Monday, September 12, 2011


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.


Martha said...

A lovely setting and yes, pumpkin cookies are a MUST in the fall -- both with pumpkin IN them and them as pumpkins!!! (cutout sugar cookies!)

I will have to try this recipe.

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hello Bernideen,
those cookies look really tempting. And your decoration is just lovely. How beautiful is that tea set.
Best greetings, Johanna

janice15 said...

Thank you for stopping in,I have thought that very same thing the makeup is irritating it. It's not a inside thing though. It's a rash of some sort around the eye area and only on my right eye. I love your tea setting. Fall is my favorite time of year. I simply love your punch bowl set..I love the color it reminds my of the glass as a child you would win at the fair. Carnival glass. In my Victoria trade post they have a ruby red one and I have been admiring for the longest. I think I want to buy it..and this has helped convinced me. thank you again for stopping in..plz join me and come again..hugs have a lovely day. Janice..(p.s. thank you for the good advice as well)

Angela McRae said...

Sounds dee-lish! Love the taste of pumpkin, and now that the weather is cooling off here I am definitely in the mood for some fall flavors!

La Tea Dah said...

Yummy! I love pumpkin cookies and they are so filled with Vitamin A that you don't have to feel guilty about eating them! And I love your autumn header. Perfect! Enjoy a special day!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Bernideen
I like the china with the autumn leaves and pumpkin cookies sound like a great idea. I always make a pumpkin nut loaf but will try your recipe for something different.

Deanna said...

oh my goodness, you've outdone yourself.
These are delicious.

God bless,

Beth said...

Bernideen, Those look so good! To me, pumpkins and apple and squash say fall. Now, if I can get myself motivated to bake...90 degrees today...doesn't seem like fall yet. lol

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a gorgeous fall setting! I love it! You are always so creative! I copied the pumpkin cookie recipe from BST and plan on making them this week...after I catch up on the laundry from my trip! LOL!

Donna Heber said...

Your pumpkin cookies look divine Bernideen! I love your fall teapot and cups.

Bekka said...

Beautiful settings! I love fall decor!