Brown sugar pinwheel cookies (1999)

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We’ll always be your sugar.

Alicia Cedar dares to be different. Drinks milk without checking the expiration date. Encourages her kids to take chances. Never takes chances when it comes to her brown sugar Pinwheels.

Baking is no time to live on the edge. That’s why Alicia only trusts Domino light brown sugar. With it’s natural delicate cane molasses flavor, it’s the #1 cane sugar in America.

Brown sugar pinwheel cookie recipe (1994)

Brown sugar pinwheel cookie recipe

Swirls of cocoa punctuate the brown sugar flavor of these pinwheel cookies.

Brown sugar pinwheel cookies (1999)

Brown sugar pinwheel cookies (1999)

Yield: 36
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 1 cup firmly packed Domino light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, unsweetened


  1. Preheat oven to 350 (F).
  2. Grease cookie sheets.
  3. Beat brown sugar and butter in large mixing bowl until light and fluffy.
  4. Add egg and vanilla; beat until creamy.
  5. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to sugar mixture.
  6. Divide dough in half.
  7. Add cocoa to one-half of dough.
  8. Roll dough separately on floured waxed paper into 2 rectangles, about 1/4-inch thick.
  9. Top one with the other; press together with a rolling pin.
  10. Roll up lengthwise, jelly roll fashion.
  11. Trim edges; wrap and chill.
  12. When firm, cut roll into 1/4-inch slices and place on prepared cookie sheets.
  13. Bake 12 to 15 minutes.
  14. Cool completely before serving.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 71Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 66mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 1g

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