Dessert Recipes

Cranberry Orange Pinwheels

Cranberry Orange PinwheelsThe fresh cranberries give these cookies a refreshingly tangy taste and bright color. They have…

Cranberry Orange Pinwheels

Cranberry Orange Pinwheels

Ingredients

1 cup butter, softened 1-1/2 cups sugar 2 large eggs 2 teaspoons grated orange zest 3 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed 1 cup chopped pecans 1/4 cup packed brown sugar

Directions

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Beat in orange zest.

Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.

Divide dough in half.

Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.

Meanwhile, in a food processor, combine the cranberries, pecans and brown sugar.

Cover and process until finely chopped; set aside.

Roll out one portion of dough between two sheets of waxed paper to a 10-in.

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square.

Remove top sheet; spread dough with half of the cranberry mixture to within 1/2 in.

of edges.

Roll up tightly jelly-roll style.

Wrap in plastic.

Repeat with remaining dough and cranberry mixture.

Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.

Unwrap rolls and cut into 1/4-in.

slices.

Place 2 in.

apart on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

Remove to wire racks.

Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts 1 each:

  • 67 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 36mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

Diabetic exchanges; 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

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