Glutenfree chocolate pinwheel cookies

Glutenfree chocolate pinwheel cookies are black and white shortbread cookies with a beautiful swirl effect. Simple and fun to prepare, they are perfect for dipping in breakfast milk. Prepared with vanilla anc cocoa shortcrust pastry made with rice and corn flour, pinwheel cookies are also suitable for those who are intolerant to gluten or wheat.

To prepare Glutenfree chocolate pinwheel cookies, however, you will not need to knead two shortbreads separately: you just need to create a single dough, divide it in two parts and add cocoa on one side, and a little potato starch on the other. Then forming the pinwheels will be very easy: just roll out and overlap the two doughs, form a roll and cut into slices. Glutenfree chocolate pinwheel cookies are very simple to prepare: however, remember to respect the resting times, both after kneading the pastry and after forming the roll, otherwise you will not be able to give a precise shape to your pinwheels.

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  • DifficultyVery easy
  • CostVery cheap
  • Preparation time20 Minutes
  • Rest time45 Minutes
  • Cooking time15 Minutes
  • Serving30 cookies
  • Cooking methodOven
  • CuisineInternational

Ingredients for about 30 glutenfree chocolate pinwheel cookies

2 eggs (medium)
1 cup rice flour (160 g / 5,6 oz; finely ground)
1/2 cup corn flour (80 g / 2,8 oz; finely ground)
1/2 cup unsalted butter (120 g / 2,2 oz)
3 drops vanilla extract
1/4 cup cocoa powder (25 g / 0,8 oz)
4 tablespoons potato starch (30 g / 1 oz; replaceable with corn starch)
1/2 cup sugar (100 g / 3,5 oz)
1 pinch salt
q.s. water
80,76 Kcal
calories per serving
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  • Power 80,76 (Kcal)
  • Carbohydrates 11,10 (g) of which sugars 3,68 (g)
  • Proteins 1,33 (g)
  • Fat 3,90 (g) of which saturated 2,40 (g)of which unsaturated 1,47 (g)
  • Fibers 0,44 (g)
  • Sodium 19,13 (mg)

Indicative values for a portion of 17 g processed in an automated way starting from the nutritional information available on the CREA* and FoodData Central** databases. It is not food and / or nutritional advice.

* CREATES Food and Nutrition Research Center: ** U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. FoodData Central, 2019.


1 Blender / Mixer
1 Rolling pin
1 Mat
or Baking paper
1 Brush
1 Knife
1 Baking Tray
Baking paper

How to prepare glutenfree chocolate pinwheel cookies

Cut the butter into small pieces and put it in a blender together with the rice flour, corn flour, vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. Blend for a few moments, until you get a sandy mixture.

blen butter and flour

Add eggs and sugar. Blend for a few more moments, until you get a slightly more consistent dough.

add eggs and sugar to the dough

Then transfer it to a surface and knead it briefly with your hands, until it forms a smooth and homogeneous dough. Split it in two equal parts.

split the dough of the glutenfree chocolate pinwheel cookies in two parts

Knead the vanilla shortcrust pastry first, adding the potato starch. Then add the cocoa powder to the other half of the shortcrust pastry and knead until you get a smooth dough. Put the two doughs in two separate bags separately and let them rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

add cocoa to the dough of the glutenfree chocolate pinwheel cookies

After 30 minutes, take the vanilla pastry back first. Using a little rice flour, roll it out with a rolling pin over a silicone mat or a sheet of baking paper.

roll the glutenfree dough

You need to get a rectangle about 8×10 inches, about 0.2 inches thick. Keep it aside. Now roll out the cocoa pastry, forming a rectangle of the same size.

roll the cocoa dough

Lightly brush the entire surface of the vanilla pastry with a little cold water. Now overlap the cocoa shortcrust pastry and press lightly with a rolling pin along the entire length, to make the two doughs stick together.

overlap two dough

Brush the surface of the cocoa pastry with a little water. Starting from the shorter side, roll the pastry on itself pressing lightly to avoid creating air gaps.

roll the dough of the glutenfree chocolate pinwheel cookies

Eventually you will get a roll. Put it in a plastic bag and put it in the freezer for 15 minutes. In this way the shortcrust pastry will be hard enough to be sliced and to obtain a nice pinwheel effect. After the rest time, remove the bag and slice the roll, forming rolls about 0.4 inches thick.

cut the cookies for the glutenfree chocolate pinwheel cookies

As you form your cookies by turning them, arrange them on a baking tray lined with baking paper.

Bake the glutenfree chocolate pinwheel cookies in a preheated oven at 356 ° F (180 ° C) for about 15 minutes. When they begin to brown on the edges, take them out of the oven and let them cool completely before removing them from the pan.

bake the glutenfree chocolate pinwheel cookies

Serve glutenfree chocolate pinwheel cookies for breakfast or as a snack.

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How to store chocolate pinwheel cookies

You can store the pinwheel cookies in a tin box. They remain fragrant even for 5-7 days.

Tips and variation

As mentioned, for the perfect success of this recipe it is essential to respect the rest times of the shortcrust pastry, otherwise the final aesthetic result may be different from expectations. If when you cut the first biscuit you realize that the cocoa shortcrust pastry colors the vanilla one, it means that the roll is not solid enough, so it is better let it rest for a while in the freezer.

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