Gluten and dairy-free pinwheel cookies that are perfect for the holidays. Vanilla and chocolate swirled together.

The holiday season is here and it’s the perfect time to make these gluten and dairy-free pinwheel cookies. Rich, buttery and chocolatey. This gluten-free pinwheel cookie recipe is an easy Christmas Cookie to make.

It shows so well with its swirls and is a great cookie for a cookie exchange also. Such a classic holiday cookie.

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Gluten-free pinwheel cookies are a holiday classic and who can say no to a cookie with chocolate and vanilla swirls? These pinwheel cookies are soft and delicious and are so much fun to make.

A great recipe to make with kids too. This recipe was originally posted in Dec 2014 and I have taken new photos and updated the old blog post. Same tasty cookies with just a fresh look.

Gluten and dairy-free pinwheel cookies that are perfect for the holidays. Vanilla and chocolate all swirled together.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE THE COOKIES:

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What is your favourite Christmas Cookie? Truly it is hard for me to pick a favourite. I do love a cookie that is nostalgic and invokes childhood Christmas memories.

A vanilla and chocolate swirl cookie that is light and delicious. Swirl or pinwheel cookies are a fun cookie to make during the holidays. I love the look of a pinwheel cookie. They look fancy, but are actually really quite easy to make.

Gluten and dairy-free pinwheel cookies are a holiday classic. Vanilla and chocolate all swirled together.

HOW TO MAKE PINWHEEL COOKIES:

  1. In a stand mixer beat the softened butter with the sugar until creamy.
  2. Add the vanilla and egg and beat.
  3. Scrape sides of pan to incorporate all and beat well.
  4. Add in the gluten-free flour, salt and baking powder and mix on low speed.
  5. Increase speed to low/medium and mix until dough comes together.
  6. Divide dough into 2 parts.
  7. Place one part into bowl, add cocoa and mix on low speed until blended in.
  8. Please each dough into a bowl chill in refrigerator for at least an hour.
  9. Roll each dough on a sheet of parchment paper. Use a bit of extra flour to keep dough from sticking to rolling pin.
  10. Invert chocolate dough onto the vanilla rolled dough.
  11. Roll up the cookie dough like a jelly roll.
  12. Chill while waiting for oven to heat up.
  13. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  14. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  15. Remove dough from refrigerator and slice dough about 1/4 inch slices.
  16. Place slices on cookie sheet allowing for cookies to spread a bit while baking.
  17. Bake for 11 minutes.
  18. Remove and cool.
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Celebrate the holiday season with these gluten and dairy-free pinwheel cookies. If you are looking for a gluten-free cookie to make with the kids, put these on your list. You make the vanilla and chocolate dough and roll each out. It is fun for the kids to roll up the doughs into logs and then see them bake in the oven.

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Gluten and dairy-free pinwheel cookies are such a holiday classic. Vanilla and chocolate all swirled together.

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Gluten and dairy-free pinwheel cookies that are perfect for the holidays. Vanilla and chocolate all swirled together.

Gluten Free Dairy Free Pinwheel Cookies

Gluten and dairy-free pinwheel cookies that are such a holiday classic. Vanilla and chocolate all swirled together.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 11 mins
Total Time 16 mins
Course cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 22

Equipment

  • stand mixer
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • parchment paper
  • cookie sheets
  • spatula

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a stand mixer beat the vegan “butter with the sugar until creamy.
  • Add the vanilla and egg and beat again.
  • Scrape sides of bowl to incorporate all.
  • Add in the gluten free flour, salt and baking powder and mix on low speed.
  • Increase speed to low/medium and mix well.
  • Divide dough into 2 parts.
  • Add cocoa powder to one of the parts and add back to stand mixer and mix until well blended in.
  • Place each dough into a bowl and chill in refrigerator for at least an hour.
  • Roll each dough on a sheet of parchment paper. 
  • Use a bit of gluten free flour to prevent dough sticking to rolling pin.
  • Invert rolled chocolate dough onto the rolled vanilla dough.
  • Roll up the cookie dough like a jelly roll.
  • Wrap up with saran wrap and place roll in refrigerator while waiting for oven to heat up.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Remove dough from refrigerator and slice the dough into disks.
  • Place disk onto cookie sheets and bake for 11 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool.
  • Enjoy!
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