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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    Urban Wife says:

    Definitely the beer mug sugar cookies!

  4. 54

    I’m unable to bake that, but this is a wonderful gift :)

  5. 55
    Nancy P. says:

    I like Bake at 350 on Facebook

  6. 56
    amy dripps says:

    A horse for my girl and a pirate for my boy

  7. 57
    amy dripps says:

    I follow picky palate on facebook

  8. 58
    Jess says:

    I would make any of the christmas ones. I love the Peanuts ornaments!

  9. 59
    Rebecca says:

    Ah, that little mermaid one is just too cute!

  10. 60
    Jess says:

    Follow on facebook

  11. 61
    amy dripps says:

    I follow bake at 350 on facebook

  12. 62
    Jessica says:

    We just came back from Disney a few days ago, and my daughter’s favorite Princess is Ariel, so I would make the mermaid cookies! So cute!

  13. 63
    Rachel says:

    I love the little parrots!

  14. 64
    Laura says:

    The onesie cookies would be perfect for all the showers that seem to be in my life these days!

  15. 65
    MJ says:

    They are all so cute, I can’t decide?!

  16. 66
    MJ says:

    I joined Picky Palate on Facebook.

  17. 67
    Lara says:

    Totally the Santa cookies! Cute.

  18. 68
    MJ says:

    I joined Bake at 350 on Facebook.

  19. 69
    Lara says:

    Following both on Twitter!

  20. 70
    Lara says:

    Like both on Facebook.

  21. 71
    Anne says:

    Anything Christmas!

  22. 72
    Jennifer Ochoa says:

    I would make planes, trains and automobile cookies for my son. He is so into transportation right now! Thanks for the opportunity :)

  23. 73
    Jennifer Ochoa says:

    I am following you on Facebook

  24. 74
    Laura Hitchcock says:

    I would make the Santa cookies for the holidays!

  25. 75
    Jennifer Ochoa says:

    Liked Bake at 350 on Facebook

  26. 76
    Katie Rose says:

    The dragonflies are absolutely adorable, but I’d probably go with a Christmas themed one. Maybe some gingerbread houses? THEN the dragonflies ;-)

  27. 77
    Andi T. says:

    I love the pirate cookies – they are adorable!

  28. 78
    Andi T. says:

    I like you & Bake at 350 on Facebook (Andi Bauer Trautman)

  29. 79
    Josh says:

    Plain ole sugar cookie.

  30. 80
    Kim S. says:

    I have two boys so definitely the pirate cookies!!

  31. 81
    Ricki Y says:

    Ballet slippers for my daughter’s birthday!

  32. 82
    Dani Johnson says:

    Beer for my brothers and something pink for my mother.

  33. 83
    Nancy M says:

    snowflake sugar cookies!

  34. 84

    I’d make some dresses :) they’re so cute

  35. 85
    Ashley R. says:

    I’m planning on making some Christmas sugar cookies soon!

  36. 86
    Ashley R. says:

    I follow Bake at 350 and Picky Palate on Facebook.

  37. 87
    mean sarah jean says:

    the pirate cookies are perfect fot the pirate party i’m planning for my little boy :)

  38. 88
    Erica Tanner says:

    I love the Santa…so that Santa!

  39. 89
    penelope paisley says:

    christmas cookies!!

  40. 90
    alex says:

    I’d make something for Christmas or new year’s

  41. 91
    Kim Henrichs says:

    Super cute! I would make the mermaid ones

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    Dina says:

    I’d make a channukah cookie for the upcoming holiday!

  44. 94
    Deb says:

    PLAIN AND BORING…UNTIL I WIN THE BOOK!

  45. 95
    Adrianne says:

    I would attempt the chocolate covered strawberries. (Attempt being he key word since decorating is not easy for me.) I love actual chocolate covered strawberries, so I think the sugar cookies would be absolutely adorable!

  46. 96
    Meagan says:

    The cute little mushroom cookies!

  47. 97
    Heidi Babi says:

    The beer mug… definitely! My guy brews his own beer, so it would be very appropriate!

  48. 98
    Marilyn M. says:

    I love the pink roses that she makes! Would love to have this book under my tree! THANKS!

  49. 99
    Allison C says:

    The bunny in the magic hat. So cute!

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    Allison C says:

    I like both of you on FB

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