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. 151
    vicki w says:

    I would make adorable, doggy cookies.

  2. 152
    Rusty *Sarah* says:

    I love the little dragon fly and mushroom cookies. Very cute..!!

  3. 153
    Rusty *Sarah* says:

    I like Bake at 350 on FB

  4. 154
    Rusty *Sarah* says:

    I like Picky Palate on FB

  5. 155
    Jackie P. says:

    I would definitely make the pirate-themed cookies. Thar be fine-lookin’ sweeties!

  6. 156
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    Meghan says:

    Well, it’s nearly Christmas! So I’d want to make Christmas trees, snowflakes, Santas, snowmen and reindeer cookies!

  8. 158
    Meghan says:

    I “like” both Picky Palate and Bake at 350 on Facebook.

  9. 159
    e.s. says:

    liked bake at 350 on facebook

  10. 160
    e.s. says:

    liked picky palate on facebook

  11. 161
    Susan says:

    I want to make little Christmas snowmen!

  12. 162
    e.s. says:

    I tweeted @ the giveaway

  13. 163
    Susan says:

    I liked Bake at 350 on FB.

  14. 164
    Susan says:

    I liked Picky Palate on FB.

  15. 165
    e.s. says:

    I would make the strawberry first,I think.

  16. 166
    Natalie S says:

    I would make the Santa Clause cookies first! ‘Tis the season!

  17. 167
    tigerladyinwi says:

    My favorite cookies are the sugar cookie cutouts .. then I decorate .. I am always looking for different cookie recipes for holidays and other times all through the year ..

  18. 168
    Claire says:

    A gingerbread man, of course! :-)

  19. 169
    Natalie S says:

    I like Picky Palate on Facebook!

  20. 170
    Natalie S says:

    I like Bake at 350 on Facebook!

  21. 171
    Ashley says:

    I think I would have to make the toadstools on the cover! Too cute!!!

  22. 172
    Ashley says:

    I liked Picky Palate on facebook

  23. 173
    Michele W says:

    The gingerbread cookies sound great as christmas ornaments!

  24. 174
    Ashley says:

    Liked Bake at 350 on facebook.

  25. 175
    Karen says:

    All kinds of Christmas cookies!

  26. 176

    I like the heart on the lined cookie on the face book page. I’d like to make that one. I joined one face book and was a follower of the other. Also tweeted.

  27. 177

    Follow Picky palate on facebook

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    tweeted from @MyBookofStories

  30. 180
    Amanda J. says:

    I would make the monogrammed house cookies for a house warming party or for a new bride and groom.

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    LaurenW says:

    I’d make the mermaids for my daughter’s upcoming 4th birthday party!

  33. 183
    Jan says:

    I would make the beer cookies!

  34. 184
    LaurenW says:

    I liked you both on FB :)

  35. 185
    LaurenW says:

    I tweeted!! @ lwyler81

  36. 186
    Krissy says:

    I would make the Santa cookies first.

  37. 187
    Amanda J. says:

    Liked on FB and tweeted!!

  38. 188
    Sherry D. says:

    In all of my baking, I have never made Gingerbread Cookies. I would make Gingerbread Ladies first!

  39. 189
    Krissy says:

    I like Bake at 350 on facebook.

  40. 190
    Krissy says:

    I like Picky Palate on facebook.

  41. 191
    Deanna C says:

    I would make the chocolate covered strawberry.

  42. 192
    Krissy says:

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

  43. 193
    Nikki C says:

    I love the dragonfly cookies!

  44. 194
    KaySue says:

    I would make the Holly Jolly cookies.

  45. 195
    Sherry D. says:

    I like Picky Palate on Facebook!

  46. 196
    Sherry D. says:

    I like Bake at 350 on Facebook!

  47. 197
    Dulce says:

    The cookies that look like tattoos are pretty cute!

  48. 198
    SM Edens says:

    The Christmas cookies!! …’tis the season :)

  49. 199
    Marcella says:

    I would make the robot! My son loves robots!

  50. 200
    Marcella says:

    I like you and Bake at 350 on Facebook.

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