Cranberry Pinwheel Cookies Recipe

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Cranberry Pinwheel Cookies
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  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tsp. shortning
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp cream of tarter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • filling
  • 1 tsp. flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 water
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts (optional)


  1. In mixer, cream together sugar, egg, shortning and vanilla until fluffy
  2. Sift together 2 1/2 cups of flour, salt, cream of tarter and baking soda.
  3. Add alternately the flour mixture and the milk to the creamed mixture.
  4. Add the last 1/2 cup of flour gradually.
  5. Dough should be soft.
  6. Chill for atleast 45 min to one hour.
  7. While that is in the fridge, make the filling as instructed above.
  8. NOTE ** I originally made them with raisins, so if you are a rasin fan, go for it!
  9. Mix together in a small cooking pot, and cook on med heat, until it gets thick. Set aside and let cool compleatly.
  10. Once dough is chilled, roll on floured board until about 1/8th thick.
  11. Roll in an even rectangle.
  12. Spread the cooled cranberry mixture over the cookie dough.
  13. Make sure you get it to the ends.
  14. If you are adding walnuts, sprinkle evenly on cranberry mixture.
  15. Roll up gently like you would do a cinnamon roll.
  16. Slice about 1 inch thick and place on lightly greased cookie sheet.
  17. (spray cooking oil works great)
  18. Place about 2 inches apart.
  19. Bake for about 15 to 20 min. in a 350 F. oven.
  20. Make sure they are done in the middle.
  21. Cool on the baking sheet, get a big glass of milk, and enjoy!
  22. Store in an air tight container. They freeze great in freezer bags for a few weeks.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 377.97 Kcal (1582 kJ)
Calories from fat 91.69 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.19g 16%
Cholesterol 13.84mg 5%
Sodium 1058.32mg 44%
Potassium 121.68mg 3%
Total Carbs 66.6g 22%
Sugars 27.34g 109%
Dietary Fiber 4.94g 20%
Protein 6.37g 13%
Vitamin C 0.5mg 1%
Iron 2.6mg 14%
Calcium 129.7mg 13%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 312.4 Kcal (1308 kJ)
Calories from fat 75.79 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.42g 16%
Cholesterol 11.44mg 5%
Sodium 874.72mg 44%
Potassium 100.57mg 3%
Total Carbs 55.05g 22%
Sugars 22.6g 109%
Dietary Fiber 4.09g 20%
Protein 5.27g 13%
Vitamin C 0.4mg 1%
Iron 2.2mg 14%
Calcium 107.2mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 7.6
  • 10

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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