Cranberry Pecan Pinwheels

by Merissa on December 18, 2012

in Featured, Recipes

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Enjoy this guest post recipe today for this yummy sounding holiday appetizer! ~ M

Cranberry Pecan Pinwheels

  • 1 1/2 C. flour
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 C. butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 C. sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/3 C. finely chopped fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 C. finely chopped pecans
  • 1 Tbsp. freshly grated orange zest

In a bowl, combine the first three dry ingredients. Set aside.

Next, cream the butter, sugar, egg and vanilla together. Add dry ingredients until mixture forms a dough. Refrigerate one hour or more.

In a small bowl, combine cranberries, pecans and orange zest.

On a floured surface, roll the dough to a 10″ square. Sprinkle the cranberry/pecan mixture onto the dough, leaving about an inch on each of the ends. Press into dough slightly, then roll in a jelly-roll fashion. Wrap in wax paper and freeze 4 hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 375. Slice the dough in 1/4″ rounds and place on a parchment-covered cookie sheet. Bake approximately 13-15 minutes or until lightly browned on top.

Yield: 24-30 cookies

Kimberly Danger is creator of Mommysavers.com, the site where moms live well for less.  She also blogs at Targetsavers and Frugal Bites.

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