Cranberry-Cream Cheese Pinwheel Cookies

194 18 servings, 2 cookies (38 g) each
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18 servings, 2 cookies (38 g) each

Need a cookie recipe for that upcoming cookie exchange? How about these Cranberry-Cream Cheese Pinwheel Cookies? They are festive and fabulous - what more can you ask for in a holiday cookie?

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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 parchment paper; roll into 9-inch square. Repeat with remaining dough to make second square.
  • Remove top sheet of parchment paper from 1 dough square. Spread half the jam 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 parchment 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.


  • 18 servings, 2 cookies (38 g) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 18 servings, 2 cookies (38 g) each
Calories 160
% Daily Value
Total fat 7g
Saturated fat 4g
Cholesterol 20mg
Sodium 75mg
Carbohydrate 23g
Dietary fibre 0g
Sugars 15g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 6 %DV
Vitamin C 2 %DV
Calcium 2 %DV
Iron 4 %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.

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