These chocolate raspberry pinwheel cookies are a wonderful Valentine’s Day treat for the sweet people in your life. I’ve seen photos of pinwheel cookies like these, and I decided to make a version with chocolate and raspberry because they’re two of my favorite flavors. I love how pretty they look without any food coloring, as the raspberries add the perfect color and flavor. These delicious little morsels will be gobbled up quickly, so you may want to double the recipe.
2 cups gluten free flour, divided
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
½ cup melted coconut oil or softened butter
2/3 cup maple syrup
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 tbs. cocoa powder
¾ cup raspberries, pureed (yields 1/3 cup raspberry puree)
- In a small bowl, mix together 1½ cups flour, baking powder, and salt. (You’ll use the other ½ cup flour later.)
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix together the egg, coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.
- Add the flour mixture and mix to combine. Remove half the dough from the mixing bowl and set aside.
- Add the cocoa powder and 2 tablespoons of water. Mix until you have a uniformly brown dough ball. It should be moist but not sticky, so add a little water or flour as needed. Place the chocolate dough in a covered container and refrigerate for an hour.
- Clean the bowl and place the remaining dough in the bowl. Add the raspberry puree and the remaining ½ cup of flour. Mix until well combined. It should be moist but not sticky, so add a little flour or water as needed. Place the pink dough in an airtight container in the refrigerator for an hour.
- When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Roll out each section of dough into a 7 x 11 inch rectangle (1/4 inch thick). Place the raspberry rectangle on top of the chocolate rectangle and roll it lengthways into the shape of a log.
- Cut the dough into two pieces (keeping the log shape) and cover with plastic wrap. Freeze for 2 hours.
- Slice the dough into 1/3 inch thick cookies and bake on a cookie sheet for 10 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.
This recipe yields about 30 cookies. The total cost is $5.84, or $.19 per cookie. Don’t eat all these chocolate raspberry pinwheel cookies yourself – you really should share some with your loved ones.