Cranberry Orange Swirl Cookies are a perfect Holiday Cookie!
Do you have your holiday baking on? I have been baking like crazy every weekend….and eating all these yummies too! Yikes!! I love to bake and I love to bake holiday cookies!!!
Cranberry Orange Swirl Cookies are pure deliciousness! This is a sugar cookie dough with added orange peel and a fresh cranberry and orange filling!
This recipe is adapted from Better Homes and Gardens. I have added orange peel to the filling and eliminated the nuts.
I don’t usually mind nuts in cookies, but I only wanted the flavor of the fruits this time. These cookies are bursting with freshness from the orange and the cranberries.
Making cranberry orange swirl cookies
You need a bit of planning when making these cookies. They take a bit of time. They don’t take a lot of actual hands on time, but these require two different chillings of the dough. If you have a full day of cookie baking planned, start these first and get the dough into the fridge.
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Sugar cookie with fresh cranberries and orange peel.
- 1 cup butter at room temperature
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 whole eggs
- 1 tablespoon orange peel fresh
- 3 cups flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup cranberries fresh
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 Tablespoon orange peel fresh
In a mixing bowl add butter and sugar and mix until fluffy.
Mix in vanilla, eggs, and orange peel.
Add flour, salt and baking powder. Mix.
When dough is well mixed, remove from bowl and form into two discs.
Wrap each disc in plastic wrap and refrigerate for one hour.
In a food processor add cranberries, sugar and orange peel. Process until finely chopped.
Working with one disc of dough at a time, roll out dough on a lightly floured surface into a 10 x 14" rectangle.
Add half the filling mixture on top of the dough leaving a 1/2" border.
Carefully roll dough into a log.
Place log on a piece of plastic wrap wrap tightly. Place log on a baking sheet.
Repeat with remaining dough and filling.
Refrigerate for 2 hours.
Remove logs from refrigerator and remove plastic wrap.
Slice dough into 1/3 - 1/2 inch slices and place 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
Bake in a 375 degree preheated oven for 10-12 minutes.
Remove from baking sheet and cool on a baking rack.
- Use fresh cranberries and orange peel from a fresh orange.
- Dough may be frozen after formed into logs. Double wrap in plastic wrap and place in a freezer bag. Freeze for up to one month. To use, allow dough to thaw, then slice and bake according to directions.