Pretty cookies are so fun to gift at the holidays. These Finnish apricot pinwheel cookies are simple to create and look wonderful when gifting. Use apricot jam or plum preserves which is traditionally used. Either way these cookies will be a hit!
One Hour To Overnight Dough
Finnish pinwheel cookies can be made with any jam you like. The dough is a simple cream cheese dough that comes together in minutes. It does best resting in the fridge overnight. I used apricot jam by Smucker’s.
What Jam To Use For These Cookies
Jam can make a difference with these cookies. Don’t use a jam that is super thin as it will bake out and run out of the pinwheel. Look for a thick jam or preserve. Smucker’s jams seem to work well.
Roll the dough out onto a floured surface. Use a pizza cutter to cut the square. Place the jam into the center of the dough. Fold every other corner over to the jam. Tip is to use water to press the corner into the jam and into each other.
This allows for the corners to stick well together. If you skip this the corners will lift from the center. Be sure to do this and to wet the dough well. This tip will help the pinwheel cookies turn out beautifully!
Bake these on parchment paper to easily left and not tear. I use an oxo cookie spatula to lift from the paper to the oxo cooling rack. Let cool, dust with powdered sugar, and then box them into cookie gift boxes with some ribbon or baking twine.
Be sure to let the cookies cool fully before adding the powdered sugar. If it’s too hot it will melt the sugar and absorb it onto the cookie. When gifting the Finnish apricot pinwheel cookies I add more powdered sugar as some will fall off in transport.
Take a moment and check out the other great cookies below. These can be made to pair with the Finnish cookies so that the box of cookies has a nice variety. Happy Christmas!