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A Leaf Day

Leaf cookie 

We had a leaf day the other day. Which is perfect because I have to say the fall color this year is amazing. We waxed leaves that we had pick and pressed, a couple of days before. We put them on our window with museum wax. We also made Spiced Semolina leaves. They were really good. The semolina and corn starch give them a nice crisp texture. They are spicy, but lightly. The coriander gives them a slight orange flavor. We will makes these again.

Leaf window

Spiced Semolina Leaf Cookies

3/4 cup white flour

1/4 cup semolina flour

2 TBL. corn starch

1/2 tsp. ground coriander, ginger, cinnamon

1/2 tsp. salt

1 stick of butter, softened

1/2 cup evaporated cain or sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

Sift together flours, spices, corn starch, salt and set aside.

In a mixing bowl cream together butter and sugar. Scrap down bowl and add vanilla. Scrap down bowl and add dry ingredient. Mix till comes together.

Roll out 1/4 inch think, cut with cookie cutter and set on a greased cookie sheet. You can re-roll a second time. Set cookie sheets in fridge for 1/2 hour to re-chill butter (this is important or you cookies will spread too much)

Pre-heat oven 350. Bake 8-10 minutes. Till edges lightly brown. Transfer to cooling rack. When completely cool ice.

Make about a dozen cookies


1 cup confectioners sugar, 1/2 tsp. vanilla and drops of water till you have a thick but creamy constancy.


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Mari at Once Upon a Plate

Clarice, I love how you decorated your windows~ so pretty! And your cookies, too. I would love those, I'll bet the texture and flavor is delightful.


P.S. Who knew that we're practically neighbors? Thanks for letting me know. I've never been to your town, but it looks LOVELY! Such a welcoming entrance. thanks for sharing. :) xo



How beautiful! I love the waxed leaves. Thank you for sharing the recipe, you always cook the most wonderful things.


I love the spice mixture. Almost the same as Chai tea spices that I love.
I noticed on my walk this morning a glorius colored leaf. It was red, orange, brown and golden yellow as though a paint brush had splashed it with the Automne tones.
Love you leaves.
I kind of missed the leaves I've been so busy with Christmas.

Jill x00

Pearl Maple

The thought of coriander, ginger and cinnamon is too tempting.
Thanks for sharing.


What a lovely day! I love the leaves in the windows and the cookies look great. Thanks for sharing the recipe.



Those cookies not only sound good, they look beautiful.
Thank you Clarice !

Jean Tuthill

I love the fall leaves on the window. The recipe sounds really good. I'll have to look for the semolina flour first though. I love the recipes that you post. Thanks for sharing.


Clarice, those cookies look scrumptious!

Cathy Santarsiero

Greetings, Clarice! I've never tried cookies made with semolina, only bread made with it. I will have to give these a try. Your leaves look so pretty, too!


Those cookies look wonderful, Clarice ~ thanks for sharing the recipe. Love the leaves on the windows!



Oh what a wonderful day!
love the Brambly Hedge plate...
and your window looks great.


Elizabeth Quigley

Hi Clarice,
How pretty. The cookies look so yummy. Yu always make everything so wonderful.


The leaves look beautiful on your windows and the cookies look good too!


Hi Clarice, I just adore your blog so much !! I collect Brambly Hedge too,and your cookies and decorations look fabulous!!

Stop by my blog when you get a sec, Im having my first ever....GIVE-AWAY!!!..

I'll be back to visit often! Your blog is such eye candy and beautifully done!!

~ Hugs ~ Cynthia


Your windows look so pretty with all the colored leaves. And the cookies - yummy!



What a pretty view you have through the lovely leaves on the window!



the pleasures of homemaking

Hi Clarice, you guys always do such fun things! Love the plate! I have the spring cup and saucer and 1 winter plate - wish I had more!



Dear Clarice,

Thank your for sharing the yummy recipe! The cookies look so good and so pretty! You iced them beautifully! I love the Brambly Hedge Autumn plate, it is so adorable!!! The cloth you have it sitting on is so pretty. Well, everything you do is pretty, because you are so pretty!

The leaves turned out wonderful and I love them in your lovely windows overlooking your beautiful yard! I would love to come have tea with you and the girls!

Love, Paula

Gumbo Lily

I like the frosting veins on the leaf cookies. I'll take 2 or 3 and a hot cuppa! I think your leaves on the windows are so pretty!



I love your Brambly Hedge plate, so darling!!


oh! they look so yummy!~

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