Sunday, December 12, 2010

Orange Nutella Pinwheel Cookies

Orange Hazelnut Cookies
Over a year ago, I saw a recipe for Orange Nutella Pinwheel Cookies, and bookmarked it for "later." It made such an impression that it was in the back of my mind as I started planning for holiday baking this year, and I went back to look for it (here is another blogger who made them without the orange, and her pictures are stunning).

The dough for these is a little persnickety, but the end result is so good! And the first time you slice your knife into the chilled pinwheels and see how perfect they look, you will know it was worth it.

I changed the recipe a tad by using almond extract (by necessity, I was out of vanilla, but I think it was a nice touch), adding some ground hazelnuts to the batter and decreasing the flour slightly, and sprinkling ground hazelnuts on top of the nutella before rolling up the dough.

I will probably add this to the holiday cookie list. This year, I made two batches instead of making sugar cookies, gingerbread, or wagon wheel cookies!


The Food Librarian said...

Yum! Yum! Yum! Anything with Nutella sounds great...and these are sooo cute! - mary

David T. Macknet said...

I think your substitutions sound fabulous! Yum!

Barbara Bakes said...

They look delicious! Thanks for linking to mine. Merry Christmas!