Cranberry Pinwheel Cookies

Mikekey *


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


★★★★★ 1 vote

9 Hr
15 Min


  • 1/2 c
    softened butter
  • 3/4 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 large
  • 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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About Cranberry Pinwheel Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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