Sunday, 30 November 2014

Chocolate & Lemon Pinwheel cookies

I first made these cookies with my mum when i was around 3/4 and I've loved them ever since. I hadn't made any in a while and my friends were coming up to see us from Brighton so I decided to crack out the recipe and make them again. They loved them, from 40 cookies to 4 left in an hour, it's safe to say I think they enjoyed them!


  • 280g Plain flour
  • half a teaspoon of baking powder
  • half a teaspoon of salt
  • 220g butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons of milk
  • 2 teaspoons of lemon extract
  • 30g cocoa powder

  • Cream together the butter and the sugar until light and fluffy
  • Add the milk and egg yolk 
  • beat together and then sift in the flour, salt and baking powder.

  • Combine into a soft dough 

  • Half the dough and place into separate bowls then to one add the lemon extract (add a tad more flour to this if the dough is still rather soft) and to the other the cocoa powder.

  • Chill each dough ball for 10/20 minutes

  • Once chilled, roll each ball into a square so you have 2 squares of equal size (one of chocolate and one of lemon)(this is a really bad explanation but my pone ran out of charge so i didn't get any pictures!)

  • Place one square on a piece of clingfilm or greaseproof paper and place the other square on top.

  • Roll together like a swiss roll using the clingfilm or greaseproof paper to help.

  • Once rolled together cut in half and chill whilst the oven is preheating to 200c/gas mark 6

  • Cut into slices around 1cm thick, larger if you'd like and place on a baking tray (lined or greased)

  • Bake for 10-15 minutes,  Until slightly soft to the touch.

  • Remove from the oven and place on a rack to cool

Just a quick(ish) little recipe to try over the Christmas holiday, 
I love them, 



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