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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.


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!

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

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    Cheryl L. says:

    I like both pages on Facebook!

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    LINDA DOVE says:


  3. 453
    Gwen says:

    Anything Christmas!

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    Rose says:

    I’d like to try to make birthday cake cookies for my daughter’s 4th birthday in February 🙂

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    Aubrey M says:

    I love the mushrooms and the popsicles!

  7. 457
    Ilene says:

    ARRRRGGG pirate cookies!

  8. 458
    Ilene says:

    Liked picky palate on facebook!

  9. 459
    Ilene says:

    like bake at 350 on fb!

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    melissa says:

    some christmas themed sugar cookie

  12. 462
    melissa says:

    I liked on FB!

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    Kelly S. says:

    I would probably try to make some Christmas cookies…maybe some cute Christmas trees or stars.

  15. 465
    Kelly says:

    I would make the hotdogs and beer!

  16. 466
    Kelly says:

    I follow picky palate on Facebook 🙂 How fun!

  17. 467
    Cheryl W. says:

    I would try the mermaid first. We love mermaids.

  18. 468
    Cheryl W. says:

    I like both Facebook pages (Cheryl HeartnSoulmom)

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    JenB says:

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

  20. 470
    JenB says:

    I’m a fan of both on Facebook.

  21. 471
    Elizabeth says:

    I would love to make the mushroom ones!

  22. 472
    Kim says:

    Would have to be the Santa cookie for now, but I do love the dragonfly!

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    Alissa A says:

    I would go with the ballet slippers!

  24. 474
    Sara S. says:

    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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    Caitlin Sorriento says:

    Pirates for sure!

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