Chocolate/Orange Pinwheel Cookies

14 Dec

Christmas Cookies 2014I only make these cookies once a year. They’re fussy, messy, and delicious beyond belief. It’s worth the fuss for Christmas every year. As you can see over on the far right, mine aren’t always perfect circles.

Chocolate/Orange Pinwheels

1 cup butter – softened
3 oz cream cheese – softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 Tbsp grated orange peel
1 tsp vanilla
3 ½ cups flour
½ tsp salt

Mix in order given.  Chill.  While chilling mix filling in a small sauce pan:

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3 oz cream cheese
½ cup powdered sugar
¼ cup orange juice
Heat until melted together, set aside to cool.

Roll dough into two 10”x12” rectangles.  Spread with cooled filling.  Roll up into tight jelly rolls.  Wrap in waxed paper.  Chill overnight.  Slice ¼” thick and bake on parchment lined cookie sheets for 8 – 10 minutes at 375.  Slide parchment off sheets and onto racks to cool. Chocolate filling will firm once cooled.  About 8 dozen.

~ Pegg Thomas

Trooper and Pegg cropped




Posted by on December 14, 2015 in Uncategorized


2 responses to “Chocolate/Orange Pinwheel Cookies

  1. Jericha Kingston

    December 14, 2015 at 7:45 am

    You had me at butter and cream cheese.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Pegg Thomas

      December 14, 2015 at 5:28 pm

      I stirred up a batch of these today. Along with sugar cookie dough for cutouts and cheesecake bite cookies. Baking party on Wednesday!



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