Here is a perfect recipe for your Fall Afternoon Tea Party - you won't be able to stay out of these and your kids will love them too!
I originally got this recipe from Bev Meller:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and butter the baking sheets which you will put in the refrigerator.
Ingredients: First of all blend the following together: 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 1/2 cup brown sugar, 2 eggs, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 tsp lemon juice
In a large bowl mix these together: 2 1/2 cups sifted flour, 2 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp ginger, 3/4 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp cinnamon. After combining these- mix with above 6 ingredients.
Now add these: 1 1/2 cups of canned pumpkin, 3/4 cup nuts and 3/4 cup raisins. Keep the cookie sheet cold before dropping heaping tablespoons of dough on it. And chill dough between each batch.
Bake 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Cool cookies on waxed or brown paper.
Now for the icing 1/4 cup canned pumpkin, 4 Tb melted butter, 1 lb (which is 3 3/4 cups) powdered sugar, 1/2 tsp lemon juice, pinch of salt. Wait till they cool to ice. Icing can be thinned with a little milk if too thick. Makes around 5 dozen or more.