What’s better than giving one of our sweet holiday gift baskets to a friend this year? We’re convinced not much is better than that – except for making them something sweet to enjoy with a hot cup of cocoa! This recipe for Orange & Cranberry Pinwheels – which was adapted from Baked by Rachel’s original recipe – are sure to warm your friend’s heart and keep their tummies full this holiday season.
- 3 cups of all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon of baking powder
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- 1 cup of softened butter, unsalted
- 2 eggs
- 1 ½ cups of granulated sugar
- 1 cup of light brown sugar, packed
- 2 teaspoons of fresh orange zest
- 1 cup of fresh cranberries
- 1 cup of chopped pecans (optional)
Start by combining your 1-cup of cranberries, your 1 cup of light brown sugar, and your (optional) pecans into a food processor. Blend these ingredients until they are a chunky paste and look like small pieces. Then, put this mixture into the refrigerator until it’s needed later on in the recipe.
Next, combine your butter and granulated sugar into a stand mixer or a large bowl. Cream your butter and sugar together – whether it’s with a stand mixer on the paddle or with a hand mixer – until the ingredients are fully combined. Next, add your salt, eggs, orange zest, and baking powder until all of those ingredients are combined. Then slowly add in your flour until the entire batter is mixed well. Place into the refrigerator for 30 minutes to an hour to chill.
Once your dough is chilled, cut your dough in half. Make sure you cover your countertop in flour to prevent the dough from sticking, and roll with a rolling pin until the dough is a large rectangle. Once the dough is about a quarter of an inch thick, you can put your cranberry filling on top of it – leaving about a half an inch around the corners for bumper room.
Next, you’ll start rolling your dough from the short ends. Once the dough is in a log form, wrap it tightly in a piece of parchment paper, sealing the ends like hard candy. Refrigerator over night.
Preheat your over to 375 degrees. Slice the dough log in quarter inch pieces, and place them on a baking sheet in the oven for about 8-11 minutes.
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