Cranberry-Orange Pinwheels

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Fresh cranberries add tang and vivid color to these tender cookies.

Cranberry-Orange Pinwheels
Photo: Peter Krumhardt
Prep Time:
25 mins
Chill Time:
5 hrs
Bake Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
5 hrs 33 mins
Servings:
60
Yield:
60 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cranberries

  • 1 cup pecans

  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 1 ½ cup granulated sugar

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel

  • 3 cup all-purpose flour

Directions

  1. For filling, in a blender container or food processor bowl combine cranberries, pecans, and brown sugar. Cover and blend or process until cranberries and nuts are finely chopped; set filling aside.

  2. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in eggs and orange peel until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour. Divide dough in half. Cover and chill dough about 1 hour or until easy to handle.

  3. Roll half of the dough between pieces of parchment or waxed paper into a 10-inch square. Spread half of the filling over dough square to within 1/2 inch of edges; roll up dough. Moisten edges; pinch to seal. Wrap in parchment paper or plastic wrap. Repeat with remaining dough and filling. Chill for 4 to 24 hours.

  4. Cut rolls into 1/4-inch slices . Place slices 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a 375° degree F oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are firm and bottoms are lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool. Makes about 60 cookies

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

89 Calories
5g Fat
11g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 60
Calories 89
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 58mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 22mg 0%
Folate, total 4mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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