Cranberry Orange Swirl Cookies


  • 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

InstructionsFor 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.

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