So pretty aren’t they? :) These lovely cookies are easy to make and taste great. Just the right amount of sweetness! I did substitute almonds for the pecans as that’s what I had on hand, and I added a little almond extract to the filling. I was a bit short on filling, so some of the dough is plain, but the cookies are still wonderful, perfect with a cup of tea or coffee!
I found this recipe in this massive book called 400 Sensational Cookies by Linda Amendt. These Cranberry Orange Spirals are actually featured on the cover, but I didn’t even notice that until after I made them! I had gone through the entire book one night and bookmarked a BUNCH of recipes, and chose to make this one first as they seemed perfect for Thanksgiving. Since this one went so well, I will definitely be making more from this great book!
I’ll give you the correct recipe below and just jot my notes and adjustments under the step by step photos. Hope you make them, they are wonderful!
Cranberry Orange Spirals
from 400 Sensational Cookies
(Amanda’s Note: I used the right amount of cranberries but only 1/3 cup of finely chopped almonds and 1/3 cup orange marmalade as that’s all I had left. I also added 1/2 teaspoon almond extract to the filling ingredients. Because I was short, I had to adjust how much of the dough received filling. No matter, even the unfilled cookies were great.)