{Wealth} Orange Huckleberry Pinwheel Cookies

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This summer I made the long trek to visit my sister Kelsey in Wyoming. While in Wyoming we made a quick trip down to Park City, Utah. What a cool, fun, historic town! Park City is home to the United States’ largest independent film festival, the Sundance Film Festival, home of the United States Ski Team, and a ton of other rich history! The town boomed in the late 1880’s when silver and gold were found and many miners flocked to the bountiful mountains to stake their claim. 

Park City oozes luxury. It’s buildings, restaurants and shops all offer a rich experience. But the true wealth found here, was the time I got to spend with my mom and sisters. It was a great girls weekend and definitely packed with new experiences that were worth their weight in gold. Focusing on moments and taking the time to step back and see how valuable they can be has helped me to really slow down and enjoy different journeys that I have embarked on this summer. So even if I did have to drive 13 hours to see my sister, it was all worth it at the end of the day because of the many memories we made along the way. 

These pinwheel cookies offer the same sweet richness the radiates from Park City’s mountain slopes. The orange citrus flavor pairs perfectly with the huckleberry jam. The cream cheese in the pastry dough creates a flaky, crispy crust that melts in your mouth. To top it all off, a perfect sprinkling of powdered sugar (to represent all that glorious snow that Park City usually hosts). These cookies can be made with any type of jam or jelly and they will defiantly add “value” to your summer menus. I will leave it up to you to add wealth in experiences and memories. 

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Orange Huckleberry Pinwheel Cookies

INGREDIENTS
Pastry
8 oz. cream cheese, softened 
2 sticks of unsalted butter, softened 
1/4 t. salt
2. c. flour
1 T. orange zest
1/4 c. powdered sugar for dusting

Filling
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2. c. powdered sugar
1 t. vanilla 
Huckleberry jam (or jam of your choice)

GUIDANCE
Prepare filling, by mixing cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Gradually add flour and salt until well combined. Mix in orange zest and divide dough into four discs. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 5 hours or overnight. 

Prepare filling by beating together cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla. Take dough out of refridgerator for a few minutes and dust your work surface with powdered sugar. Roll dough to 1/4 inch thick. Cut 3×3 inch squares and make 1 inch diagonal cuts in each corner. Transfer cookies to a parchment lined cookie sheet. Add 1/2 teaspoon of filling and 1/2 teaspoon of jam to each center. Bring every other corner of the dough to the center and press to seal. Bake for 12-15 minutes in a preheated 375 degree oven. 

Cool cookies on a cooking rack and dust generously with powdered sugar.

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