Autumn Pumpkin Cookies

I'm here, sweet friends!
I'm finally here with a post. . .
a real post and not just a book review 

First of all, how are you?
I would love to hear how you are doing
and what you have been up to for the last month.
Are you enjoying your autumn?
I sincerely hope all is well in your neck of the woods.

All is well here in the mountains.
We have been busy with school and so far it's a great year.
We use the BJUPress curriculum and this year
we decided to use the DVDs so it's like my son is in his very own classroom 
with his very own teacher for each subject.
We absolutely love it!
Since my son uses the laptop to watch each lesson for each subject
it means I don't get the computer until later in the afternoon
which is part of the reason you haven't seen me blogging.
I must confess that the break from the laptop has been good for me.

Also, I have been busy stocking my Etsy shop
with Christmas goodies.
Can you believe Christmas is only 2 months away?!
I would love for you to stop by for a visit at
I will give you a sneak peek of some of the handmade delights
at the end of the post.

Now. . .  
you are probably wondering about those pumpkin cookies I mentioned in my title.
Well, here is the delicious recipe, my friends.
These cookies were originally supposed to be pumpkin whoopie pies,
but they turned out much too fluffy.
Making whoopie pies out of these would have been quite the mouth full!
So simple cookies they became.

* * Autumn Pumpkin Cookies * *

Ingredients needed:

1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 and 3/4 cups light brown sugar packed
2 tablespoons unsulfered molasses
2 large eggs
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
3 and 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese ,softened
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 375ºF.
Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
In a large mixing bowl beat together the butter, oil, sugar, and molasses.
Beat in the eggs one at a time, until combined.
Stir in the pumpkin puree.

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda,
salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves.
Stir with a whisk.
Add the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture, stir just until moistened.
Using a 1 tablespoon size cookie scoop,
drop mixture 2-inches apart onto the prepared baking sheet.
Bake for 16 to 18 minutes, or until the cookies feel firm.
Cool cookies on the pan for 5 minutes
before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the frosting,
beat together the cream cheese and butter until fluffy.
Slowly beat in the confectioner's sugar until smooth.
Add the vanilla and cinnamon.
Beat until blended.
Spread onto the top of each cookie.
Or if your cookies are so "fluffy and tall"
feel free to make these into whoopie pies.


 It looks like Stripester wants a bite

And before I "sign off"
here are a few goodies you will find at
Rose Petal Blessings
Like I mentioned,
the shop is fully stocked and ready for the holidays.

Tote Bags 
for any occasion

Gift Bags

Zippered Pouches

Aprons and Tea Cozies

Tea Time Goodies

Christmas Ornaments
and Stockings

And so much more, my friends.

Have a beautiful day!

Love and hugs to you!

* * * * * * * * *

As many of you are aware,
my grandmother has been through a lot these last 3 months.
I know several of you follow my mom's blog 
and you likely saw the update about her having brain surgery this past Sunday.
I am truly amazed at what dear lady has been through
and yet the Lord continues to give her the strength to carry on.
I will not go into detail since I know most of you are kept up-to-date by my mom,
but I wanted to thank each and every one of you for praying.
The family and I greatly appreciate your love, thoughts, and prayers.


50 and counting said...

Good to hear what's been happening in your life.

Good Vibes from the North to you and yours.

Sylvia said...

Good to see back here, Stephanie. Everything looks so good, the cookies and your Etsy shop. I've missed you. Just a few more days and it will be November, my how this year has flown by.
Take care my friend!

Bernideen said...

Such wonderful hand sewn items! The cookies look delicious!

Mrs. Chrissy T said...

Such beautiful items. I love it all. Thanks for sharing recipe. We are plugging away here withbour school. Many blessings.

Mrs. Chrissy T said...

Such beautiful items. I love it all. Thanks for sharing recipe. We are plugging away here withbour school. Many blessings.

Kate Yetter said...

Wow! So much going on in your life. These cookies look so yummy! While pumpkin whoopie pies sound amazing these certainly turned into a happy mistake. Thank you for sharing the recipe. I need to start fall baking!
I remember when I was homeschooled I used A Beka videos. It was nice not having my parents teach me😉. I am sure they enjoyed the break as well.
I can't believe that Christmas is only 2 months. I am hoping life slows down soon so that I can start Christmas crafting. Have a great weekend!

Karen said...

You have been busy with all the pretty Christmas gifts and ornaments. I am sorry to hear about your grandmother's illness. Get well blessings to her

Linda said...

Its always so nice to see you. Keeping your family in prayer, sweet friend.

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Hello Stephanie, so lovely to hear from you.
Prayers for you Mom and Gran. Glad to hear that your Son is having fun with his studies.
Life can be very hectic and I find the computer can be very time consuming so I try not to go on it so much. My family are happy as they welcome the home baking and I'm happy as I keep on top of all the household chores.
Your recipe looks delicious. Yours is the second one that I've seen using Pumpkin Purree. I looked on Tesco's and they do stock Baking Buddy Natural Pumpkin Puree so I shall have to see if it is stock in our local supermarket.
You have been busy with your beautiful crafts. I love your bags and aprons.
Enjoy what remains of October with hugs from us :)

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Hi Stephanie, it's so nice to hear from you. You sound like you are so busy! I love your pumpkin cookies and the recipe looks so good. Thanks I will have to give this a try.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Dear Stephanie,
It was so nice to see this post from you.
Sending my good thoughts and prayers for you, your Mom and Gran at this time.

I'm pleased that your son's studies are going well.
Lovely to see all of your Christmas Goodies, they do all look lovely, and your Autumn Pumpkin Cookies look delicious.

Take Care

All the best Jan

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh my, these pumpkin cookies sure look good. They look a bit like scones. The frosting makes them even Yummier. I see you've been working on many wonderful things. The tea coasters are so pretty. I especially like the red polka dot ones and the grey ones. That would be nice for someone to get a surprise in the red cardinal gift bag, it's beautiful.

Wishing you wonderful days in November coming up, and it's always a pleasure to visit with you, Stephanie.

love, ~Sheri

Deborah Montgomery said...

Wow, you have been busy my friend! Your etsy store is chock full of lovely items for Christmas. And those pumpkin cookies look delicious. I made whoopee pies once and they were so good. But I can see where those would be a real mouthful! Glad to see a post from you, and glad to hear your homeschooling curriculum is working out so well. Yes, your dear grandma has been through so much. Your mother, and the Lord, has been taking such good care of her. xo Deborah

Dianna said...

Oh, my, dear Stephanie, those cookies look SO good! I will no doubt be giving them a try! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

I continue to pray for your grandmother. My sweet mama went home to be with the Lord on October 9th. Her days of suffering are now over and she rests with Him, free of pain and heartache. I miss her so much, but knowing that she was a Believer in Jesus brings me much comfort.


Margie said...

Your pumpkin cookies look sooooo much better than the ones I got from the grocery store. Next time, I'll try them with cream cheese icing. I'll continue to remember your grandmother in my prayers. Now I'm off to check your Etsy shop.

Anonymous said...

Hello Stephanie, yea a couple of people was wondering how to season there cast iron, I really miss mine but with my electric stove I found they just did not cook meals very well...
Hope you are having a Blessed week...

Mari said...

The cookies look so good and your creations are as sweet as ever. Glad school is going well!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

You have been a busy busy girl!! I agree that taking a break from the computer is a good thing. I work on a computer for my job and then often turn right to my laptop after work to start blog stuff and working on my Sunday school lesson and on and on . . . Too much sometimes. Your Christmas goodies in your shop are so beautiful. I really love the vintage-type prints, especially that gift bag with the cardinal and the postcard print tea mat. I use my tea mat nearly every day. It's on my writing desk where I usually have my devotions. I treat myself to a nice, cup of tea while studying.

krishna said...

mmm!! delicious cookies...

Tamago said...

Glad to see your update! But getting break from laptop is good indeed :-) I love pumpkin and your pumpkin cookies look sooo yummy!
I hope your grandmother will recover soon from the surgery. Hugs xo

Michele said...


Your wares are absolutely beautiful! You are so talented.

Your cookies look very much like scones! (And I loooooove scones!)

If you only put in one egg they won't puff up as much, in case you didn't know that.

ALSO - as you know I have been MIA for a while and didn't know till this very minute about your Momma!!!! I feel terrible for being such a negligent friend.

Please know your Mom and your Grandma are in my prayers. God bless you, too! Have a blessed weekend. ♥

Carla from The River said...

Thank you for the recipe.
I am happy school is going well. A true blessing.
I am sending prayers and hugs for you and your family.

Anonymous said...

These cookies look so delicious. I love seeing all the pretties in your shop. May the Lord continue to bless your Grandmother as she recovers from surgery.
Have a blessed weekend.

mamasmercantile said...

The pumpkin cookies look delicious. You are an inspiration with all your beautiful makes in your shop, a real delight to visit. Hope your Grandmother continues with a blessed and speedy recovery.

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

The cookies look delicious, dear Stephanie, and you have some darling things in your shop! Sending prayers for your dear grandmother. Hugs xo Karen

Anna said...

A busy bee making yummy cookies ;)
And lovely creations for her Etsy shop ! Good for you !
Have a lovely weekend !

Debbie said...

i have missed these posts stephanie...i am well, awesome in fact, still on a high from my wonderful trip!! the cookies look wonderful, very yummy. and i wanted to tell you that i carried my knitting in the bag you made for me at the festival and i got (you got) several compliments on how beautiful it was!! it is perfect for me!!!

Cranberry Morning said...

Nothing better than pumpkin cookies with cream cheese frosting!! Perfect! And I love the totes you made for me, Stephanie. They are going to be Christmas presents. (except for one, which I'm keeping). :-) xoxo

Net - "It's a Wonderful Movie" said...

MMMMmmmmm!!!! That looks delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

All your Etsy items look so lovely! You have such a gift to create such beautiful things... treasures!!! Keepsakes!!!

Blessings, Net :)

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Stephanie, Such a beautiful post filled with eye candy and tasty treats. First, I am so glad your grandmother is doing well and recovering. Prayers continue for her each day.
Thank you for sharing this delicious cookie recipe. These little bits of goodness look so yummy.
So glad your son is doing so well with his schooling. This is always a blessing!!
Love your beautiful shop treasures filling the shelves for Christmas. You certainly have been busy and I love everything.

Busy here too but so nice to catch up with you this morning. Have a wonderful weekend and fall season my friend. Love you xo

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

The pumpkin cookies look absolutely delectable, Stephanie, and with frosting even better!!!! Thank you for sharing the recipe with us, and showing all your pretty things that you've been busy making for your shop. Happy weekend to you and your dear family!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

P.S. Prayers continue for your grandma! She has been through so much, but is amazing.

Vee said...

Nice to find you home! Your son’s schoolyear sounds very interesting. I am glad that he is enjoying the experience. Wow! Your shop really is filled with all sorts of lovely things. I must visit.

Chas' Crazy Creations said...

These look delightful! I can hardly wait to try them. You're handmade items are just so beautiful and I am so impressed every time I see them. What a gift you have! Hugs my friend!

Anonymous said...

How beautiful everything is in this post.

Creations By Cindy said...

The cookies look yummy Stephanie. Looks like several of us have been in the cooking making mood. Love all the pretties you have shown us too. Was good to hear that your grandmother is much better. I try to keep up with her on your mom's blog. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs and blessings, Cindy


I made a copy of the pumpkin cookies to make soon! Thank you.
That is great news about your Grandma, they are so special. I do miss mine. You have made some sweet gifts in your etsy shop.

Olivia Bell said...

Wow, these look lovely! I was just wanting to make a pumpkin recipe and these look perfect, I am going to make this recipe this week! {{smiles}}

And your dear creations are so beautiful, I absolutely love them! {{smiles}}

God bless you, my friend!

Anonymous said...

Pumpkin cookies - oh yum, Stephanie!

I used the Abeka high school curriculum DVDs for my two youngest children. I was very pleased with them. xo

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

Wow I can see why you haven't posted for awhile.. you've been super busy making those darling things for your Etsy shop! I want them all! They are just precious. Besides loving all the fabric that you use, I love what you make. The totes are darling, the gift bags so pretty, and love, of course, the teacup coasters. I may need more! Love also the pink zipper bag. Oh sweet. I made some cookies similar to these last year, gluten free, and they came out pretty soft and fluffy, like little cakes. And the cream cheese frosting made them extra yummy. I think I posted them on my blog. Oh... and I told you I'd let you know when I re-opened my Etsy shop, and I just did a few days ago! I did't re-list some of the things, just Fall and Christmas related mostly, but have lots more "waiting in the wings". Also, I've been addicted to making little photo books/brag books, so need to get those added to my shop this weekend. My shop is: MyPinkPaperCottage Take care.... you are courageous for home schooling! Hugs.. Marilyn

magnoliasntea said...

Hi there! Loved seeing your post and what a beauty it is. Those cookies look scrumptious. Thank you for the recipe. Loved the photos of your shop goodies. If I didn't sew I'd be there in a heartbeat buying all the pretties.
Have a great weekend!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Those pumpkin cookies look delicious. Thinking of you and your family.

Conniecrafter said...

so good to see you posting, it has been a very busy October with us going on a few trips we just got back celebrating our anniversary. Good to hear that the new curriculum is working out so well.
The cookies look so good :)
You have some beautiful new goodies in your shop, I am sure they will go quickly. I love the beautiful lace you have added to them!!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Sounds like your family is made from strong women. And we know where that strength comes from! I am so happy to hear your Grandma is doing well, which means your Mom is too. I just love the spices in your cookies. I make pumpkin cookies every year but mine don't have all of that goodness! Your shop is so full of delightful new things. You have been busy. I did not realize that you homeschooled so now I am wondering wherever you find the time to do all that you do. Ah, you are young and I was quite productive at your age too. It is so nice to see how you enjoy your life.

Teri said...

Dear Stephanie

Oh my goodness those Autumn Pumpkin Cookies look absolutely delicious. I love all things pumpkin. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

I also love all the little treasures in your Etsy Shop. I love all of the handmade treasures that I have purchased from you. I have given some for gifts and they have been loved by those who received them. Thank you for pretty handmade treasures.

I hope that you have a warm and cosy week.

Homespun Hugs ♥ Teri

Oliva Ohlson said...

Yeah...! It's so nice to have you back! I'm craving these cookies...NOW!
You sure have been busy and all of your handmade artwork is simply beautiful!

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

So good to see you posting again, and I truly can understand the busy-ness of life! How wonderful that your son can do his classes now somewhat on the laptop, although that does mean much less time on the computer for you, I know that is a bit of a tough trade-off. But you have made the most of your time with all the gorgeous treasures you have sewn! You never cease to amaze me with all the creativity that you have! I have been praying for your grandmother, and mother, and believing that the Lord will continue to give her healing throughout this difficult journey she is on. I appreciate your friendship so much, and it is always a joy to stop by to see what is happening in your life. Blessings and hugs to you :)

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies said...

You have certainly been busy my friend! I'm still lacking on the blog posting, but doing better on my reading time. Your cookies sound perfect for the season, and I know my cookie fanatics would love if I baked a batch!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Your sweet grandma has been through so much and now there's an additional mountain for her to climb. She's obviously a strong lady and I pray that she will come through this with flying colours. Thank you for the recipe - there's a can of pumpkin in the pantry and it just might have to get opened!

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