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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! https://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. 351
    Stacy johnson says:

    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!!!!!

  2. 352
    Stacy johnson says:

    I liked bake at 350 on facebook

  3. 353
    pj31501 says:

    I would definitely make the Santa cookie first

  4. 354
    Stacy johnson says:

    I liked picky palate on facebook

  5. 355
    Stacy johnson says:

    I subscribe to picky palate email

  6. 356
    Allison W. says:

    Those pirate cookies are so cute….my son’s first birthday is coming up and they would be ADORABLE.

  7. 357
    Carriegel says:

    Santa!

  8. 358
    pj31501 says:

    I’ve joined bake at 350 & picky palate.

  9. 359
    Amy Iwen says:

    The little dresses are adorable!!!

  10. 360
    Carriegel says:

    I joined Bake at 350 on Facebook.

  11. 361
    Carriegel says:

    I liked Picky Palate on Facebook.

  12. 362
    Erin says:

    the pirates for sure!

  13. 363
    pj31501 says:

    I tweeted the giveaway

  14. 364
    Karla G says:

    The gingerbread cookies sound amazing, and great for the holidays!

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    Karla G says:

    I like you both on FB (under [email protected])

  17. 367

    I would make the Santas for our Christmas party.

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    Lisa says:

    I would probably try one of her beautiful Christmas cookies!

  20. 370
    Lisa says:

    I like Picky Palate on FB.

  21. 371
    Lisa says:

    I like Bake at 350 on FB.

  22. 372
    Haley W says:

    The little pirate face! Adorable!

  23. 373
    Diane says:

    I’d love to make the hot dogs!

  24. 374
    Diane says:

    I like Bake at 350 on FB.

  25. 375
    Diane says:

    I like Picky Palate on FB.

  26. 376
    Melissa B in IL says:

    Would love to try the Gingerbread! This cookbook is at the top of my holiday wish list!

  27. 377
    Melissa B in IL says:

    Follow on FB

  28. 378
    Marie says:

    Santa cookies would be first on my list.

  29. 379
    Jamie says:

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

  30. 380
    Tiffany says:

    I love the Santa cookies, so those would be my first.

  31. 381
    Jenalyn Mills says:

    I think the pirate cookies are adorable.

  32. 382
    Jenalyn Mills says:

    I follow Picky Palate on FB.

  33. 383
    TK says:

    I would make stars and moons!

  34. 384
    Sara Z says:

    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!

  35. 385
    Rin Matcha says:

    I’d make green tea (matcha) sugar cookies 😉

  36. 386
    Rin Matcha says:

    I like bake at 350 on facebook!

  37. 387
    Rin Matcha says:

    I like you on facebook! 🙂

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    Rin Matcha says:

    Oh since it’s almost Christmas, I would make the green tea sugar cookies into a X’mas tree~

  40. 390
    angie kim says:

    liked both of you on facebook. thanks.

  41. 391
    angie kim says:

    since it’s christmas time, i would do a classic gingerbread man/woman. thanks

  42. 392
    Lindsay R says:

    I like the little Mermaid cookies..how cute!

  43. 393
    Linda says:

    I plan on making reindeer cookies this weekend.

  44. 394
    Valerie J. says:

    I would try the pirate themed cookies. My sons would absolutely love them!

  45. 395
    Dee Parker says:

    I “like” bake at 350 and picky palate on facebook

  46. 396
    Sean says:

    Definitely make santa cookies with the children.

  47. 397
    Alina says:

    I would make christmas trees for the holidays.

  48. 398
    Stacey says:

    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! 🙂

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    Kathy says:

    I thought the dragonfly was adorable…. never seen a cookie like that before.

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    Kathy says:

    I follow you on FB


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