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    Cranberry-Orange Pinwheels

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    33 mins

    25 mins

    8 mins

    Charlotte J's Note:

    May take a little longer to make but your family and friends are worth it. Chill dough at least 4 hours.

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    1. 1
      For filling, in a food processor bowl combine cranberries, pecans, and brown sugar.
    2. 2
      Cover; process until cranberries and nuts are finely chopped; set aside.
    3. 3
      In a large mixing bowl cream butter and sugar.
    4. 4
      Add baking powder, and salt.
    5. 5
      Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl.
    6. 6
      Beat in eggs and orange peel until combined.
    7. 7
      Beat in flour.
    8. 8
      Divide dough in half.
    9. 9
      Cover and chill dough about 1 hour or until easy to handle.
    10. 10
      Roll half of the dough between pieces of waxed paper into a 10-inch square.
    11. 11
      Spread half of filling over dough square to within 1/2 inch of edges.
    12. 12
      Roll up dough.
    13. 13
      Moisten edges; pinch to seal.
    14. 14
      Wrap in waxed paper or plastic wrap.
    15. 15
      Repeat with remaining dough and filling.
    16. 16
      Chill for 4 to 24 hours.
    17. 17
      Cut rolls into 1/4-inch slices.
    18. 18
      Place slices 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
    19. 19
      Bake in a 375° oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are firm and bottoms are lightly browned.
    20. 20
      Cool on a cookie sheet for 1 minute.
    21. 21
      Transfer to wire rack and let cool.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 06, 2008


      Impressive, elegant, tasty, easy, and unique = 5 stars!

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    • on December 18, 2005


      These were just lovely. I really enjoyed using pecans as a change from the more common pairing of cranberries with walnuts. Since the center of my holiday trays are a spritz cookie, I tend to make all of my other cookies rather small. So, a half batch of this left me with 3 dozen one to one and a half inch cookies. In a bit of a rush so I popped my logs into the freezer for 90 minutes and that worked rather well. The cookies held their shape nicely though it added a minute to the baking time. The dough is tender with a good crispiness. Loved the tartness of the cranberries - one of my favorite fall flavors. I'm planning to keep this in my list of favorites but will probably add a little more orange zest and maybe some nutmeg to the cranberry filling. Thanks!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Cranberry-Orange Pinwheels

    Serving Size: 1 (1275 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 88.5
    Calories from Fat 41
    Total Fat 4.6 g
    Saturated Fat 2.1 g
    Cholesterol 15.1 mg
    Sodium 47.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 11.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    Sugars 6.0 g
    Protein 1.0 g

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