Saturday, October 26, 2013

Haunted Halloween Tea Party and a Give Away!

Thank you to Vanessa at for hosting this wonderful event. Be sure to click HERE to see all the blogs that are hosting tea today

Welcome to my home, I am so glad you were able to stop by, it is such a lovely day for a Haunted Halloween Tea Party!

The beautiful colors of the season are in abundance here so I had to share but before you come inside make sure you check behind you, we don't want anything to follow you in!



The table is set...
The tea has been brewed, and...

The snacks are ready, so please sit for a spell and join me for tea. 

 I made these lovely cookies myself using this fabulous recipe I found on

Best Soft Sugar Cookies

4 Cups Flour
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/8 Teaspoon Nutmeg
2 Dashes of Cinnamon
1/4 Teaspoon Cream of Tarter
1 Cup Butter - Softened
1 1/2 Cups White Sugar
1 Egg
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
1/2 Cup Sour Cream

Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon and cream of tater in a bowl and set aside.

In another bowl, cream butter and sugar until smooth. Add egg, vanilla and sour cream, mix until blended. Add dry ingredients and mix until combined. Wrap dough in plastic warp and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Roll dough to a 1/4 inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut into shapes with cookie cutters.

Bake for 8-10 minutes, until the BOTTOM of the cookie starts to brown. Do not over bake or the cookies will crumble. Allow to cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes then move to wire rack and cool completely.

Ice with frosting of your choice. Click the eHow link above or HERE for a link to the recipe. For the recipe I used to frost my cookies click HERE.

These cookies are really yummy. They are soft yet held their shape well when baked. I hope y ou enjoy them while you are visiting today!

To celebrate this lovely Haunted Tea Party I am giving away a Brand New Set of these Awesome Cookies Cutters, a Haunted Recipe Card with the Above recipe and one for the Icing as well as an Altered Tea Tin complete with an assortment of 12 tea bags...

Here are the cookie cutters, the winners will be in the original package... these are mine :0)

To enter the Give Away all you have to do is follow my blog (if you don't already) and leave me a comment. Really, that is it!

Thanks for stopping by, I'll be visiting everyone tomorrow!

Here is the number of the comment that was picked as the winner...

And the winner is... Incipient Wings :0) Congratulations. Email me with you mailing address and I will mail you your goodies! 

** Note** I am not sure that the email link is working correctly so please email me at AutumnWindReno at 


  1. Thank you for having us over. Your house is beautiful. I love the changing colors. If only they did not come with such a brisk wind!
    That spiderweb candle holder is amazing! All the treats are devine. I knkow many of us that will be stating that diet again November 1st! (or maybe 2nd or 3rd)
    Please come visit me this weekend

  2. ✿(◔‿◔)✿
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    Thank you for having me at your place..particularly enjoyed the witches brew and those sugar cookies...please come on by and visit me..if you dare...

  3. Your home is beyond charming! It's so so lovely, and perfect in its autumn bliss!!

    I am going to make these cookies for sure. I have always wanted a realy good sugar cookie recipe, thank you so much!!

    And thank you for being a part of the Halloween magic!! Those eyeballs and boots, oh my!! love!

  4. Everything looks incredibly Spookily yummy. Thanks for the recipe too.

  5. Oh don't you just love that fall color! I love what you did with the pumpkins in the pot.They look so pretty by your door.
    Happy Halloween!

  6. Your porch decorations - the pumpkins and leaves are lovely. I'm obsessed with fall and Halloween and in fact, I leave most of mine up year round inside the house. Some people can't understand but those who are like-minded about fall colors, they can follow the magic and beauty. :)

    Thanks for letting me a part of your festivity. I'm very late in hopping to other parties, but if you haven't visited mine yet, please feel free to drop by any time. Happy Halloween! :)

  7. I enjoyed stopping by for some tea and scrumptious cookies. You have a lovely Halloween homey feeling inside and out. Thank you for sharing. I might try out this cookie recipe too. Happy Halloween....

  8. You have a beautiful home, love your decorations, good to see you again, that is a really good cookie recipe , can't wait to try it!

  9. The autumn colours are wonderful:) thank you for inviting me to your party, it was wooooooo- derful ;) happy Halloween!

  10. I'm following so please count me in on the giveaway! :)

  11. What a lovely Halloween party! Those treats look amazing and very tasty!

    If you haven't already, do come celebrate Halloween with me at my 2 little parties:

    1. Feasting with the ghosts at:

    2. Dancing with the witches at:

  12. Just love the desserts at your party! I can really appreciate it because the baking aspect is one area I lack in!

  13. Lovely Party...thanks so much for inviting me!!! I do follow your blog and I would love to be entered in your giveaway...I love to bake!!! Especially cupcakes. I invite you to come for tea at my Party:
    Hope you will join me♥

  14. Ooh
    I want to try that recipe!
    You home looks gorgeous:)
    Thanks for dropping by!

  15. Lovely party!!
    Your house is beautiful.
    Happy Halloween.

  16. Thanks for stopping by my party! I am having such a great time visiting everyone. Don't forget to stop by on Halloween night to see who won the give aways!

  17. Your décor is simply lovely! The cupcakes and cookies were yummy, too....thank you so much for having me!

    I'm a happy new follower :)

    Happy Halloween!

  18. I love the shapes of the cookies and cutters, I don't think I've ever seen a cauldron cookie cutter before. Count me in please!! Would love to try some new teas too =D Thank-you for having this lovely giveaway!!!!!

    1. Forgot to mention that I've been following your blog for awhile now =)

  19. What a lovely party and such a generous giveaway! I'm now following your blog. :)

    Though I'm running quite late, I hope you'll drop by and visit me:

  20. Wow.. Your spooky cookies are such a treat!!!