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Cranberry Pinwheels

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Makes about 42

1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup finely ground cranberries
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons milk

In a large mixing bowl, combine first four ingredients; beat until light and fluffy, scraping the bowl occasionally. Combine the dry ingredients; add to the creamed mixture; refrigerate at least 1 hour. In a small bowl, combine cranberries, walnuts and orange peel; set aside. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 10-inch square; 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; roll up tightly, jelly-roll style. Wrap with waxed paper; chill several hours or overnight. Pre-heat oven to 375F. Cut roll into 1/4-inch slices and place on a well-greased cookie sheet. Bake for 14-15 minutes, or until edges are light brown.

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Reviews of Cranberry Pinwheels:

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  DebDallas in Dallas  Nov 22, 2015
Would make this again.
This is our new favorite cookie. I wound up with crumbles when I sliced the cookies from the roll before baking. I thought I was done for. I grabbed a muffin tin, placed a mound of crumbles from each slice in an individual muffin cup. I baked until the edges were brown. The result was a chewy cookie, with a not-too-strong cranberry and orange flavor. When I make them again, I hope I have the same mistaken result! 5 stars

  Elizabeth in Chicago  Dec 23, 2014
Would make this again.
Love them! 5 stars

  Valerie in Katy, TX  Dec 23, 2011
Would make this again.
Yummy cookies....
I used fresh cranberries and ran them through my "little oscar" food processer
they came out perfect!!!
everyone loved them
5 stars

  A cookie baker in Arizona  Dec 5, 2011
Would make this again.
Do we use fresh cranberries or dry? please reply. 5 stars

  Zing Queen in Galveston, TX  Nov 26, 2011
Would make this again.
These are fun and easy. The orange zest adds great flavor. The cookie is buttery and fruity. 5 stars

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