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 to win a copy of Bridget’s Book:

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

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473 Responses
  1. Lane

    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.

  2. Emma

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

  3. Vanessa

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

  4. 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!

  5. Jessica

    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!

  6. Jennifer Ochoa

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

  7. Katie Rose

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

  8. 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!

  9. 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). πŸ˜€

  10. Sheila

    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.

  11. Jenette Marie

    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! πŸ™‚

  12. Janet

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

  13. Kathleen Morearty

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

  14. judy cooper

    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

  15. Natalie

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

  16. Meghan

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

  17. tigerladyinwi

    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. Alicia Clinton

    WOW! This is SO exciting. Loved the Charlie Brown character ornament sugar cookies sine I have an annual cookie exchange in a week to plan & or prepare for. Headed back to site!

  19. chris bennett

    I would make the basic sugar cookies…..I roll them a little on the thick side so they are soft and frost them with cream cheese frosting. I love Christmas sugar Cookies!

  20. Wendy B

    Those little elves on the Bake at 350 Facebook feed are so adorable, I think I would try to make those…..and fail miserably, but anyway πŸ™‚

  21. Wendy O.

    I’m not sure why, but my entry for tweeting isn’t showing up… I’ve now submitted it on this form twice. I did tweet it! Perhaps it doesn’t like me embedding the link? I’m @habitatbldr on twitter.

  22. Shanna

    I would love to make the peppermint candy cookies that are on Bridget’s site right now. They are so cute and look delicious!

  23. Tracey Hall

    Definitly the pirate cookies – my grandson is getting a spyglass for Christmas and these cookies would go along well with his gift!

  24. Tessie Porter

    I would make the mermaid one first. My girls LOVE mermaids and I think that would be a fun one that they can help do!

  25. I would have to try the hot dogs, because there’s not much you can do to mess up a hot dog, (Yumm), and I’m not good at decorating either.

  26. Wendy

    The beer sugar cookies are pretty hilarious. Perhaps that could turn my sweet-hating boyfriend into a believer?

  27. Stacy johnson

    I would make the frosted pink roses for my daughter, she is 21 but would love and appreciate the hard work! I would then love to make the pirate themed ones for my boys, really cute! Her cookies are a work of art! ALmost to good to eat! πŸ™‚

  28. Stacy johnson

    I love all the cookies and its hard to pick just one, but the little strawberries are adorable! so are so are the pirates and so are the mom ones and so are the dragonfly a and ballet slippers!!!!!

  29. Jamie

    Love them all…would be hard to decide. Probably birthday related since we have some birthdays coming up in the family! πŸ™‚

  30. Sara Z

    I think the first cookies I would make would be the mug of beer ones. My brother-in-law will be turning 50 very soonand these would be a cute addition to his surprise party table!

  31. Stacey

    I would make the “heart mom” ones! My mom hasn’t been feeling well, and I think she’d get a kick out of them! πŸ™‚

  32. #1 on the sugar cookie list is anything Christmas related to correlate with the season. Made a back and just can’t figure out how to decorate them as beautiful as Bridget’s. Would love this item to help me along the way and give me some great ideas.

  33. Jasmine Moore

    OOOO the VANILLA ALMOND SUGAR COOKIE just made my heart melt. Can wait to make it topped with some chocolate rum icing. YUM!!!!!!!

  34. In my blog I make a tribute to Bridget. I can’t wait to make Royal Icing for the first time!!!! I would make dotty winter trees. They’re SO cute and perfect for this time of year!

  35. Kim Pollak

    I’d make an assortment of Christmas cookies. My daughter loves to bake cookies and take them to school for her friends.

  36. Richelle in California

    I would make either the mermaid or the pirate. Or maybe both? For my son’s birthday in February.



  38. JenB

    I’d love to use her basic sugar cookie recipe and make “Welcome Baby” cookies for my soon-to-arrive nephew!

  39. Sara S.

    I would make something boyish cor my 2yr old son. He is so into trains and airplanes right now. If I made either one of those he would be in heaven.

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