Cinnamon Pinwheels

I first had these Cinnamon Pinwheels at work, a friend brought them in for her “tea day”.  After one bite I knew it was a recipe I must have!

Cinnamon Pinwheels


1/3 cup golden Crisco shortening
3/4 cup lightly packed brown sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon


2 cups all-purpose flour
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup golden or regular Crisco shortening
1 cup milk
1. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl.

2. Cut in shortening until resembles coarse meal.

3. Add milk al at one to dry ingredients and stir with a fork until soft dough is formed.

4. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface and knead gently 8-10 times.

5. Roll out to a 12″ square.

6. Combine sugar and cinnamon

7. Spread shortening over dough

8. Sprinkle evenly on top.

9. Roll up dough lightly like a jelly roll. Seal edge.

Cut into 12 1″ slices.

Place in greased muffin tin (I just put them on a greased baking sheet).

10. Bake at 425 F for 14-18 minutes.

11. Remove immediately and serve warm

These were fabulous!  They were intended for company that is coming in the morning, I think I should have waited until morning, there might not be any left…

Thanks Christine!!!


5 thoughts on “Cinnamon Pinwheels

  1. Oh no! Not sure what could have went wrong. Not sure where you are baking, maybe the different weather conditions or altitudes? So sorry they did’t work for you 😦 Maybe try adding more flour?

  2. I just trued this recipie and it was fantastic. Mine look just as it does in the picture. Only changes I made was less milk. Like the comment about, If I put all the milk in the mixture would have been too runny so I added about 3/4 cup instead of 1 cup. It was perfect!! Thank you for the great recipie!!!

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