i made these last year for christmas and they were such a hit, extremely tasty- not too sweet and ever so slightly tart, super adorable (which is why i did it in the first place, that swirl is amazing) I remember it being a bit involved me to do, but I think all baking is too involved since i'm mostly a cooking meals kindof girl and I will totally make these again this year.
Cranberry-Honey Spice Pinwheel Cookies
From EatingWell: October/November 2005
These cookies boast a bright, zesty filling and spicy aroma. They make a large batch and are extremely convenient, since you can make the logs of cookie dough ahead, then pull them out of the freezer and slice and bake as many cookies as you need.
11 Reviews for Cranberry-Honey Spice Pinwheel Cookies
Based on other reviews saying the dough was too sticky, I added an extra 1/4 cup of flour. The cookies came out perfect this way and the dough was easy to handle. I will definitely make these again.
I loved the flavor of these cookies, but I think that they would be even better if some of the butter from what would have been the original recipe was restored. I also think that amending the recipe so that just enough of the milk is used to hold the dough together would help. The original icebox cookie recipe in Joy of cooking would be a good model ... but the flavor and look of this cookie is work playing with.
These were the best cookies I ever made for our annual christmas cookie exhange. They didn't hold up well (too moist) but that may have been more to do with how I packed them. Also, I think the dough needs to be chilled a lot longer than the recipe indicates.
However, they tasted INCREDIBLE. The dough was so tasty and the filling so tasty, that we nearly ate it before we assembled the cookies.
These came out perfect. I only had access to dried cranberries (no fresh ones) and the cookies still came out perfect. The key is to remember to keep the dough super chilled at all times, otherwise it gets sticky. If you are cutting out the cookies and the dough becomes soft, just pop it in the freezer for 15 minutes or so. Remember, no need to rush the process otherwise you will be frustrated with the stickiness.
Anyway, overall I would say to give this recipe a try... it gets two thumbs up from me!