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Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies

Chocolate pinwheel cookies are as soft and delicious as they are fun to make.  Stand out in a boring sea of chocolate chip cookies with these stunning beauties!

closeup photo of chocolate and vanilla swirled pinwheel cookies

I’m excited to once again participate in The Sweetest Season Cookie Exchange, a cookie-based fundraiser for pediatric cancer.  Just like last year, we’re helping to raise funds for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds for research to develop new, improved, and less toxic treatments for pediatric cancer.

For a little refresher, CLICK HERE to learn a little more about the organization, my own research background in pediatric cancer, and why you should consider donating to this great charity!  (And there’s a really great chewy chocolate mint cookie recipe on the other side of that link too, in case you need a little extra motivation to click.)

unbaked frozen chocolate and vanilla swirled dough cut into half inch rounds for pinwheel cookies

This year, rather than share a brand new recipe, I’m giving a little revamp to an old recipe.  My absolute most favorite cookies ever are my grandmother’s pinwheel cookies.  They are the perfect combination of delicious, fun to make, and unique enough to stand out in a sea of chocolate chip cookies recipes.  And for me, they are full of wonderful nostalgic, childhood memories.

I first shared this recipe back in 2012, and I’ve had a lot of requests for step-by-step photos since then.  It was high time to give my favorite cookies the attention they deserve!

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