Wednesday, December 8, 2010

`Tis the Season for ~

Click photo to enlarge and grab a cookie !.. :o)

The cookies pictured are Spiced Pumpkin Cookies that I baked this afternoon. The recipe came from Countryfolk Keepsakes's blog a couple years ago. They are such a soft delectable treat ! I love soft cookies !

The recipe...

2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg ( I used 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg and 1/4 teaspoon ginger )
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 egg


3 cups confectioner's sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all the dry ingredients except the sugar and set aside.

In another bowl, cream together sugar and butter. Add pumpkin , egg, and 1 teaspoon vanilla to butter mixture and beat till creamy. Add to dry ingredients and mix well.

Drop on ungreased cookie sheet by tablespoonfuls. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool and frost with the glaze.

To make glaze, mix all together.. You may need to add more milk or confectioner's sugar.

You can also frost with a cream cheese icing.. but baked goods with cream cheese should be refrigerated.

Below are a couple photos of my decor in the daylight. My putz village and feather tree. They are displayed on top of my old antique sewing machine.

Instead of making these cookies, I should have been writing out Christmas cards and or wrapping gifts ! That darn sweet tooth won out !



  1. We only ever get fresh pumpkins in the u.K.... Don't let any one tell you anything differnt.
    Thank you xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  2. I agree, tis the season for cookies. I baked cookies today as well. I made Snowballs, Russian Tea Cakes, Swedish Balls they are all the same delightful cookie. They are my favorite, I always make these first. On Monday I made 18 jars of Blackberry Jam (2 batches) These will be used in gift baskets for all my sweet friends and family members who have been good this year...
    I have really cut back on my Christmas baking since I went to work 5 years ago. Less is better for the waist but not for the sweet tooth.
    Prim Blessings,

  3. Love the plum pudding on the counter.I'm tired of wrapping to going to make sweets today.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  4. Linda..these look yummy and I just love the plum pudding on the counter..that is GREAT! It looks just beautiful on the cutting board with the sliced orange :)

    Thank you for sharing the recipes and wishing you a wonderful and festive day,

  5. They look so good!
    I just love pumpkin cookies!
    Thanks for sharing

  6. okay you can come to dinner as long as you bring the cookies..I love your putz village..;a:>)

  7. Hello Linda,
    everything looks wonderful. I still have to do the whole decor this weekend hopefully. Just wanted to stop by and say hello. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

  8. Hey there Linda, well guess what came for me in the mail today~!!! you are one sneaky chick!!!! I love this..and it is in my bathroom on my wall as we speak..and it looks so flipping wonderful!!!! you were only going to send me a card..and you have totally made my christmas!!!Thank you so much for this wonderful gift..I have wanted one of these and they are wonderful..and now I can't wait to burn the tarts too;) you are a sweetheart for thinking of me..truly you box smelled so good..and I love the kitty ornament tags..they are wonderful too..and I love that card..loved it all..I must go and blog about this right made my day.;)


Thank you so much for stopping by. I appreciate your visit ! Blessings, Linda