Cranberry Pinwheel Cookies

Mikekey *


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


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9 Hr
15 Min


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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


  • 1In a large mixing bowl, combine butter, sugar, egg and vanilla; beat until light and fluffy, scraping the bowl occasionally.
  • 2Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to the creamed mixture until thoroughly combined. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  • 3In a small bowl, combine cranberries, walnuts and orange peel; set aside.
  • 4On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 10-inch square.
  • 5Combine 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.
  • 6Roll up tightly, jelly-roll style. Wrap with waxed paper; chill several hours or overnight.
  • 7Pre-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.
  • 8Cool on wire rack.

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About Cranberry Pinwheel Cookies

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

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