Chocolate Mint Pinwheels Recipe -
Chocolate Mint Pinwheels Recipe
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Chocolate Mint Pinwheels

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"A popular flavor combination is used in this pinwheel cookie."

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen cookies Change Servings
  • PREP

    40 mins
  • COOK

    7 mins

    3 hrs 47 mins


  1. Combine sugar, butter, egg, vanilla and peppermint extract in large mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy (2 to 3 minutes). Reduce speed to low; add flour, baking powder and salt. Beat until well mixed (1 to 2 minutes).
  2. Remove half of dough. Add cooled melted chocolate to remaining dough in bowl. Beat until well mixed (1 minute). Add green food color to white dough; mix well. Shape each half into 4x5-inch rectangle; wrap in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate 1 hour.
  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 until firm (at least 2 hours).
  4. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Cut rolls with sharp knife into 1/4-inch slices. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until set. Remove from cookie sheets; cool completely.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 16, 2007

The cookie looks awsome but the taste was okay. Not overly "chocolatity" or "minty." To add a little bit more mint taste, I dipped the cookies in semi-sweet chocolate, with a tsp of pepermint extract. It gave the cookies a little something extra they needed. I also like the black and white cookie look, so didn't use the food coloring. I think it looks more "upscale" with out it.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 06, 2007

For some reason, I just couldn't get the chocolate dough to work out right. When I added the melted chocolate, it turned into a crumbly mess. Rather than toss it all out, I melted some chocolate chips (with some peppermint extract and a little vegetable oil mixed in) and spread that over the white dough in place of the chocolate dough. I rolled it up and cut it just like the recipe says, and they turned out great, like swirly minty chocolate chip cookies!


14 Ratings

Jan 25, 2004

I tried 3 different pinwheel recipes, and this turned out best -- easy dough to work with, before and after refrigeration. I altered the recipe for a holiday cookie by replacing the chocolate and mint with green and red food coloring, and mixing strawberry spreadable fruit into the red dough. The cookies were the prettiest I made, although my husband did say they were kind of bland, even with the strawberry in it.

Jan 25, 2004

this is a crunchy cookie, not a soft one. they do take a bit of effort to make, but the resulting cookies are quite pretty. this is a cookie you make for parties, not something you whip up for a sweet tooth. i thought they were just a tad on the bland side, but still very good.

Jan 25, 2004

This cookie is the best, if you like cookies that are not too sweet. I like that this cookie wasn't just a one cookie taster, with this cookie you want more than one. The kids like the recipe a bit more with 3/4 cup of sugar instead of 1/2 cup. I also did the double color some I made with green and chocolate and some with red and chocolate, very festive. And a great cookie.

Jan 25, 2004

I rolled the edges in green sugar for some sparkle and crunch. Very good cookie that keeps well.

Jan 25, 2004

A delicious, easy and attractive cookie for any plate. Reminds me of a Laura Secord Mint Chocolate Bar!

Dec 20, 2007

I really enjoyed this recipe because I do a lot of candy for my Christmas gifts and this is a "not so sweet" treat to add to the bunch! I did increase the sugar to 3/4 cup like someone suggested, and I used 3 Tbs. powdered cocoa with 1 Tbs veggie oil in place of the melted unsweetend chocolate because it keeps the dough more soft for rolling after taking it out of the refridge. I would have given this a 5 star if I did not feel the changes were needed:) Thanks this will be a keeper!!


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  • Calories
  • 44 kcal
  • 2%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.3 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 2.4 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.6 g
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 37 mg
  • 1%

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

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