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. 101
    Lisa Z says:

    Christmas cookies

  2. 102
    lakenya says:

    I would.make the pirate ones for my nephews they love anything pirate like :)

  3. 103
    AllieQ says:

    I would make the Elf cookies first

  4. 104

    I would love to be able to make the Santa cookies!

  5. 105
    Piney S says:

    DRAGONFLIES FOR MY FRIEND

  6. 106

    I’d make those chocolate covered strawberries tucked in one of those pictures…and send a batch to each of my girlfriends (choclate covered strawberries are an inside joke with us). :D

  7. 107

    I am a Picky Palate and a Bake at 350 fan on Facebook.

  8. 108
    Sheila says:

    Wow! I hope these taste as fabulous as they look. It’s so disappointing to bite into a cute cookie and then want to spit it out.
    It’s December, so I would make Santa to take to the family get togethers.
    What is it about biting the head off of something that makes people giggle?
    Peeps fear me.
    Granny needs to perfect this art. I can’t draw a straight line but I’m oh so willing to learn.
    Cute Blogs, I look forward to your posts on FB. Pinterest is where you’ll find me most days and I don’t apologize for this guilty pleasure.

  9. 109
    Stephanie G. says:

    My little girls love The Little Mermaid, so I would definitely have to try that cute mermaid cookie!

  10. 110
    Courtney-O says:

    I love the Santa Claus cookies – that’s what I’d make!

  11. 111
    Stephanie G. says:

    I follow Bake at 350 on FB

  12. 112
    Stephanie G. says:

    I follow Picky Palate on FB

  13. 113

    I like picky palate on fb.

  14. 114

    I liked bake@350 on fb.

  15. 115
    Shelly says:

    The pirate ones are adorable!!! I would make those first for my little first mate!

  16. 116
    Mimi says:

    I would make the onesie cookies first!

  17. 117
    Mimi says:

    I like you and Bake at 350 on Facebook

  18. 118
    Lisa says:

    I would make a christmas decoration of some sort. Or maybe some trees or a santa.

  19. 119
    Jenette Marie says:

    Bridget’s Vanilla-Almond Sugar Cookies. SO good! I’d probably go festive and make them into Christmas tree cookies to celebrate the first year that I have my very own Christmas tree! :)

  20. 120
    Sarah Beth says:

    I would make the Santa cookies!

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    Sarah Beth says:

    I like Bake at 350 and Picky Palate on FB

  23. 123
    Jenette Marie says:

    I like Bake at 350 on Facebook

  24. 124
    Elin says:

    I know I should say Christmas or something seasonal, but I LOVE those tattoo cookies!

  25. 125
    Elin says:

    I like you both on Facebook!

  26. 126
    Hanna Erickson says:

    I love the chocolate dipped strawberry one it’s too cute!!!

  27. 127
    Hanna Erickson says:

    I like you both on FB

  28. 128
    Nicole Torstvet says:

    I would make some sort of farm animal for my daughter’s up coming birthday.

  29. 129
    Jenette Marie says:

    I like Picky Palate on Facebook!

  30. 130
    Pam H. says:

    Love the cookies. I think I’d want a stab at the hot dog!

  31. 131
    Janet says:

    I think the strawberry cookies are so cute. I would probably make those. However, I might first make the easiest cookie to learn how!!

  32. 132
    Lisa A says:

    I would love to bake the Gingerbread Cookies!! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!!!!!!

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  34. 134
    Jacqui says:

    Those beer mug cookies, they are amazing!!

  35. 135
    Jacqui says:

    I like both Bake at 350 and Picky Palate on Facebook

  36. 136
    crystal b says:

    I would definitely make the beer mug cookies. My husband would think they were great.

  37. 137
    crystal b says:

    I follow Picky Palate on Facebook.

  38. 138
    Kathleen Morearty says:

    My daughter is obsessed with mermaids and her “mermaid” birthday party is coming up. Those cookies would be perfect!

  39. 139
    erica says:

    The baby onsie cookies would be on my list first since I’m hosting a baby shower next month!

  40. 140
    judy cooper says:

    I would make lots of regular sugar cookies, so I would have lots to practice decorating…but not to worry….even the not so pretty ones will be gobbled up

  41. 141
    Lisa says:

    I think that the Santa is absolutely adorable. I would make that one first since the holidays are here.

  42. 142
    Andrea says:

    I would make cute heart cookies for my Valentine birthday daughter :)

  43. 143
    Natalie says:

    We’re having a princess/cowgirl/horse party for my daughter soon. She wants cookies instead of cake. I could use some help! :)

  44. 144
    Andrea says:

    I follow you both on Facebook

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    erica says:

    I follow you on Facebook

  47. 147
    erica says:

    I follow bake @ 350 on Facebook too!

  48. 148
    Heather says:

    I would make the Santa faces!

  49. 149
    Heather says:

    I follow Bake at 350 on Facebook.

  50. 150
    Heather says:

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