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Cranberry-Cream Cheese Pinwheel Cookies

Prep Time
30
min.
Total Time
3
hr.
14
min.
Servings

18 servings, 2 cookies each

Know anyone who likes tender, moist and delicious cream cheese cookies? Get out the dried cranberries and apricot preserves and try these!

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What You Need

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Make It

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  • Combine flour and baking soda. Beat cream cheese, butter, sugar and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until blended. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Refrigerate 30 min.
  • Meanwhile, place cranberries in small bowl; add enough boiling water to cover. Let stand 10 min. or until cranberries are softened; drain.
  • Divide dough in half. Place 1 half between 2 lightly floured sheets of waxed paper; roll into 9-inch square. Repeat with remaining dough to make second square.
  • Remove top sheet of waxed paper from 1 dough square. Spread half the preserves over dough to within 1/2 inch of edges. Top evenly with half each of the cranberries and nuts. Roll up, starting at one side of dough and using bottom sheet of waxed paper to help roll dough up. Wrap in plastic wrap. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Freeze logs 2 hours.
  • Heat oven to 350°F. Unwrap logs. Cut each log into 18 slices. Place, 2 inches apart, on parchment-covered baking sheets.
  • Bake 12 to 14 min. or until edges are golden brown. Cool 1 min. on baking sheets. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

Make Ahead

Prepare cookie dough and shape into logs as directed. Freeze logs up to 3 days. When ready to bake, slice then bake as directed. No need to thaw first.

How to Cut the Cookie Dough Logs into Even Slices

Cut each log of dough into 3 pieces; cut each piece in half, then cut each half into thirds. (You should have 18 slices.) Repeat with remaining log of dough.

How to Chop Nuts

Using a chef's knife and holding the tip end down on the cutting board, cut back and forth across the nuts until they are chopped to the desired size.

Servings

  • 18 servings, 2 cookies each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 18 servings, 2 cookies each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 160
Total fat 7g
Saturated fat 4g
Cholesterol 20mg
Sodium 75mg
Carbohydrate 24g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 15g
Protein 2g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 4 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 0 %DV
Iron 2 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love,love it !! These cookies were so fun to make. my first time as well takes a bit of time but hey it's worth it. they are so delicious I will make them every Christmas.
Date published: 2016-11-09
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