Are you a Morning Person? I’ve become one. I think we can be irritating to others, we Morning People. Chatty, renewed, refreshed. Excited! Annoying.
I used to be a Nothing Person. I was never a night owl like my husband, and never really seemed like much of a morning person either. What did that make me? Sad. It made me sad. I used to know someone who insisted that she was not an afternoon person. She was no good in the afternoons, she said. What the heck does that mean anyway? I don’t even much like that person, who used to insist that, so I can’t even ask her. I just have to go on wondering. Anyway, she used to work for me, and I think she was just trying to get out of having too much asked of her in any given day.
I wish I were the type of person who could live with telling someone I worked for, Hey, I would totally do that project for you, except it’s going to require some afternoon work, and I’m just really not an Afternoon Person. Like that’s a thing.
It’s not a thing. Is it?
Know what’s absolutely a thing? Pumpkin pinwheel cookies, half-dipped in chocolate. Well, it’s at least A Thing now. Here’s how these lightly sweet, soft, pretty little things came about.
I was all set to add some orange food coloring to the vanilla layer of these Gluten-Free Pinwheel Cookies, and serve them as a Halloween treat. They’re really light and buttery, and I so enjoy them and their vanilla-chocolate charms. Then I got scared of the no-food-coloring-people again. They’re like body-snatchers, those people. That’s when I realized something (probably in the Morning).
Pumpkin is orange. That’s even the wholereason we have orange things on Halloween. That’s how it went. Exactly like that.
These pinwheel cookies are lightly sweet and fragrant with pumpkin pie spice, perfect for the season. Where the traditional chocolate-and-vanilla GF pinwheel cookies are crumbly and melt-in-your-mouth-buttery, these cookies are thick and soft. And the rich hard chocolate tops (or bottoms, depending) are the perfect complement to the chewy soft cookies below (or above, depending). And, not for nothing, but the spirals make a rather impressive presentation. Don’t you think?