A cookie filled with strawberry and apricot jam, shaped like a pinwheel, is a festive cookie for any celebration.
Pinwheel Cookies Filled with Jam
It’s Spring, but the calendar says it’s still cold, blustery and rainy. What better way to cheer up than with pinwheels cookies.
The kids enjoy seeing the spinning pinwheels in the gentle spring breeze so we made paper pinwheels for decorations and a batch of pinwheel cookies. It’s a fun cookie to make for kids birthday parties.
One of the great things about baking and cooking is that you can make a recipe to fit your own special theme or holiday and this adorable pinwheel cookie can be for any occasion.
I will be honest, since I’m all about quick and easy recipes, making each cookie shape was a little slow going.
Don’t get me wrong, it was very easy but my fingers seemed to get in my own way. Although, after all was done I can say it wasn’t too bad since I had the entire batch of cookies made in an hour, then the clean up. That’s quick and easy for a recipe this festive to celebrate any special occasion.
Cut out squares using a 2 1/2 inch cookie cutter. Cut a 1 inch slit on each corner of the square (see photo). Scoop 1 level teaspoon of jam into the center of each square. Fold over every other tip to the center, pressing the tips gently to seal, to make pinwheel shape.Print
Pinwheel Cookies Filled With Jam
Pinwheel Cookies Filled with Jam is a fun recipe to make for Spring. This festive cookie is also great to make for bridal or baby showers. This recipe is from BHG.Com Christmas Cookies 2014 issue – it yields approximately 36 cookies.
- Prep Time: 10-25 min.
- Cook Time: 8-12 min.
- Total Time: 40-50 min. w/chill time
- Yield: 36 cookies
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: American
- 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar (I used Monkfruit)
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 3/4 cups AP flour
- 1/2 cup fruit preserves (use your favorite)
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 3 tsp. fresh squeezed orange juice (or use milk)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment or silicone liners.
- In a large mixing bowl beat butter on medium speed for 30 seconds.
- Add in the sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt, beating just until combined, scraping down the side of the bowl.
- Beat in the egg, sour cream and vanilla and then slowly add in the flour mixing well after each addition – Stirring by hand the last of the flour.
- Cut the dough into 4 portions, cover each with plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours.
- Roll out one disk at a time on a lightly floured surface to ⅛ inch.
- Cut out squares using a 2½ inch cookie cutter. Cut a 1 inch slit on each corner of the square (see photo). Scoop 1 level teaspoon of jam into the center of each square. Fold over every other tip to the center, pressing the tips gently to seal, to make the pinwheel shape.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes just until edges begin to lightly brown. Cool on cookie sheet for 3 minutes then place on wire rack to cool.
- Make the glaze by adding the liquid of choice (juice, water, milk) one teaspoon at a time to the powdered sugar continually stirring until desired consistency.
- Drizzle cooled cookies with glaze. We added a little colored sugar also
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I’m thinking you could also make these festive pinwheel cookies filled with jam for bridal showers or baby showers. There’s always something to celebrate. So whip up a batch of these festive delicious cookies and have the kids help. A fun time in the kitchen making memories.
I drizzled the top of the cookies with a simple sugar glaze. Then sprinkled the tops with sugar crystals.