Cherry Butter Cookies Recipe

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Try our melt-in-your-mouth Cherry Butter Pinwheel Cookies recipe for a perfect blend of buttery and cherry sweetness in every bite.

Cherry Pinwheel Cookies

Indulge in the delightful taste of Cherry Butter Pinwheel Cookies, a perfect treat for any occasion.

These beautiful pinwheel cookies feature a buttery texture and a swirl of cherry flavor, making them a tempting choice for both cookie enthusiasts and those who love the taste of cherries.

When it comes to baking with cherries, just like our Bailey Cherry Trifle dessert, the combination of buttery goodness and fruity sweetness in these cookies is hard to resist.

The recipe calls for basic ingredients like butter, sugar, and all-purpose flour.

With just a few simple steps, you can create a batch of these delicious pinwheel cookies.

The result? Crisp, light-textured butter cookies with a mild cherry flavor that will add a delightful pop of color to any cookie tray.

A plate with a plate of pastries with jam and powdered sugar.

Whether you’re baking for a special occasion or simply satisfying your sweet tooth, these Cherry Butter Pinwheel Cookies are sure to impress.

Why We Love This Recipe

  • Divine flavor combination: The luscious cherry butter jam marries beautifully with the creamy dough, hitting all the right sweet and fruity notes.
  • Perfect crispness: Achieving just the right amount of crunch on the outside, each cookie has a satisfying snap that contrasts its soft interior.
  • Easy to make: This recipe is straightforward, requiring no special techniques, which makes it perfect for bakers of all skill levels.
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Ingredients and Preparation

To make these delightful Cherry Pinwheel Cookies, you will need the following ingredients:

  • Cream cheese
  • Unsalted butter
  • Flour; plus more for rolling cookies
  • Cherry butter jam (Buc-ees has a great one)
  • Powdered sugar for dusting

For exact measurements, please see the printable recipe card below.

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How to Make Cherry Butter Cookies

Mix cream cheese and softened unsalted butter in a stand mixer. Add in three cups of flour. Mix well.

Wrap and place in the fridge for 1 hour to overnight. Overnight has the best results.

Place a quarter of the dough on a dough board and roll out to a thin layer. Cut into 1 1/2 inch squares.

Then using a pizza dough cutter slice the corners lengthwise into the center of the square. Do this on all four corners.

A series of photos showing the process of making cookies.

Leaving some uncut in the middle where the jam will be placed. Put a small amount of cherry butter jam into the center of the square.

Place one corner end into the center then skip the next then do the next one to the center and repeat. Use a little water to press all of them together in the center.

This allows them to stay well when baking. Don’t skip this step or they will rise up and not look like a pinwheel.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Place the cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

A baking sheet with star shaped pastries on it.

Bake for 13 to 15 minutes till light golden brown on the edges.

Remove to cooling rack.

Dust with powdered sugar.

They don’t have to be pinwheel-shaped. You can choose to make them any way you want. They will still taste the same.

A plate of Cherry Butter Cookies with powdered sugar on it.

Store in an airtight container.

These delicious Cherry Pinwheel Cookies are now ready to be enjoyed!

Cherry Butter Cookies Printable Recipe Card

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Cherry Butter Pinwheel Cookies

Yield: 20
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes

Try our melt-in-your-mouth Cherry Butter Pinwheel Cookies recipe for a perfect blend of buttery and cherry sweetness in every bite.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter
  • 3 cups flour; plus more for rolling cookies
  • 1 cup cherry butter jam
  • powdered sugar for dusting

Instructions

  1. Mix cream cheese and softened unsalted butter in a stand mixer. Add in three cups of flour. Mix well.
  2. Wrap and place in the fridge for 1 hour to overnight. Overnight has the best results.
  3. Place a quarter of the dough on a dough board and roll out to a thin layer. Cut into 1 1/2 inch squares.
  4. Then using a pizza dough cutter slice the corners lengthwise into the center of the square. Do this on all four corners. Leaving some uncut in the middle where the jam will be placed.
  5. Put a small amount of cherry butter jam into the center of the square. Place one corner end into the center then skip the next then do the next one to the center and repeat. Use a little water to press all of them together in the center. This allows for them to stay well when baking. Don't skip this step or they will rise up and not look like a pinwheel.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  7. Place the cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  8. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes till light golden brown on edges. Remove to cooling rack. Dust with powdered sugar.
  9. Store in airtight container. Cherry butter pinwheel cookies on a plate.
Nutrition Information
Yield 20 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 273Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 50mgSodium 48mgCarbohydrates 24gFiber 1gSugar 8gProtein 3g

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Serving and Storage

How to Serve

These Cherry Pinwheel Cookies are best served at room temperature.

The buttery texture and mild cherry flavor are most enjoyable when the cookies have softened slightly.

To serve, simply take the cookies out of the container and let them sit at room temperature for a few minutes.

Storage Tips

For storing these delightful treats, it is important to keep them fresh and preserve their deliciousness.

You can store the Cherry Pinwheel Cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for 3-5 days.

However, if you want to extend their freshness, refrigerating them is a better option.

The cookies will stay fresh for a longer period when stored in the refrigerator.

Freezing Tips

If you wish to freeze the cookies for future enjoyment or gifting, place the cookies in a freezer-friendly container with a tight-fitting lid.

If the cookies are iced, layer parchment paper between each cookie to prevent sticking.

The Cherry Pinwheel Cookies can be frozen for up to three months, retaining their taste and texture.

When it’s time to thaw the frozen cookies, place them on a wire rack until fully thawed.

This will help them regain their crispness and freshness.

Once thawed, you can package the cookies in cellophane bags or a cookie tin/box for gifting or storing.

Cherry Butter Cookies Conclusion

In conclusion, these Cherry Butter Pinwheel Cookies are a delightful addition to any holiday cookie tray or special occasion.

With their buttery texture and mild cherry flavor, they are sure to please both young and old.

Whether you’re enjoying them yourself or gifting them to loved ones, these cookies are a surefire way to spread some sweet cheer.

With their eye-catching swirl and burst of cherry goodness, these cookies are not only delicious but also visually appealing.

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