These peppermint pinwheels are made of chocolate and peppermint cookie doughs swirled together for the perfect slice and bake Christmas cookie!
More cookies today! Because it’s the Christmas season and, well, it just seems like the thing to do. Lots and lots of baking.
There’s just so many amazing Christmas treats. I think that’s the problem with making so many of these things only once a year. You end up with this list a mile long of all the things you want to have for Christmas and the result is way too much baking! It’s a good thing there’s always so many places to bring all the treats to and give them away so that I don’t end up with Christmas baking in my freezer in June!
This peppermint pinwheel cookie recipe is not an old favourite like my whipped shortbread one is. I actually found this one in a magazine that I randomly grabbed off the shelf at the library as I was walking by a few years ago. I think I actually only tried one recipe out of that magazine, but it has stuck around as a new family favourite every Christmas!
You just can’t go wrong with peppermint and chocolate. It really is one of my favourite combinations ever – if mint chocolate is an option you better believe it’s the one I’m taking. Although that’s maybe obvious with the over abundance of mint chocolate things around here – homemade mint thins, chewy chocolate mint chip cookies, and chocolate mint popcorn to name a few!
These cookies do take a bit of time but all the steps are very simple. Mix the dough up, divide it in half and flavour each portion, chill, roll it out and form it into swirly logs, then chill again, slice, and bake. You can definitely let the dough chill overnight and then slice and bake the next day if you want to break it up a bit though.
I could eat these peppermint pinwheels all year long (peppermint isn’t a seasonal thing in my world!), but they remain one of those cookies that is relegated to Christmas at my house. And maybe that’s part of what makes them special, along with the whole long list of Christmas treats. Everything is more special when you only have it once a year!
If you love the peppermint and chocolate combo, you will definitely love these peppermint pinwheels. So if you would like your Christmas treat list to get just that little bit longer this year – try them out! They’ll probably stick and become a favourite for you too!
Updated Dec 12/16, originally posted Dec 10/14.