Are you on the hunt for a very tricky recipe? One that will make you pull your hair out? Perhaps let a few choice words spew out? A recipe that takes all day and leaves you feeling frustrated and exhausted at the same time?
Look no further; I present the second cookie in my series of cookies for my annual Cookie Walk Fund Raiser.
Here’s what you need for the filling (which was actually pretty darn tasty)
1 T cornstarch
¾ C whole berry cranberry sauce
¼ C orange marmalade
Cook over low until boiling. Then cool for 1 hour.
Here’s what you need for the cookie (which also was pretty darn tasty)
¾ C brown sugar
½ C butter
1 ¾ C flour
1 t baking powder
1 t grated orange peel
¼ t salt
¼ t allspice (which I love – it made the dough very warm and cozy tasting)
Cream the butter and sugar. Add the remaining ingredients. Mix well – I was reduced to using my hands. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
After everything has had a chance to chill in the fridge, roll the dough out into a 16x8 rectangle on a highly floured surface …use a measuring tape and trim away excess. Spread the cranberry marmalade mixture over. Then simply ('simply'.... yeah, right…) , cut the rectangle in half and roll each half up into a pretty roll. Be prepared for filling to squeeze out everywhere and for the dough to stick to everything. Wrap (again) and chill in the freezer for a few hours.
When the little logs are sufficiently firm, simply ( 'simply'.... yeah, right…) slice and bake….. 375 degrees for about 10 minutes. Use a greased cookie sheet. Remove them immediately with a metal spatula to cool on a wire rack.
I don’t know why I get these wild ideas to try new and involved recipes. Actually I was rather pleased at how these turned out… they just took some TLC to make. Stay tuned for more Cookie Walk recipes as soon as I recover from making these.