Recipes and Cooking Chocolate Babka Pinwheel Cookies We twisted babka, the sweet braided bread, into swirl cookie form by making a filling of chocolate, honey, and cookie crumbs that gets rolled up in the sugar cookie dough. By Colleen Weeden Published on August 11, 2021 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jason Donnelly Prep Time: 25 mins Chill Time: 60 mins Freeze Time: 60 mins Bake Time: 8 mins Total Time: 2 hrs 33 mins Servings: 36 Yield: 36 cookies Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 cup butter, softened ⅔ cup granulated sugar ½ teaspoon salt 1 egg 1 tablespoon vanilla 2 cup all-purpose flour 3 ounce semisweet chocolate, chopped 3 tablespoon butter ½ cup chocolate cookie crumbs 1 tablespoon honey Directions In a large bowl beat 1 cup butter with a mixer on medium to high 30 seconds. Add sugar and salt. Beat on medium 2 minutes, scraping bowl as needed. Beat in 1 egg and the vanilla. Beat in flour. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill about 1 hour or until dough is easy to handle. For filling, a small saucepan melt chocolate and butter over medium-low, stirring until smooth. Let cool to room temperature. Stir in cookie crumbs and honey. On a sheet of parchment paper, roll dough into a 15x10-inch rectangle. Spread chocolate mixture over dough to within 1/2 inch of the long side that is farthest away from you. (If dough becomes soft at this point, slide parchment paper with dough onto a cookie sheet; freeze 10 minutes to firm dough.) Cut rectangle in half crosswise. Tightly roll up dough halves, starting from short sides; pinch to seal edges. Wrap rolls in plastic wrap; freeze about 1 hour or until firm enough to slice. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Cut rolls into 1/4-inch slices. Place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are light brown. Cool on cookie sheets 2 minutes. Remove; cool on a wire rack. Tips Make a guide for rolling out the dough by drawing the size rectangle you need on a piece of parchment paper. Turn paper marked side down and roll out dough on the paper. Tips Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze up to 3 months. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 120 Calories 7g Fat 12g Carbs Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 36 Calories 120 % Daily Value * Total Fat 7g 9% Saturated Fat 4g 20% Cholesterol 21mg 7% Sodium 94mg 4% Total Carbohydrate 12g 4% Total Sugars 6g Calcium 4mg 0% Iron 0.6mg 3% Potassium 16mg 0% Folate, total 13.6mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.