These festive cookies are made with low-bush cranberries that grow wild in Saskatchewan's parkland and north. They are often available at the Saskatoon Farmers' Market. You can also use frozen cranberries from the grocery store.
1/2 cup frozen cranberries
1/2 cup walnut pieces
3 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tbsp. honey
pinch of grated orange rind
With a sharp knife, chop the frozen berries and walnuts together until they are fine and well mixed. Stir them with the brown sugar, honey and a pinch of orange rind. Sample, adding more orange rind if necessary to suit your taste.
With a rolling pin, flatten the pastry into a rectangle approx. 12 x 8 in. Spread the cranberry-walnut mixture over the pastry. Roll from one long side to the other. With a sharp knife, cut the roll into 1/2 inch slices and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. If the circles have squished, reshape them with your fingers. Bake at 400°F for about 12 minutes.