Saturday, March 26, 2016

Hello Spring! Hello Cookies!

Cut-Out Sugar Cookies for spring
Spring has sprung and our thoughts turn to our gardens ... soon we'll be planting flowers and herbs, and heading outdoors again.  Time to invite the bunnies over for tea.  Perhaps some sweet chicks and butterflies, too.

Easter is upon us, as well, and a springtime assortment of cookies will be just the thing to nibble on with our tea in the garden after hunting for beautifully decorated Easter Eggs.

If a plateful of sweet, pastel-colored cookies isn't enough to delight and inspire, there are also lovely Apricot Sours, Classic Lemon Bars, Currant Butter Cakes, Jelly Slices, Coconut Macaroons, and Orange Cheesecake Squares as well, to welcome in spring in style.

It's new, and it's here ...

Our latest cookbook, the Afternoon Tea bakery Book of Cookies and Bars has arrived, with recipes galore to please every season, mood and palate.

Over sixty fabulous recipes chronicling our years of non-stop extreme cookie-baking marathons at the bakery.  Everyone's favorites are here, every cookie we ever put on our cookie trays and stacked in our counters, is included.  From the exquisitely heavenly Coconut-Raspberry Bars, to our assorted brownie varieties, the recipes we built our reputation on are all here in this book.


Apricot Sours

  • Your Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Double-Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Chewy Chocolate Jumbles
  • Nostalgic Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies
  • Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies
  • Peanut Butter Cookies
  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Key Lime Cookies
  • Cream Cheese Jewels
  • Sour Cream Softies
  • Currant Butter Cakes
  • Schoolhouse Cookies
  • Maple Cookies
  • Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Great Pumpkin Cookies
  • Molasses Crinkles
  • Gingerbread Cookies
  • Snickerdoodles
  • Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies

  • Cream Cheese Jewels

  • Brown Sugar Cookies
  • Cut-Out Sugar Cookies
  • Butter Cookies
  • Melting Moments
  • Spritz Cookies
  • Almond Spritz Cookies
  • Coffee Kisses
  • Shortcrust Cookies
  • Linzer Cookies
  • Almond Horns
  • Almond Macaroons
  • Coconut Macaroons
  • Chocolate Macaroons

  • Currant Butter Cakes

  • Chocolate Cherry Drops
  • Shortbread Cookies
  • Mandel Bread (Biscotti)
  • Russian Teacakes
  • Rum Balls
  • Crisps, Crinkles and Lace Cookies

  • BARS:

  • Oatmeal Fudgies
  • Fudge Brownies
  • Mississippi Mud Brownies
  • Rocky Road Brownies
  • Super Rich Brownies
  • Chocolate Chip-Walnut Bars
  • White Chocolate Brownies
  • Sheffield Chewies
  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

  • Orange Cheesecake Squares

  • Chewy Chocolate-Coconut Bars
  • Butter Pecan Turtle Bars
  • Apricot Sours
  • Brandied Fruit Bars
  • Jelly Slices
  • Lemon Nut Bars
  • Classic Lemon Bars
  • Coconut-Raspberry Bars
  • Coconut Pie Bars
  • Key Lime Pie Bars
  • Date Bars
  • Milk Caramel Squares
  • Coffee Caramels
  • Orange Cheesecake Squares
  • Chocolate Cheesecake Bars
  • Truly Magic Bars
  • Fudge Krunch Squares

  • Cookies ... home-baking truly at its purest and finest. We hope you will enjoy and treasure our newest cookbook, and try at least one new recipe from its pages this season!  You'll be so glad you did!

    Happy Spring, everyone!!

    The Afternoon Tea Book of Cookies and Bars Cookies, cookies, cookies!!  Afternoon Tea bakery's extensive repertoire of delicious butter-rich cookies and bars ... all of the sweet temptations that became our customers' favorite addictions throughout the years ... this book contains every cookie and bar we baked and sold at Afternoon Tea.

    Get your copy of From the Bakery of Afternoon Tea: Book of Cookies and Bars for your Amazon Kindle today!

    Enjoy previous seasonal blog posts:

    Love Tea Sandwiches?
    Spring is the season for Tea Parties, Baby Showers, Bridal Showers, and Garden Parties ... and that means lots and lots of delightful tea sandwiches!
    A Baby Shower Tea Party
    Celebrating a little one's imminent arrival.
    What's Your Favorite Cake?
    If only I could pick just one!
    A Bridal Shower Tea ...
    the perfect way to entertain.
    Cooking with Herbs
    Herbs are making a tasty appearance in some of your favorite desserts!
    Spring Cleaning
    Tackling and taming the clutter.
    Romancing Your Life
    Setting the scene to fall in love with your own life.
    Romantic Foods
    Something special ...
    New Year's Resolutions
    A list of fun things to look forward to in the year ahead!
    A Fresh Start
    Smoothies to begin the year off right!
    How It All Began
    The very beginnings of Afternoon Tea.
    A Very Foodie Town
    It's almost time for Restaurant Week again!
    Pear Tart, Part Deux
    There's a time for rustic, and a time for elegant.
    Salty Sweets
    Finishing salts on your dessert.


    1. Wow! So many tempting recipes...thank you for listing the contents, and for providing the gorgeous pictures! Any plans for a printed version of this book?

    2. Hi Jarel,

      Thanks for stopping by! Plans for the future, yes ... but no idea when that when that will actually happen. Will let you know when we do!

      Thanks for the kind words!

      -- Ada