5 from 12 votes
Cranberry Orange Swirl Cookies
Cranberry Orange Swirl Cookies
Prep Time
2 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 42 mins

Sugar cookie with fresh cranberries and orange peel.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry cookies, cranberry orange cookies, Holiday cookies, pinwheel cookies
Servings: 50 cookies
Calories: 88 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 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
For the Dough
  1. In a mixing bowl add butter and sugar and mix until fluffy.

  2. Mix in vanilla, eggs, and orange peel.

  3. Add flour, salt and baking powder. Mix.

  4. When dough is well mixed, remove from bowl and form into two discs. 

  5. Wrap each disc in plastic wrap and refrigerate for one hour. 

For the Filling
  1. In a food processor add cranberries, sugar and orange peel. Process until finely chopped. 

Rolling the Dough
  1. Working with one disc of dough at a time, roll out dough on a lightly floured surface into a 10 x 14" rectangle. 

  2. Add half the filling mixture on top of the dough leaving a 1/2" border.

  3. Carefully roll dough into a log.

  4. Place log on a piece of plastic wrap wrap tightly. Place log on a baking sheet. 

  5. Repeat with remaining dough and filling. 

  6. Refrigerate for 2 hours.

Slicing and Baking
  1. Remove logs from refrigerator and remove plastic wrap. 

  2. Slice dough into 1/3 - 1/2 inch slices and place 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.

  3. Bake in a 375 degree preheated oven for 10-12 minutes. 

  4. Remove from baking sheet and cool on a baking rack. 

Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Orange Swirl Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 88 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 44mg2%
Potassium 15mg0%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 115IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.