3-Ingredient Costco Pirouette Cookie Recipe

Made only with things you can buy at Costco, our 3-ingredient Costco pirouette cookies are a healthier, simplified version of classic chocolate pirouette cookies. 

It's hard not to love a pirouette cookie, says food blogger and photographer Ksenia Prints of At the Immigrant's Table. Crunchy, slim, and sometimes filled with chocolate, they make for the perfect counterpart to a steaming cup of tea, coffee, or a good cappuccino.

Because of the name, which refers to the fact that they're twirled like a spinning ballet move, you might think pirouette cookies are French. But in fact, many cultures have their own take on these wafer rolled cookies: Czech, Philippine, Spanish and Norwegian cuisines all have their own versions of these delicious cookies, with different names. In North America, most of us know these cigar-like cookies as Pirouette or Pirouline cookies.

And now, we've cracked the code on making these cookies slightly healthier and much easier at home, with only three ingredients needed — all of which can easily be found in a Costco near you. As a bonus, our Costco pirouette cookies are gluten-free and fairly low-carb!

So grab a few ingredients and make these delicious rolled wafer cookies filled with chocolate ganache in your very own kitchen.

Gather the ingredients for these Costco pirouette cookies

Since all the ingredients for making our copycat pirouette cookies come from Costco, you can gather everything you need with one trip to the grocery store. No one is going to believe this scrumptious, healthy dessert is homemade — and we won't tell anyone of the shortcuts we took to get these to the table with minimal fuss.

To make these cookies, you will need one 9.3-ounce package of Tropical Fields crispy coconut rolls. These rolls are made with coconut milk and tapioca flour. Their taste is faintly tropical, but once we're done with them, no one will be able to tell them apart from store-bought pirouette cookies.

The other two ingredients you'll need are chocolate chips and heavy whipping cream to make the ganache. You can use any kind of chocolate chips you'd like here!

Make chocolate ganache in the microwave

As the filling for our Costco pirouette cookies, we're going to use two ingredients to make ganache. Chocolate ganache is actually one of the easiest things to make, and it can take any dessert to a whole other level! Once you make it, you'll want to have this on hand all the time for doctoring any cakes or cookies you like, or for pouring on ice cream.

In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips and heavy cream. Transfer the mixture to the microwave and heat the mixture in 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval until the chocolate is fully melted and has combined with the cream into a glossy ganache.

You can also make chocolate ganache using a double-broiler method, but we find the microwave much faster and easier.

Cool the ganache in the fridge

Transfer the ganache to the fridge to cool for at least 30 mins, or up to an hour. You can also speed up the cooling time by using the freezer, but take care as this can sometimes result in a ganache with frozen edges and a liquid center. If you are cooling the ganache in the freezer for any length of time, take care to remove it every five minutes and give it a thorough stir.

The ganache will be ready for piping when it's creamy and thick, and not at all runny. If you've cooled your ganache too much, leave it at room temperature for a few minutes until its texture softens.

Fill the gluten-free Costco pirouette cookies with chocolate

Now arrange the rolled coconut cigars on a large plate or baking sheet.

Fill a piping bag with the ganache mixture, and pipe it into the cookies from both ends, squeezing the bag for about three seconds on each side to fill the cookies. If you don't have a piping bag, you can fashion one out of a Ziploc bag or parchment paper.

Transfer the filled Costco pirouette cookies to a baking sheet or large platter where they can rest without touching each other, as this can rub chocolate all over the neighbouring cookies. We don't want to mess up the look of our beautiful copycat cookies!

Cool the rolled pirouette cookies in the refrigerator

Let the pirouette cookies cool on the baking sheet or platter in the refrigerator until the chocolate has completely hardened. This should take about two hours, though it can take longer if your kitchen is hot.

If you have ganache left, you can drizzle some additional chocolate on top of the cookies, but this isn't necessary and will make handling them a bit messier (though the chocolate flavor will definitely increase). Do this if you're making Costco pirouette cookies for a serious chocoholic!

Serve the Costco pirouette cookies with coffee or tea

Once cooled and the chocolate ganache is no longer runny at all, your cookies are ready for munching!

Serve your Costco pirouette cookies with a few cups of coffee or tea, at the end of a meal or as a delicious afternoon pick-me-up. The crunchy texture of the cookies and their rich, homemade chocolate filling will charm anyone who tastes them. It's a good thing these cookies are low-carb and healthy, because they're incredibly addictive and it's going to be hard to stop at just a few!

These pirouette cookies will stay crisp in the refrigerator for five days.

3-Ingredient Costco Pirouette Cookie Recipe
5 from 35 ratings
Made only with things you can buy at Costco, our 3-ingredient Costco pirouette cookie recipe is a healthier version of the classic chocolate pirouette.
Prep Time
7
minutes
Cook Time
0
minutes
Servings
24
cookies
cookies on plate with tea cup and cookie platter in background
Total time: 7 minutes
Ingredients
  • 9.3-ounce package Tropical Fields crispy coconut rolls
  • 1 ½ cups chocolate chips
  • ½ cup heavy cream
Directions
  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the chocolate and heavy cream. Transfer the bowl to the microwave and heat in 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval until the chocolate is fully melted and has combined with the cream into a glossy ganache. Transfer the ganache to the fridge to cool for 30 minutes.
  2. Arrange the rolled coconut cigars on a large platter. Fill a piping bag with the ganache mixture and pipe it into the cookies from both ends, squeezing the bag for about 3 seconds on each side to fill the cookies.
  3. Let the pirouette cookies cool on a platter in the refrigerator until the chocolate has completely hardened.
Nutrition
Calories per Serving 120
Total Fat 5.6 g
Saturated Fat 3.2 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 8.9 mg
Total Carbohydrates 15.5 g
Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
Total Sugars 9.1 g
Sodium 71.2 mg
Protein 1.9 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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