Chocolate and Orange Pinwheel Cookies

Total Time
1hr 24mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 4 mins

The original of this recipe came from the Volume 2, 2003 Taste of Home's Chocolate Lover's Cookbook. Preparation time does not include the time needed for the base dough to chill for 4 hours, the filling to cool, & the filled rolls to chill overnight.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. FOR THE BASE: In a mixing bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese & sugar, then add the egg, orange zest & vanilla, mixing well.
  2. In another bowl, whisk together the flour & salt, then add this to the creamed mixture & mix well. Cover & chill for 4 hours or until firm.
  3. FOR THE FILLING: Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine all the filling ingredients, then cook & stir over low heat until smooth. Set aside to cool.
  4. Once the base dough has chilled AND the filling has cooled, on a floured surface, divide the dough in half; roll each half into a 12-inch by 10-inch rectangle.
  5. Spread each rectangle with half of the cooled filling, then carefully roll up into a tight jelly roll & wrap each roll in waxed paper. Chill overnight.
  6. The next day, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F & set out several baking sheets.
  7. Remove waxed paper from the rolls & cut the rolls into 1/4-inch thick slices, placing the slices on an ungreased baking sheet.
  8. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned, then remove the cookies to wire racks to cool.