Cookie Pinwheels

Ingredients

Pastry

  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 package 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup dairy sour cream
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Filling

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  • 2 cups ground walnuts
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. grated orange rind

Directions

Prepare pastry: beat butter and cheese in large bowl with mixer until creamy. Beat in sour cream. Stir in flour and salt until firm dough forms. Add more flour if necessary. Form into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap. Chill overnight.

Prepare filling: combine nuts, sugar, cinnamon, egg and orange rind in small bowl.

Divide pastry in half, roll out half on floured surface to an 8 inch square about one-fourth inches thick. Spread half of the filling on pastry. Roll up jelly roll style. Wrap in foil. Chill for at least 1 hour. Repeat it to other half of pastry.

Lightly grease cookie sheets, cut the rolls into one-fourth inch thick slices. Place one-fourth inch apart on cookie sheet, reshape into rounds. Bake 350 degrees F. for 15 minutes or until firm and golden brown.

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This is a unique and tasty Hanukkah cookie recipe. I have never seen any other cookies like these "draidles" in Christmas cookie exchanges.
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Ingredients:

Pastry:
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup dairy sour cream
  • 2 1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
Filling:
  • 2 cups finely ground walnuts
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. grated orange rind

Directions:

Prepare pastry: Beat butter and cream cheese in large bowl with electric mixer until creamy. Beat in sour cream. Stir in flour and salt until firm dough forms. Add more flour if necessary. Form into a ball, and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill overnight.

Prepare filling: Combine nuts, sugar, cinnamon, egg, and orange rind in small bowl.

Divide pastry in half; roll out half on floured surface to an 8 inch square about 1/4 inch thick. Spread half of the filling evenly on pastry. Roll up, jelly roll style. Wrap in foil; chill for at least one hour. Repeat to do other half of pastry.

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Lightly grease two cookie sheets. Cut the rolls into 1/4-inch slices. Place 1/2 inch apart on cookie sheets; reshape into rounds.

Bake in a moderate oven (350 degrees F) for 15 minutes or until firm and golden brown. Cool on wire racks.

Source: Family Circle Magazine/December 13, 1977

By Vivian P.

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