Cranberry Crescents

Cranberry Crescents
Servings: 48 Yield: 48 crescents Prep 25 mins Chill 2 hrs Bake 350°F 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 package (6 ounces) dried sweetened cranberries
  • 2/3 cup golden raisins
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Clear sugar crystals, for garnish

Make It

1. In bowl, beat butter and sugar until creamy, 1 minute. Beat in cheese, yolks, extracts, salt; beat 1 minute. On low speed, beat in flour just until combined. Divide dough into fourths; shape into disks. Wrap; refrigerate to firm, 2 hours.

2. In processor, chop cranberries, raisins. Add juice.

3. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease large baking sheet.

4. On floured surface, roll disk of dough into 8-inch round. Spread with 1/4 cup raisin mixture. Cut into 12 wedges. Starting at outside edge, roll up each wedge to enclose filling. Transfer to prepared sheet. Repeat with remaining dough (48 cookies total). Brush with egg; top with sugar.

5. Bake in 350 degrees F oven 20 minutes, until lightly browned. Transfer to wire rack; let cool.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 48; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 105, Fat, total (g): 6, chol. (mg): 29, sat. fat (g): 4, carb. (g): 12, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 1, sodium (mg): 29, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.