed in the fridge for 3 hours. Sliced and place on a baking sheet. I got a good 24 cookies. So easy!


4 Ratings

Oct 03, 2006

This is one of my favorite cookie recipes. The cookies are a little cakey, but I like that. The recipe that I had had the same ingredients but different directions. It said to roll out the cookie dough in one big piece, put the filling in the middle and cut into slices.

Jun 24, 2011

I liked the idea and the ingredients, but the cookies were too cakey and quite flavorless.


Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:


  • Calories
  • 236 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 28 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 13.1 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 3 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 144 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

See More
Subscribe Today!

In Season

Gourmet Chicken
Gourmet Chicken

We have over 150 different ways to take chicken from everyday to gourmet.

Springtime Salads
Springtime Salads

All the tenderest leaves, baby vegetables, and early fruits are ready for the picking.

Spring Sale! Only $5.99
Spring Sale! Only $5.99

Great recipes and cooking tips! For a limited time, get a year of Allrecipes Magazine for $5.99.

Related Videos

How to Make Chocolate Macarons

See how to make little meringue sandwiches with a ganache filling.

Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Cookies

See how to make chocolate chip cookies with some cinnamon snap.

Thin Mint Crackers

These delicious chocolate-covered crackers are so easy to make.

Related Menus

Sorry, there are no related menus here yet.

Recently Viewed Recipes

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States