March 6, 2011

Nutella Pinwheel Cookies

Confessions of a novice baker - Until recently I didn't even know about Nutella's existence. From the time I have started baking frequently , I have read almost every baker talking about their love for Nutella. I got my Nutella jar few weeks back from Arife at Andheri, Mumbai , but kept postponing making something out of it. My sister has demanded to bring lots of cookies for her, so this was a good time to make few different varieties  Yesterday, I spent quite some time finalizing the cookies recipes. The recipe is from PurpleFoodie, an accomplished blogger from Mumbai whose blog is a storehouse of information for bakers in Mumbai. Everything I learnt when I just started baking is from her blog, from where to get the ingredients to what to make.

I wanted them in small size ,so kept the width of the rolled rectangle less. If you want many layers, increase the width.

For 25 small sized cookies
125g / 1 stick butter at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 heaped cup sifted flour
¼ cup Nutella to spread


  1. Preheat oven to 175C/350F.
  2. Mix butter and sugar together till creamy.
  3. Mix in the egg yolk and the vanilla essence. The mixture should be light and well combined.
  4. Stir in the flour to form a dough.
  5. Cover the dough in a cling film and refrigerate it for 15 minutes  in deep freezer to facilitate rolling and cutting as the dough is very delicate.
  6. Roll out the dough into a rectangle of ¼ inch thickness between two large cling films. Once rolled,remove the upper cling film.
  7. Spread the Nutella leaving 1/4 inch on all sides .
  8. Roll the dough to a log starting from longest side. Put it into deep freezer for another 5-7 minutes.
  9. Cut into 1/3 inch slices using a taut sewing thread between the fingers of both  hands .This would give clean slices.
  10. Lay the slices 1 inch apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 12-15 minutes till slightly golden at the edges. 
  11. Once done, keep them on baking sheet for few minutes before transferring them on wire rack.


briarrose said...

Wonderful use of Nutella. :)

Elyse @The Cultural Dish said...

Mmm love this! Great way to use nutella!

Sharada said...

Tempting!! I need eggless version of this :-)

Anonymous said...

From Foodbuzz:
forevernowandthen said:

I have always wanted to make a good pinwheel cookie. They just never turn out as good as yours look. Good job. They look wonderful

Ben said...

Oh wow, those look so good!

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