Sunday, November 20, 2011

Cranberry- Marmalade Pinwheels


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. 

9 comments:

  1. are you crazy? they look amazing though. Anything that requires a ruler is out of my scope.
    T x

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  2. the cookies look delicious! isn't 375 degrees too much? :x
    wait, which degrees? :x you're talking F right? m
    the maximum temperature in my oven is 250 ºC. but i'm gonna try those cookies anyway :)
    you have an incredible blog, im loving reading your posts.
    would you like us to follow each other?
    kisses*
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  3. Yummy looking cookies! Perfect for the season!

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  4. TO be honest - I know I don't have the patience but truly appreciate that you do!! they are beautiful and I would love to share them with you!
    mary x

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  5. For me, when it comes to baking? The bigger the challenge, the sweeter the payoff when it comes out well. As your cookies did...well done, Tracy!

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  6. These look like great cookies, but your review doesn't really make me want to try them! :-)

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  7. I think they look really tasty
    but don't think I would be able to make them
    as I need the simplest easiest recipes to succeed!

    Well done you.

    Wish I was a good cook.

    Have a very happy Thanksgiving Tracy.


    x Fiona

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  8. These look great, I love the pinwheel shape. I think that the hardest part of this recipe for me would be to get the dough into a proper rectangle. I am not very good at rolling out dough.

    You have a great blog and I am now following you!

    I would love it if you stopped by my blog and followed back!

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  9. Sometimes we don't know what we're getting into when we come up with our bright ideas to try recipes :-) The ingredients sound like a really tasty combo. Too bad the rolling and slicing part doesn't go so well.

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