You can switch out the cherry preserves and dried cherries for another fruit that comes in both spread and dried form, such as apricot, currant, or blueberry.

Recipe by Cooking Light December 2015


Credit: Linda Pugliese; Styling: Kaitlyn Du Ross Walker

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20 mins
1 hr 25 mins
Serves 20 (serving size: 1 cookie)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Weigh or lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours, ground pistachios, and salt in a bowl; stir with a whisk.

  • Place butter, sugar, and cream cheese in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well combined (5 minutes). Beat in vanilla. Add flour mixture; beat just until combined. Turn dough out onto a work surface; divide in half. Shape each portion into a disk; wrap each in plastic wrap. Chill 30 minutes.

  • Preheat oven to 350°.

  • Place 1 dough disk on a lightly floured work surface. Roll dough into a 10-inch circle. Spread 1/4 cup fruit spread over dough. Sprinkle half of cherries over top. Cut circle into 10 wedges, as you would a pizza. Beginning with long side, roll up each wedge. Place rolls, point sides down, 2 inches apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat procedure with remaining dough disk, fruit spread, and chopped cherries.

  • Brush dough with milk; sprinkle with turbinado sugar. Bake at 350° for 22 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely.

  • Bake a Second Batch

  • You can easily accommodate a double batch of dough in a large bowl. Divide into fourths, shaping each into a disk. Work with one portion at a time as you shape the cookies, and keep the rest chilled until you're ready for them.

Nutrition Facts

120 calories; fat 6.2g; saturated fat 3.2g; mono fat 1.6g; poly fat 0.6g; protein 2g; carbohydrates 14g; fiber 1g; cholesterol 13mg; sodium 66mg; calcium 16mg.