I make cookies quite a bit and I usually make them from scratch but I have a few friends that "don't do" home made so this recipe is for them. I'm calling them ALMOST HOME MADE COOKIES.
Purchase a roll of sugar cookie dough
Fresh cranberries (1 cup)
Finely chopped pecans (1 cup or 8 oz.)
brown sugar (1/4 cup)
flour (3/4 cup)
Make the filling first: Use a chopper or blender or knife to chop the cranberries up pretty fine. If you purchased the tiny pecan pieces you won't have to chop those. But if you didn't...chop them up fine also. Mix 1 cup chopped cranberries + 1 cup chapped pecans + 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar. Set it aside.
Now use a rolling pin...or a tall can of vegetables...or even a jar to roll the dough out in a 1/4" flat triangle. A small amount of flour rubbed on the rolling pin and over the dough will minimize the dough from sticking to it. The triangle does not need to be perfect. Stop fretting...it will be okay. Look at my photo...it's not perfect.
Use a knife or rubber spatula to spread half of the filling onto the triangle of dough. Gently work the edges on one side loose from the counter and roll the dough with the filling inside so it looks like a log. Wrap it in plastic wrap and put in the fridge or freezer until you are ready to bake. (It needs some cool down time so it will retain its round shape when you cut it)
What do you think? Aren't they pretty? People will think you're a genius!