Dec
4
2012

Decorating Cookies Cookbook Giveaway



I am so excited about this beautiful cookbook “Decorating Cookies” by my friend Bridget Edwards of the fabulous blog Bake at 350.  She is so unbelievably talented.  Her cookies are the cutest things you’ve ever seen and now we can learn from the best!  How exciting is that?!  You can purchase her book on Amazon and Barnes and Noble to name a couple.

It’s funny, I’ve never met Bridget in person, but I swear I know her, lol!  Not sure how we’ve managed to miss each other over the years!  We need to meet soon girl!

 Photo via Bridget

I love the pages in Bridget’s book.  Those hot dogs are killin’ me!  Lots of beautiful pictures.  Love the picture index!

Photo via Bridget

This photo makes me so happy!  Look at all of Bridget’s creations.  So cute!  If I can make one half as cute as Bridget’s I’d be happy!!

Bridget was kind enough to share a recipe from her book with us, her Gingerbread Cookies.

Gingerbread Cookies by Bridget Edwards

Makes 18 to 30 cookies, depending on cookie size

“I find myself wanting to make gingerbread all year long—not just in winter! For a warm-weather treat, try sandwiching a mixture of lemon curd and marshmallow cream between two gingerbread cookies. You’ll never wait until December again! As far as gingerbread cookies go, I like them thick and chewy. If you like yours a bit crispier, just roll them thinner.”

51/2 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour

11/2 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 teaspoon coarse salt

11/2 tablespoons ground ginger

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon allspice

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, cold and cut into chunks

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

1 cup molasses

1 egg

Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 350°F. Line three cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves. Set this mixture aside. In the large bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, RECIPES cream together the butter and both sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the molasses and egg. Mix until well combined.

Add the flour mixture in three parts, mixing on low speed until just combined. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed. Divide the dough in half and form into disks. Wrap each disk in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Prepare a rolling surface and roll out one of the disks (see Rolling and Cutting Cookie Dough on page 23). Cut as many shapes from the dough as possible and place them onto a prepared cookie sheet, approximately 2 inches apart. Place the cookie sheet in the freezer for 5 to 10 minutes. Freezing the cookies helps them keep their shape while baking. Meanwhile, knead the scraps and remaining dough together and continue the rolling, cutting, and freezing process on a second prepared cookie sheet.

After freezing, immediately bake the cookies on the center rack of your oven for 9 to 12 minutes, or until the cookies appear done in the center. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool for 2 minutes on the cookie sheet. With a thin cookie spatula, transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

Rotate the cookie sheets from the freezer to the oven to the cooling rack until all of the cookies are baked.

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Giveaway is now closed and winner has been notified.  Thanks.

Giveaway to win a copy of Bridget’s Book:

Here’s How To Enter:

1.  Leave a comment telling us, “What sugar cookie would you make first?”

For extra entries (leave separate comments for each)

2.  Join Bake at 350 and Picky Palate on Facebook.

3.  Tweet the following: Enter to win @Bakeat350tweets new Decorating Cookies Cookbook from @pickypalate today! http://picky-palate.com/?p=24890

3.  Contest closes December 10th, 8am PST.  US residents only.  Winner will be chosen via Random.org and will be notified by email.  Winner will have 48 hours to return my email to claim prize.


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  1. 1

    I’d make a pink sugar cookie, something cute for my little girl :) Congrats on your book release, Bridget!

  2. 2
    dana says:

    I’d make little dreidels!

  3. 3
    Brandie says:

    I would make the pirate cookies for my kids.

  4. 4
    Cyndi A says:

    Dreidels or trains … my twin boys love trains!

  5. 5
    Rachel says:

    I’d probably let my kids pick, but I’m loving those dragonflies for myself!

  6. 6
    Hannah says:

    I’d love to make the hot dogs!

  7. 7
    Hannah says:

    I would make either the pirate ones or the hot dog ones first for my son!

  8. 8
    Mellisa W says:

    The Santa, I have contemplated persuing a job at a Cookie Bouquet just to learn how to do this. Thanks!

  9. 9
    Katherine R. says:

    I’d make the dragonfly sugar cookies! My mom loves dragonflies, so I know she’d want to devour those cookies :)

  10. 10
    Lane says:

    The pirates are adorable!! I’d love to make those!! I have a little boy that would sure love them. I would love to learn how to better decorate cookies.

  11. 11
    Adrianne Miller says:

    I love the hotdog!

  12. 12
    Emma says:

    The chocolate covered strawberry is super cute and non-holiday so I’d go for that! There’s enough Christmas cookies going around already!

  13. 13
    Adrianne Miller says:

    I follow you on FB.

  14. 14
    Laine says:

    I’d make the Santa cookies!

  15. 15
    Laine says:

    Liked Picky Palate on fb

  16. 16
    Laine says:

    Liked Bake at 350 on fb

  17. 17
    Kel says:

    The baby outfit is sooo cute – probably try that one!

  18. 18
    ladywild says:

    Knowing the kids in my life, they’d insist on Christmas pirates.

  19. 19
    Amy says:

    Tweeted the giveaway!

  20. 20
    Amy says:

    I would find an excuse to make the adorable onesies!

  21. 21

    I would try to improve my Christmas Tree cookies. I would love to win.

  22. 22
    erin says:

    Hot dogs and beer… for my husband.

  23. 23

    I liked Picky Palate and Bake at 350 on Facebook.

  24. 24

    I tweeted. I’m also a long time fan and Twitter follower. You can visit mg blog at http://bakewelljunction.wordpress.com. Thanks for the giveaway.

  25. 25
    Vanessa says:

    I hope Bridget has some Christmas ideas in her book because I’d definitely make some Christmas-themed sugar cookies first!

  26. 26
    Vanessa says:

    I liked both pages on FB.

  27. 27

    I would make those cute little mermaid cookies for all the girls at work!

  28. 28
  29. 29
    MBG says:

    Those little elephants are killing me! I don’t know where I’d serve them, but I think I’d create a circus-themed party just to have an excuse to decorate like that!

  30. 30
    Heather says:

    A big black and white tuxedo cat, like our 18-lb. (yes, 18) Jean-Clawde.

  31. 31
    Heather says:

    Tweeted the giveaway.

  32. 32
    Jess B says:

    I’d start with that cute robot!

  33. 33
    Suzann Knudsen says:

    I would make little winter creatures for my own Christmas-themed menagerie :)

  34. 34
    SalBug says:

    There is something magical about dragonflies!

  35. 35
    SalBug says:

    I like Bake at 350 on facebook

  36. 36
    SalBug says:

    I like Picky Palate on facebook

  37. 37
    Stefanie says:

    I would probably make the santa cookies first!

  38. 38
    Stefanie says:

    I like both pages on Facebook

  39. 39
    Samantha says:

    I would make a princess cookie for my daughter and maybe do one where she could help also!

  40. 40
    Tammy w says:

    I would make the ice-skates

  41. 41
    Kim says:

    I’d make the elf on the shelf cookies. Your designs are awesome!

  42. 42
    Stephanie Long says:

    I’d make the pirate cookies, my youngest is a huge pirate fan.

  43. 43
    Stephanie Long says:

    I like Bake at 350 and Picky Palate on Facebook.

  44. 44
    Kristy F. says:

    The mermaid is so adorable! My daughter would love it.

  45. 45
    Carole Resnick says:

    I would mke the dog cookies since I have the cutter

  46. 46
    Carole Resnick says:

    I like you on FB

  47. 47
    Jessi says:

    I’d make the pirate cookies. Argh!

  48. 48
    Carole Resnick says:

    I like Bake at 350 on FB

  49. 49
    Nancy P. says:

    I would make the Santa cookies!

  50. 50
    Courtney says:

    I need something with cowboys for my son’s upcoming birthday party! :<)

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