You get to choose your filling in these delicious (and pretty) pinwheel cookies. We suggest berry, cherry, or orange marmalade.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Brie Passano

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40 mins
2 hrs
8 mins
2 hrs 48 mins
36 cookies


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  • In a large bowl beat butter with a mixer on medium to high 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping bowl as needed. Beat in sour cream, egg, 1 1/2 tsp. of the vanilla, and, if desired, lemon zest. Beat in flour. Divide dough into four portions. Cover and chill 2 hours or until dough is easy to handle.

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. On a lightly floured surface, roll one portion of dough at a time into a 7 1/2-inch square. Using a straight or fluted pastry wheel, cut dough into 2 1/2-inch squares. (Keep remaining dough chilled. If dough becomes too soft, return to refrigerator for a few minutes.)

  • Place squares 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheet. Using pastry wheel, cut 1-inch slits from the corners toward the center of each square. Snip any large pieces of fruit in preserves. Spoon 1 tsp. preserves into center of each square. Fold every other tip (one from each corner) into center to form a pinwheel shape. Gently press dough in center to seal.

  • Bake 8 to 9 minutes or just until edges start to brown. Cool on cookie sheet 3 minutes. Remove; cool on a wire rack.

  • For icing, in a small bowl stir together powdered sugar, 3 tsp. of the milk, and the remaining 1/2 tsp. vanilla. Stir in enough of the remaining milk to reach drizzling consistency. Drizzle icing over cookies. Let stand until set.

To Store

Layer cookies between waxed paper in an airtight container. Store at room temperature up to 3 days or freeze up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts

118 calories; fat 3g; cholesterol 13mg; saturated fat 2g; carbohydrates 21g; mono fat 1g; sugars 12g; protein 1g; vitamin a 97.2IU; vitamin c 0.6mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.6mg; folate 20.2mcg; sodium 52mg; potassium 23mg; calcium 20.2mg; iron 0.5mg.