Oct 18, 2017

Pumpkin Cookie Recipe and some fun card ideas!

Hi everyone - this week has been all about the rain outside - so perfect weather to cozy up with a hot drink and get crafting! I had so much fun chatting with everyone who dropped into my events last weekend - and so many of you took advantage of the specials sales on for World Cardmaking Week - way to go!! My theme was #makeacardsendacard as I always think it's not just about making a card, it's making sure you actually SEND it to someone!!

Here's the cards that we made to celebrate - so easy and will make a big impression on whoever is lucky enough to get the card from you :-)

This Christmas Card that I cased from another demo was super popular - so quick with the embossing folder, a stamped die cut oval, some ribbon, sequins and layering with great colours - what could go wrong??

These two cards use the so popular Painted Harvest Stamp set from the 2017 Holiday Catalogue, and a copy paper mask, with an oval cut out of the centre. The top card uses the oval piece as the mask - place your mask on the lower right, stamp all over, remove the mask and there is a space for your greeting. The other card uses the outside part of the mask - stamp into and around the centre part and when you take it away, you are left with a defined focal centre image - pretty cool, isn't it?  Add your greeting and done!

I had a few cards left from the last Make it Monday night and several people wanted to do an all occasion card so they made these cards - super simple but they make a big impression! The paper strips were cut from the Color Theory DSP Stacks and were available in Dapper Denim and Crushed Curry as well as the featured Old Olive and Berry Burst.

Want to make any of these cards at home?? You can shop my online store any time using this link and get all you need - or send me a message to add items to my next orders going in . . . I'm here to help you get your cards made and in the mail!

I have to tell you that the biggest hit of the World Card Making Days events was not the cards (although they were popular!) but the Pumpkin Cinnamon Cookies I made (along with the butter tarts which disappeared pretty quick!) and I have had repeated requests to give you the recipe for the cookies - so here it is!

All images and text ©Two Peas & Their Pod.

Yield: 48 cookies – Bake time: 10-12 minutes – Temp oven: 350®

Preheat oven to 350® F. Line two baking sheets with Silpat baking mats or parchment paper and set aside.


2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup pumpkin – (I used ½ 398 ml can Western Family 100% pure pumpkin)
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup cinnamon chips **


1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and spices. Set aside.
Using a mixer, cream the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. Add the pumpkin, egg, and vanilla and mix until combined, about 3 minutes. Slowly add in the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined. Stir in the cinnamon chips.
In a small bowl, mix together sugar and cinnamon. Shape dough into rounded teaspoons and roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Place balls 1 inches apart on prepared baking sheet. (I got 6 rows x 4 per row/ x 2 sheets)
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are just beginning to brown around the edges. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for two minutes. Transfer to a wire cooling rack and cool completely.

**I got my cinnamon chips from Well Seasoned in Langley – an awesome “everything food” store! (on 64th East of 200th just before Costco)

Enjoy your baking and card making - and next post I'll catch you up on our Ronald McDonald House fundraiser - it was so much fun and the cards were amazing!!

Happy Stamping!