White Chocolate Cranberry Pumpkin Cookies

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Happy official fall and pumpkin season!!!

Starting off the season with soft, fluffy pumpkin cookies stuffed with white chocolate and cranberries with a hint of orange. These are lightly sweet which helps the white chocolate shine and offset the tartness of the cranberries. A bit of orange extract makes the whole combo into this deliciously bright fall offering.

Aside from the orange, these cookies are similar to my White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies. Same condiments, different cookie. One a light and fluffy ode to fall, another a chewy classic oatmeal cookie. Both scrumptious.

Before writing up this recipe I felt a twinge of pumpkin guilt. You know, the I’m making and sharing so many pumpkin recipes and desserts that maybe everyone is already sick of them except me? Then I remembered that I actually haven’t shared any truly fall recipes on the blog yet this year! I somehow managed to hold myself off until after the autumn solstice. That doesn’t mean I haven’t been baking fally things, uh uh no. I’ve already opened one of my precious cans of pumpkin from the States (what I did with the extra room in my baggage because a small can of pumpkin costs almost 5euro in Florence) and squeaked out a batch of these pumpkin cookies, brownies with a spiced pumpkin cream cheese swirl, and pumpkin streusel coffee cake. Fall, I welcome thee with open arms.

So, I hope wherever you are in the world, you share my love for autumnal things, and enjoy baking up these White Chocolate Cranberry Pumpkin Cookies, don a sweater and some cozy socks, and read a book with a nice mug of tea. Hopefully your weather allows for that.

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Recipe adapted from Some the Wiser


White Chocolate Cranberry Pumpkin Cookies

Makes about 2 dozen cookies

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup / 240g pumpkin purée

  • 1 1/4 cups / 250g sugar

  • 1 egg

  • scant 1/2 cup / 90g oil

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1/4 tsp orange extract

  • 2 1/2 cups / 300g all-purpose flour

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 3/4 cup / 105g dried cranberries

  • 3/4 cup / 127g white chocolate chips

Directions:

Oven 350°F / 177°C. Baking sheet lined with parchment paper, silpat, or greased.

  1. Combine pumpkin, sugar, egg, oil, and extracts in a large bowl.

  2. In another medium bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt.

  3. Add dry ingredients, cranberries, and white chocolate chips to wet ingredients, stirring until evenly moistened.

  4. Drop by generous spoonful onto prepared baking sheet and bake for 9-12 minutes, or until bottom of cookies are golden brown and the center still looks a bit wet.


Jenny’s Notes:

  • I used half goji berries half cranberries last time and really liked it. Dried cranberries usually have loads of sugar and I liked that the goji berries were unsweetened.

cookies, pumpkin, white chocolate chips, cinnamon, orange, cranberry, goji berry, fall recipe
dessert
American
Yield: 24-26
Author:

White Chocolate Cranberry Pumpkin Cookies

Soft and fluffy pumpkin cookies loaded with mini white chocolate chips, dried cranberries, and goji berries with a hint of orange and cinnamon.
prep time: 25 Mcook time: 12 Mtotal time: 37 M

ingredients:

  • 1 cup / 240g pumpkin purée
  • 1 1/4 cups / 250g sugar
  • 1 egg
  • scant 1/2 cup / 90g oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp orange extract
  • 2 1/2 cups / 300g all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup / 105g dried cranberries
  • 3/4 cup / 127g white chocolate chips

instructions:

How to cook White Chocolate Cranberry Pumpkin Cookies

  1. Oven 350°F / 177°C. Baking sheet lined with parchment paper, silpat, or greased.
  2. Combine pumpkin, sugar, egg, oil, and extracts in a large bowl.
  3. In another medium bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt.
  4. Add dry ingredients, cranberries, and white chocolate chips to wet ingredients, stirring until evenly moistened.
  5. Drop by generous spoonful onto prepared baking sheet and bake for 9-12 minutes, or until bottom of cookies are golden brown and the center still looks a bit wet.

NOTES:

I used half goji berries half cranberries last time and really liked it. Dried cranberries usually have loads of sugar and I liked that the goji berries were unsweetened.

Calories

168.23

Fat (grams)

5.85

Sat. Fat (grams)

1.37

Carbs (grams)

27.70

Fiber (grams)

0.93

Net carbs

26.77

Sugar (grams)

17.09

Protein (grams)

1.99

Sodium (milligrams)

130.03

Cholesterol (grams)

8.86
Nutritional information is approximate. Based on 24 servings.
Created using The Recipes Generator
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Pinwheels 3 Ways: Avocado Veggie, Buffalo Chicken, and Thanksgiving

From top to bottom: Thanksgiving, Veggie, Buffalo Chicken

From top to bottom: Thanksgiving, Veggie, Buffalo Chicken

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Or veggie rolls, veggie wraps, or veggie roll-ups, (but that just makes me think of fruit roll-ups, blech! No offense to my fruit roll-up loving friends.  Actually, every once in a blue moon I see a fruit roll up and think, hey, that sounds good right about now.  Then I walk on.  That's the end of the story.)  Or you could just call these tortilla/veggie/cream cheese concoctions for what they are; delicious.  That would be fine.  And the truth.  

They make for a great snack or appetizer, or lunch even if you forgot just how many pinwheels you popped in your mouth.  They're also very portable, quick, and simple to make, which make them ideal for parties, potlucks, lunch at the office, you name it.  

The formula is very easy to get the hang of, think tortillas, cream cheese, and condiments/spices!  The tortilla is your playground and the cream cheese is your best friend, so get creative!  Put all those flavor combinations you dreamt up while watching Food Network, The Great British Bake-Off, and Chef's Table to work in these tortillas.  Might be more manageable than that fried parmesan cheese bowl filled with pickled cabbage, grilled chicken, diced red peppers, fresh cilantro, lemon garlic aioli swiped across the plate and turmeric sprinkled over top.  But, hey, you could totally manage to put all that in a tortilla.  You might be on to something.  

To get you started, I give you three recipes: Fresh Veggie, Buffalo Chicken, and Turkey Cranberry a.k.a. Thanksgiving.  


Avocado Veggie Pinwheels

Makes about 18 pinwheels

Ingredients: 

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Hmm, these photos could use improving upon…

  • 4 8-inch or 6 6-inch flour tortillas

  • 8 oz / 225g cream cheese, softened

  • 1/3 cup shredded carrots, or about 1-2 small carrots

  • 1/3 chopped spinach or broccoli

  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped

  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/4 tsp dill weed

  • salt and pepper, to taste

  • 1/2 cup guacamole

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together cream cheese, carrots, spinach, green onions, garlic powder, dill weed, and salt and pepper.  

  2. Distribute evenly over tortillas, spreading almost to the edges.  Spread a thick layer of guacamole over cream cheese mixture.  Roll up tightly.  

  3. Slice into approximately 1 inch slices.  Serve or chill until it's part-tay time.  

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American
Yield: 32
Author:

Avocado Veggie Pinwheels

Tortillas slathered with seasoned cream cheese, avocado, and veggies, rolled up and sliced.
prep time: 25 Mcook time: total time: 25 M

ingredients:

  • 4 8-inch or 6 6-inch flour tortillas
  • 8 oz / 225g cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup shredded carrots, or about 1-2 small carrots
  • 1/3 chopped spinach or broccoli
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp dill weed
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup guacamole

instructions:

How to cook Avocado Veggie Pinwheels

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together cream cheese, carrots, spinach, green onions, garlic powder, dill weed, and salt and pepper.
  2. Distribute evenly over tortillas, spreading almost to the edges. Spread a thick layer of guacamole over cream cheese mixture. Roll up tightly.
  3. Slice into approximately 1 inch slices. Serve or chill until it's part-tay time.

NOTES:

All quantities are very approximate. You could double basically any ingredient you want to have more filling, less filling, more flavor, less flavor. The tortilla is your playground.

Calories

54.07

Fat (grams)

3.37

Sat. Fat (grams)

1.62

Carbs (grams)

4.58

Fiber (grams)

0.50

Net carbs

4.17

Sugar (grams)

0.42

Protein (grams)

1.15

Sodium (milligrams)

79.99

Cholesterol (grams)

7.10
Nutritional information is approximate.
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Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels

Makes about 18 pinwheels

Ingredients:

  • 4 8-inch or 6 6-inch flour tortillas

  • 8 oz / 225g cream cheese, softened

  • 1/3 cup / 80g Frank's hot sauce

  • 1/2 cup cooked chopped or shredded chicken

  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped

  • 1/4 cup blue cheese, crumbled, optional

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together cream cheese, hot sauce, chicken, green onion, and blue cheese.

  2. Distribute evenly over tortillas, spreading almost to the edges.  Roll up tightly.  

  3. Slice into approximately 1 inch slices.  Serve or chill until it's part-tay time.   

pinwheel, veggie roll up, veggie wrap, buffalo chicken, blue cheese, buffalo chicken wrap, buffalo chicken pinwheel, canned chicken
American
Yield: 32
Author:

Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels

Tortillas slathered in Frank's hot sauce and cream cheese with chicken, rolled, and sliced for bite size hot wing pinwheels.
prep time: 15 Mcook time: total time: 15 M

ingredients:

  • 4 8-inch or 6 6-inch flour tortillas
  • 8 oz / 225g cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup / 80g Frank's hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup cooked chopped or shredded chicken
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese, crumbled, optional

instructions:

How to cook Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together cream cheese, hot sauce, chicken, green onion, and blue cheese.
  2. Distribute evenly over tortillas, spreading almost to the edges. Roll up tightly.
  3. Slice into approximately 1 inch slices. Serve or chill until it's part-tay time.

NOTES:

All quantities are very approximate. You could double basically any ingredient you want to have more filling, less filling, more flavor, less flavor. I often use canned chicken for the buffalo chicken. Pinwheels aren't exactly a showcase of your cooking/baking skills, anyway, so I like to keep things chop, chop. (Literally) Don't have Frank's hot sauce? Go get some. You will thank me as your life is changed forever.

Calories

57.68

Fat (grams)

3.45

Sat. Fat (grams)

1.82

Carbs (grams)

3.93

Fiber (grams)

0.21

Net carbs

3.91

Sugar (grams)

0.31

Protein (grams)

2.23

Sodium (milligrams)

133.17

Cholesterol (grams)

11.06
Nutritional information is approximate. Includes the blue cheese.
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Thanksgiving Pinwheels

Makes about 18 Pinwheels

Ingredients:

  • 4 8-inch or 6 6-inch flour tortillas

  • 8 oz / 225g cream cheese, softened

  • 1/2 cup cranberry sauce

  • 8 oz sliced deli turkey (or leftover Turkey, hey!)

  • 1/3 cup chopped spinach, optional

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl mix together cream cheese, cranberry sauce, and spinach.  Distribute evenly over tortillas, spreading almost to the edges.  

  2. Layer turkey slices over cream cheese mixture.  Roll up tightly.  

  3. Slice into approximately 1 inch slices.  Serve or chill until it's part-tay time.  

pinwheels, veggie roll ups, Thanksgiving, cream cheese, Thanksgiving pinwheel, Thanksgiving wrap, turkey, cranberry sauce, spinach
American
Yield: 32
Author:

Thanksgiving Pinwheels

Tortilla spread with cream cheese, cranberry sauce, and turkey, rolled and sliced for a nostalgic bite-sized taste of Thanksgiving.
prep time: 15 Mcook time: total time: 15 M

ingredients:

  • 4 8-inch or 6 6-inch flour tortillas
  • 8 oz / 225g cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup cranberry sauce
  • 8 oz sliced deli turkey (or leftover Turkey, hey!)
  • 1/3 cup chopped spinach, optional

instructions:

How to cook Thanksgiving Pinwheels

  1. In a medium bowl mix together cream cheese, cranberry sauce, and spinach. Distribute evenly over tortillas, spreading almost to the edges.
  2. Layer turkey slices over cream cheese mixture. Roll up tightly.
  3. Slice into approximately 1 inch slices. Serve or chill until it's part-tay time.

NOTES:

All quantities are very approximate. You could double basically any ingredient you want to have more filling, less filling, more flavor, less flavor. Like I said, the tortilla is your playground. I like the spinach, it gives it a nice punch of color. It also makes the roll versatile for Christmas, beautiful red and green!

Calories

61.73

Fat (grams)

3.08

Sat. Fat (grams)

1.56

Carbs (grams)

6.19

Fiber (grams)

0.31

Net carbs

6.07

Sugar (grams)

1.93

Protein (grams)

1.98

Sodium (milligrams)

138.33

Cholesterol (grams)

11.00
Nutritional information is approximate. Includes spinach.
Created using The Recipes Generator

Jenny's Notes:

  • All quantities are very approximate.  You could double basically any ingredient you want to have more filling, less filling, more flavor, less flavor.  Like I said, the tortilla is your playground.  

  • I like the spinach in the Thanksgiving roll, it gives it a nice punch of color.  It also makes the roll versatile for Christmas, beautiful red and green! 

  • Speaking of the Thanksgiving roll, you could probably make a much more legitimate roll by using all Thanksgiving leftovers in a roll...gravy instead of cream cheese...nah that'd be gross.  

  • I usually use canned chicken for the buffalo chicken.  Pinwheels aren't exactly a showcase of your cooking/baking skills, anyway, so I like to keep things chop, chop.  (Literally) 

  • Don't have Frank's hot sauce?  Go get some.  You will thank me as your life is changed forever.  


White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

"Delicious Oats.  Sweet Oats.  Lovely, crunchy oats!  Splendid Oats."  If you've ever seen the live-action talking horse Black Beauty, you'll know what I'm talking about.  If you haven't, then you probably think I'm crazy and really like oats.  I'm not denying that.  But if you fall into the latter category and have never seen Black Beauty, the I suggest you make these cookies, pop a large bowl of popcorn, and do yourself a favor and enjoy this classic.  The stuff of childhood.   

We all love oatmeal cookies, yes? Probably also oatmeal cranberry cookies, those little tart chunks of cranberry a midst the chewy sweet oat cookie. Add white chocolate chips and you just took a classic to a whole new level!

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A recipe by Jenny


White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Makes about 2 dozen cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cup / 210g all-purpose flour

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 3/4 cup / 169g oil

  • 1 1/4 cups / 250g sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 3 cups / 270g rolled oats

  • 1 1/2 cups / 255g white chocolate chips

  • 1 1/2 cups / 225g dried cranberries

Directions:

Oven 350°F / 177°C. Ungreased or silpat lined baking sheet.

  1. In a medium bowl whisk together flour, salt, and baking soda. 

  2. In another large bowl combine oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla; mix well. 

  3. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir to combine.  Stir in oats, chips, and cranberries until evenly distributed. 

  4. Drop by spoonfuls onto baking sheet and bake for 7-9 minutes, until edges are set but centers are still soft and wet looking.  Allow to cool for a few minutes before removing from baking sheet.

Jenny's Notes:

  • Dried cherries are also a delicious combination with white chocolate.  And if you live in Traverse City, Michigan, it may be obligatory for you to try it at least once...;)

  • In Italy only mini chocolate chips exist, so although you may see mini in the photos feel free to use normal sized chips! Actually, I don’t know that I’ve seen mini white chocolate chips readily available in the States…?

oatmeal cookies, cranberry, white chocolate
dessert
American
Yield: 24
Author:

White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Chewy oatmeal cookies with tart cranberries and sweet white chocolate chips.
prep time: 20 Mcook time: 9 Mtotal time: 29 M

ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cup / 210g all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup / 169g oil
  • 1 1/4 cups / 250g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups / 270g rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups / 255g white chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups / 225g dried cranberries

instructions:

How to cook White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

  1. Oven 350°F / 177°C. Ungreased or silpat lined baking sheet.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together flour, salt, and baking soda.
  3. In another large bowl combine oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla; mix well.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir to combine. Stir in oats, chips, and cranberries until evenly distributed.
  5. Drop by spoonfuls onto baking sheet and bake for 7-9 minutes, until edges are set but centers are still soft and wet looking. Allow to cool for a few minutes before removing from baking sheet.

NOTES:

Dried cherries are also a delicious combination with white chocolate.

Calories

269.65

Fat (grams)

11.77

Sat. Fat (grams)

2.80

Carbs (grams)

38.82

Fiber (grams)

1.89

Net carbs

36.93

Sugar (grams)

23.64

Protein (grams)

3.55

Sodium (milligrams)

166.25

Cholesterol (grams)

17.73
Nutritional information is approximate and based on 24 servings of 1 cookie each.
Created using The Recipes Generator