Monday, December 21, 2009

Strawberry Nut Pinwheels

Is Christmas time again and it is time to do some baking. I didn't bake much this year. Just 4 types of cookies for our cookies swap. I baked my usual Oatmeal Raisin Cranberry Cookies , Pineapple Tarts , Russian Tea Cakes and this Strawberry Nut Pinwheels. I adapted this recipe from Taste of Home Best Holiday Cookies magazine.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup/113 grm butter - softened
1 cup sugar (I used 3/4 cup)
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups of flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup strawberry jam
3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts

1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla.
2. Combined flour and baking powder and gradually add to the butter mixture. Mix well.
3. Roll out dough between two sheet of parchment paper into 12" square. Remove the top piece of parchment paper. Spread it with the jam and sprinkle with nuts.
4. Roll up tightly like a Swiss-roll style. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.
5. Pre-heat oven to 375 degree F. Unwrap the dough and cut into 1/4" slices and place the cookies on a well-greased baking pan and bake for 12-15 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire rack to cool.

23 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

Nut cookies are always welcome in my house!

Sonia said...

This cookie look lovely.

tracieMoo said...

I've seen alot of pinwheels but never with nuts and strawberry jam! they look lovely :)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Yum! Must taste really good!

Dodol & Mochi said...

These look good to me! I love anything nutty!! Sort of reminds me of the normal choc-vanilla pinwheels!

Happy Winter Solstice!

Pei-Lin

Anncoo said...

Very nice cookies. My kids will definitely love this.

Jeannie said...

Hi, I am glad I stumbled into your blog and even more glad when I found out that you are a fellow Malaysian. You have a lovely blog with many recipes. I especially love your roast pork. Think I am going to try making that sometime. :D Those spinwheels looks delish too.

Jeannie said...

Oops! I meant to say sweet and sour pork dish instead of roast pork. Forgive the mistake:D

Cheah said...

These cookies look cute and delicious. Making this for CNY will be good, something different from the usual cookies. Made a fruit cake from your earlier recipe, everyone said it's good. Will post it after I return from my holiday. Merry X'mas to you and your loved ones!

Zue Murphy said...

It looks delicious. I was going to bake piwheel cookies too but cancel in th elast minute. Will do this recipe next time.

Food For Tots said...

Haven't tried these cookies before but they looks so tasty. Must give it a try next time.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!

Sayantani said...

beautiful should be the first word to describe these cookies. love it.

pigpigscorner said...

They look so pretty! Love the nuts!

Beachlover's Kitchen said...

your pinwheel always look pretty:) I didn't make any wheels this year..I bet this must taste nutty and good!

Iris said...

Hi~
This is the first time I've actually left a comment on your blog.. but I've actually been following you for probably almost a year now.
You're my number one recipe blog to be honest, I keep coming back here..so I figured I really should pull my finger out (took me long enough) and let you know that I think your blog is fantastic. I actually don't usually comment on any blogs.
Oh and.. those cookies look fantastic (obviously) I'm going to try to bake some over the break!
Have a very merry christmas.
Iris

noobcook said...

Reminds me of swiss roll, but even more delicious looking :)

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

They are really pretty! I would never be able to do something like that. My rolling = fail!!!

ICook4Fun said...

Angie, yes I too like cookies with lots of nuts in it.

Sonia, thank you.

TracieMoo, thank you.

LCOM, yes it is :)

Pei-Lin, Happy Winter Solstice to you too.

Anncoo, are you making some for them?

Jeannie, thanks for stopping by and your kind comment. Will stop by your blog later.

Cheah, yes this is something different from the usual cookies. Glad that you like the fruit cakes. Merry Christmas to you and your family too.

Zue, hope you like this.

Food for tots, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family too.

ICook4Fun said...

Sayantani, thank you.

Pigpigscorner, thank you.

Lesley, you already made so much cookies this year. Maybe do this next year :)

Iris, thanks for your kind comment. Glad that you tried some of my recipes out. It always feels good to hear from my blog readers. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.

Noobcook, thank you :)

Ju, I am not good at rolling it either but this one is easier as the a dough. You shold see my swiss roll. Always crack when I try rolling it :)

Karine said...

Great job with your pinwheels! They look delicious :)

~~louise~~ said...

They look so yummy. My grand daughter would love these!!! Must save this recipe. Thanks for sharing...

meeso said...

These are great, must be super tasty :)

ICook4Fun said...

Karine, thank you.

Louise, hope you grand daughter like this cookie.

Meeso, thank you.