Chewy Coconut Chocolate Pinwheel Cookie Recipe

Chewy Coconut Chocolate Pinwheel Cookie Recipe

I chose this cookie this year to add some taste variety to the gifts that I give away and add some visual difference. A pinwheel cookie does just the thing. I originally found this recipe once again from Martha in a Christmas baking supplement a bunch of years ago.

It has been a few years since I last made this cookie but I remember it being tender, tasty, but a little too big.  For this year’s version I changed the chocolate mix, added some additional vanilla, and made the cookies smaller. And of course I can mix and assemble them early to bake off nearer Christmas time.

For this cookie recipe I used:

Chewy Coconut Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies

13 1/2 Ounces of Unsalted Butter
3 Cups of Sugar
3 Large Eggs
4 1/2 Teaspoons of Vanilla
6 Cups of Cake Flour (not self rising)
1 1/2 Teaspoons of Baking Soda
1 1/2 Teaspoons of Salt
4 1/2 Cups of Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
9 Ounces of Bittersweet Chocolate
9 Ounces of Milk Chocolate
1 Cup of Sweetened Condensed Milk

Chewy Coconut Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies

Measure out the chocolates and 1/2 an ounce of unsalted butter and set aside. Heat water under a double boiler.

In a small bowl place the egg and vanilla for ease in adding later.

Chewy Coconut Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies

Measure out Cake Flour, Baking Soda, and Salt and sift into a medium bowl.

Chewy Coconut Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies

Beat butter and sugar in a mixer with a flat paddle for at least 2 minutes on medium speed.

Chewy Coconut Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies

Scrape down the bowl and add the Egg and Vanilla and mix for another 2 minutes and scrape down the bowl once more.

Chewy Coconut Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies

 
With the mixer on slow, add the flour mixture a little at a time until the dough comes together and scrape down the bowl again.

With the mixer still on low add the Coconut until just combined.

Chewy Coconut Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies

Place dough on a piece of parchment paper that is larger than 10 x 15 inches. Place another same sized piece of parchment over the dough. Roll out and form a rectangle that is 10 x 15 inches in size.

Chewy Coconut Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies

Melt the reserved chocolate and butter in a double boiler until the mixture melts, but just barely. Remove from the heat and stir in the condensed milk until it comes together. The texture will change to a fudgy texture.

Chewy Coconut Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies

Then take the chocolate mixture and spread it onto the dough. Leave 1/2 to 1 inch border on each long side of the dough.

Chewy Coconut Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies

With the tip of a sharp knife, cut the chocolate covered dough longways down the middle. Put one piece of the dough aside. You may wish to put a cutting board under the dough before cutting.

Chewy Coconut Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies

Starting with the full chocolate edge of the dough start rolling towards you using the parchment to help roll the dough up into a long log. The bare edge is used to seal the cookie up.

Chewy Coconut Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies

Chill the dough log for 1/2 hour. Unwrap log and place on a cutting board. Cut the log into 1/2 to 1/3 inch thick pieces.

From this point I have laid the cut pieces out and frozen them to bake off at a later date. Stay tuned later for the baking.

Enjoy!

Even more after the jump:
Some Extra Pictures:

Adding the vanilla & egg.
Chewy Coconut Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies – Adding the coconut.
Chewy Coconut Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies – The finished dough.
Chewy Coconut Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies – Rolling between parchment.
Chewy Coconut Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies – Getting the size right.
Chewy Coconut Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies – Starting the chocolate.
Chewy Coconut Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies – Melted chocolate.
Chewy Coconut Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies – Spreading the chocolate mixture.
Chewy Coconut Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies – Beginning the roll.

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