Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Pinwheel Cookies - 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History

When I saw this weeks topic of Sweets, the first thing that popped into my mind was Nabisco's Pinwheel Cookies. I don't remember them being an all time childhood favorite but I did really enjoy them and still do on occassion.

I've tried purchasing them, a few times, in more recent years. The problem is there aren't very many in a package and we have a family member, who shall remain unidentified (but it's not me), that has a horrible sweet tooth. So a package just doesn't last long enough to make it worthwhile (for me) to buy them (unless I were to hide them away somewhere).

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts to encourage people to record memories and insights about their lives for future descendants. It's not necessary to be a blogger to join in. Just record your memories on your own if you wish.

© 2011, copyright Michelle Goodrum


  1. Hummm, I have quite a sweet tooth and have never sampled one of these....looks like I might have to pick up a package. Thanks for the tip Michelle ;-)

  2. I don't remember ever seeing these cookies - will have to do a little "research" into this topic... lol

  3. I'm 66 years old and if my long term memory serves me, I believe my mother always had them in the house when I was a kid. If not the 50's then the 60s. All I know is Nabisco Pinwheel Cookies have been in my life for many years. For me, there is no manufactured cookie that beats this cookie. They are addictive. Now they are about 45 for a 12 pack. I just bought a pack this week in Nov. 2015 to introduce them to our grandchildren. I had to quit these cookies or slow down after a 1998 heart attack. Then another one in '05 and one more in ''08. So after three warnings, hard headed me realized there were things I had to change. On the lighter side, these cookies were such a part of my childhood because my mother was a chocolate freak and so am I. I don't think I have ever seen an advertisement for these cookies. Nabisco doesn't need to. I believe they sell themselves. Years ago I would eat a whole 12 pack in one sitting. Those days a long gone but not forgotten. Of these that I bought for the grandchildren, I did have a taste and they are exactly the same as when I was a kid. Our daughter is very careful about the kids and sweets so this will be a treat when I see them tomorrow. Mommy won't be home!!!!!!!

    1. I grew up with pinwheel cookies too. My mother loved them. But they are not the same cookie that they used to be. They were DARK chocolate ( both the wafer and the coating) And the chocolate coating was hard and popped when you bit into it. I miss that cookie. They are not the same at all.

    2. Besides the chocolate covered pinwheel cookies I remember in the 50s and maybe the 60s there was an identical cookie with the exception that they had a cream-colored topping with light brown flecks (possibly graham crackers). Loved them even more than the chocolate pinwheels, don't know if they were made by Nabisco, but haven't seen them in about 50 years. Any recollections?