Peanut butter pinwheel cookies.

Judy
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in peanut butter, egg and milk.

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  • Sift together flour, soda and salt. Stir into creamed mixture.

  • Place dough on floured waxed paper. Roll into 15 x 18 inch rectangle (just pat it out and don't measure).

  • Melt chocolate chips over hot water; cool slightly. Spread over cookie dough.

  • Roll up like jelly roll, rolling the long side, lifting wax paper off with each turn. Chill about 15-20 minutes.

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Dough should be fine, but chocolate should be hard. Slice cookies 1/4 inch thick. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

216.7 calories; 3.4 g protein; 25.3 g carbohydrates; 10.5 mg cholesterol; 140.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (19)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2008
A few handy tips and these cookies aren't hard to handle at all and the final product is beautiful and delicious! First spreading out the dough that much with your fingers is just about impossible to do evenly. Add a large piece of parchment or wax paper on top of the dough (of course there is a sheet below the dough also) and then use a rolling pin to spread the dough out. Peel back the top piece of parchment paper and you have a nice smooth surface to spread out your chocolate. After the chocolate is spread use the bottom piece of parchment to help you roll up the dough by picking up the edge near you and holding it up while you roll over the dough with your hand. Continue til the whole roll is done- don't try to pick it up until it's all the way rolled. I put it in the freezer for 30 minutes. The dough wasn't too hard and made it very easy to slice. I had to increase the bake time a couple of minutes for the first batch since the dough was so cold going in. The cookies will fall apart if you don't let them cool at least 5 minutes on the sheet before taking them off. Beautiful soft cookies with a good balance of peanut butter and chocolate. Will make again for sure! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/03/2005
As far as taste goes I'd give this recipe a 5 but for looks and ease of preparation I'd only give it a 2. I had my doubts about spreading melted chocolate over soft dough so I chilled the dough some before I spread the slightly cooled chocolate over top. Once spread the cookie was very hard and messy to roll but I stil had hopes for a good cookie. It all fell apart though (literally) once I took it out of the fridge and started cutting it. The cookies fell apart and were not attractive at all once baked. I think it'd be easier to just put the whole chips into the dough and not worry about melting and spreading...the results would be quite similar with far less time and effort expended. Read More
(3)
21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2008
A few handy tips and these cookies aren't hard to handle at all and the final product is beautiful and delicious! First spreading out the dough that much with your fingers is just about impossible to do evenly. Add a large piece of parchment or wax paper on top of the dough (of course there is a sheet below the dough also) and then use a rolling pin to spread the dough out. Peel back the top piece of parchment paper and you have a nice smooth surface to spread out your chocolate. After the chocolate is spread use the bottom piece of parchment to help you roll up the dough by picking up the edge near you and holding it up while you roll over the dough with your hand. Continue til the whole roll is done- don't try to pick it up until it's all the way rolled. I put it in the freezer for 30 minutes. The dough wasn't too hard and made it very easy to slice. I had to increase the bake time a couple of minutes for the first batch since the dough was so cold going in. The cookies will fall apart if you don't let them cool at least 5 minutes on the sheet before taking them off. Beautiful soft cookies with a good balance of peanut butter and chocolate. Will make again for sure! Read More
(36)
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2008
A few handy tips and these cookies aren't hard to handle at all and the final product is beautiful and delicious! First spreading out the dough that much with your fingers is just about impossible to do evenly. Add a large piece of parchment or wax paper on top of the dough (of course there is a sheet below the dough also) and then use a rolling pin to spread the dough out. Peel back the top piece of parchment paper and you have a nice smooth surface to spread out your chocolate. After the chocolate is spread use the bottom piece of parchment to help you roll up the dough by picking up the edge near you and holding it up while you roll over the dough with your hand. Continue til the whole roll is done- don't try to pick it up until it's all the way rolled. I put it in the freezer for 30 minutes. The dough wasn't too hard and made it very easy to slice. I had to increase the bake time a couple of minutes for the first batch since the dough was so cold going in. The cookies will fall apart if you don't let them cool at least 5 minutes on the sheet before taking them off. Beautiful soft cookies with a good balance of peanut butter and chocolate. Will make again for sure! Read More
(36)
Rating: 4 stars
04/26/2008
I do believe I need to practice at making pinwheel cookies! I tried these last week and was tired and in a hurry so I did as one reviewer suggested and used whole chocolate chips. I wouldn't recommend that--they just fell apart completely so I just sort of smooshed them all together and make regular cookies. I tried again today and my pinwheels were log shaped--only a few looked pretty. So I think I need some practice at this! I melted the chocolate in the microwave (just melt for a min stir and continue until it is all melted) and spread it out over the cookies. They are very good--nice mix of chocolate and peanut butter. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2008
This cookie is awesome. I sent some to my sons friends at college and that night they wanted more. Here is a tip. If you cut the roll in half and put it in a glass and lay it on its side it retains the round shape. After 25 minutes it should be good to slice. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/02/2008
I was in the mood for peanut butter and chocolate cookies and happened upon this recipe. I got to admit they are a bit of work! But the end result is delicious and does deserve five stars on it's own. The reason I give this recipe four stars though is because the cookies did not puff up as I expected it seemed to when it came out the oven but it quickly fell into this thin and semi-crisp type of cookie. Still enjoyable though. I may give this one another try really does taste great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2003
I used creamy peanutbutter for smoother more refined cookie. They were served at a party rated the best cookie of the party. Vicky Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/02/2005
As far as taste goes I'd give this recipe a 5 but for looks and ease of preparation I'd only give it a 2. I had my doubts about spreading melted chocolate over soft dough so I chilled the dough some before I spread the slightly cooled chocolate over top. Once spread the cookie was very hard and messy to roll but I stil had hopes for a good cookie. It all fell apart though (literally) once I took it out of the fridge and started cutting it. The cookies fell apart and were not attractive at all once baked. I think it'd be easier to just put the whole chips into the dough and not worry about melting and spreading...the results would be quite similar with far less time and effort expended. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2010
This was a great recipe!! I changed a couple of things... I used 1/2 cup white sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar instead of 1 cup white sugar (this keeps the cookies a little softer) and 2/3 cup peanut butter - we like ours a little extra peanut buttery! I also used an overflowing cup of chocolate chips. They turned out great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2009
This cookie recipe is a 100 years old. My mom used to make them when we were little and they are a family favorite. It takes some practice getting the rolling down but once you have it these cookies are well worth it. Especially for peanut butter and chocolate lovers. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2007
I divided the dough in half to roll it. This will make the dough easier to work with and will make a neater pinwheel. I used milk chocolate in the one half and strawberry jam on the other and enjoyed them equally. However if you use jam I would recommend that you spray your cookie sheet with Pam spray first because the jam may leak out and stick. Read More
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