Cranberry Nut Swirls
Total TimePrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
Makesabout 3-1/2 dozen
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 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
- 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons milk
- Combine butter, sugar, egg and vanilla. Beat until light and fluffy, scraping the bowl occasionally. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture, beating well. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
- Combine cranberries, walnuts and orange zest; set aside. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 10-in. square. Combine brown sugar and milk; brush over dough. Sprinkle with cranberry mixture to within 1/2 in. of edges. Roll up tightly, jelly-roll style. Wrap in plastic; refrigerate until firm, several hours or overnight.
- Preheat oven to 375°. Unwrap and cut dough crosswise into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on well-greased baking sheets. Bake until edges are light brown, 14-15 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts1 cookie: 65 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 37mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
Nov 24, 2017
I used fresh cranberries and chopped them in the food processor--they turned out fine. I wish I had added the brown sugar and milk directly to the cranberry mixture for easier spreading. The filling was a bit too tart for my taste. I found the dough fairly easy to work with. Cookies did bake up nice, but probably will not make again.
Jun 22, 2017
These roll up nicely and have a pleasant cranberry flavor!!
Nov 6, 2012
These have become our favorite cookie, especially at Christmas. They've festive but not overly sweet. They're very easy to make and turn out perfectly every time.
Dec 6, 2011
These are so good and pretty too.I will make these agan.
Dec 8, 2008
I made these with fresh/frozen cranberrys and chopped it all up in the food processor. Turned out delish. Cookies were gone at the office in a short peroid of time.
Dec 5, 2008
These did not look anything like the picture, for me. The recipe does not specify whether to use fresh or dried cranberries - I chose dried. Flavor is okay, but I would double the filling, grind the cranberries much more next time and try to find some way to get the dough to actually remain round while chilling. Overall, a little disappointing.
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