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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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  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

  A cookie baker in ct  Dec 24, 2010
Would make this again.
are we to use fresh cranberries or dried cranberries, please reply 5 stars

  Mikekey in Seattle  Dec 24, 2010
Would make this again.
These are very good! Nice combo of tart and sweet. Very easy to make and look so nice on the Christmas cookie platter. I subbed almond extract for the vanilla with great results. 5 stars

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