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cranberry pinwheel cookies

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Mikekey *
Seattle, WA

These tasty cookies look nice on the holiday cookie platter. Prep time includes time to chill dough.

(2 ratings)
yield 42 serving(s)
prep time 9 Hr
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For cranberry pinwheel cookies

  • 1/2 c
    softened butter
  • 3/4 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 lg
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    fresh cranberries, finely chopped
  • 1/2 c
    finely chopped walnuts (or pecans)
  • 1 Tbsp
    grated orange zest
  • 3 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 2 tsp

How To Make cranberry pinwheel cookies

  • 1
    In a large mixing bowl, combine butter, sugar, egg and vanilla; beat until light and fluffy, scraping the bowl occasionally.
  • 2
    Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to the creamed mixture until thoroughly combined. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  • 3
    In a small bowl, combine cranberries, walnuts and orange peel; set aside.
  • 4
    On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 10-inch square.
  • 5
    Combine brown sugar and milk; spread over the dough then sprinkle with the cranberry mixture, leaving about a 1/2-inch edge at both ends of the dough.
  • 6
    Roll up tightly, jelly-roll style. Wrap with waxed paper; chill several hours or overnight.
  • 7
    Pre-heat oven to 375F. Coat cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray, or grease with shortening. Cut roll into 1/4-inch slices and place on cookie sheet. Bake for 14-15 minutes, or until edges are light brown.
  • 8
    Cool on wire rack.

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