Orange & Fig Pinwheels

Orange & Fig Pinwheels

These beautiful cookies are better than a fig bar anytime!

60 min. prep time
72 cookies
252 Ratings



1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon freshly grated orange zest
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda


1 (9-ounce) package dried Mission figs, chopped
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup orange juice


Combine butter, 3/4 cups sugar and brown sugar in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add eggs, orange zest and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour and baking soda; beat at low speed until well mixed.

Divide dough in half; wrap each in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate 2 hours or overnight until firm.

Place figs and 1/4 cup sugar in food processor bowl fitted with metal blade. Add orange juice. Cover; process 1-2 minutes or until smooth.

Place fig mixture into 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 4-6 minutes or until mixture is thickened. Remove from heat. Let stand 30-45 minutes or until cool.

Roll out dough, one-half at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), on lightly floured surface to form 10x9-inch rectangle. Spread with half of cooled fig mixture, leaving 1/2-inch border at two long sides. Roll up tightly, starting with short side, to form 9-inch log. Wrap in plastic food wrap. Repeat with remaining dough and filling. Freeze 2 hours or overnight.

Heat oven to 375°F.

Remove 1 log from freezer. Slice into 1/4-inch slices with sharp knife; place onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 6-8 minutes or until lightly browned. Repeat with remaining log.

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Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 70

Fat: 2.5g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 30mg

Carbohydrates: 10g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #11266©2000Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I've made these cookies for several years and they've been great. I've added more orange zest as I love the flavor. These are good because they don't rely on chocolate for appeal and are different from the usual holiday cookie.I always get my timing wrong - I make the fig & orange paste first and then realize I should have made it well after the dough has had a chance to chill (like the next night) - but that's my fault because I don't read the recipe through. No harm, I just refrigerate until I'm ready to use it.
This is a 5 star recipe. The taste is scrumptious and it is not too difficult to make. The dough is a bit pastey and as a result tricky to handle. But the trouble and time are well worth the finished product. I take these to work every year and everyone loves them!

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