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Raspberry Pinwheels

Raspberry Pinwheels – these cookies are gorgeous, festive, delicious and super easy to make. 
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Chill Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 40 mins
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pinwheel cookies, raspberry pinwheels
Servings: 32
Calories: 88kcal


  • 3 oz butter (1/3 cup) softened
  • 3 oz cream cheese (1/3 cup) softened
  • 5 oz sugar (2/3 cup)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup raspberry jam seedless, strawberry or apricot work as well
  • 1/4 cup pistachios or almonds (optional)


  • In a mixing bowl beat the butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer. Add the sugar and baking powder and beat until well combined. Add the egg and vanilla and start adding flour as much as you can mix with the mixer. Stir in remaining flour with a wooden spoon, if needed. Divide the dough in half and cover each half in plastic wrap. Chill for 3 hours.
  • Roll each half of the dough into a 10 in square. If you have a pastry wheel use it to cut each square into sixteen squares, otherwise just use a knife. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Use a knife to cut 1 inch slits from each corner to center. Fold every other tip to the center to form a pinwheel. Drop 1/2 tsp of the jam in each center. Sprinkle chopped nuts in the center and press firmly to seal.
  • Bake in a preheated 350 oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. These are absolutely adorable looking and taste just as great.


  1. Recipe yields 32 cookies


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 45mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 94IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg