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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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    Julie says:

    #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.

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    Jasmine Moore says:

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

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    Allison says:

    I would make the tattoo ones for my brother. He’s so hard to shop for he would love them!!

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    I would make mermaids, so fun when it is cold!

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    Carrie says:

    I follow Picky Plate via facebook

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    Kristen M. says:

    I would definitely start with something Christmas inspired.

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    Kristen M. says:

    I follow you both on Facebook.

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    Kristen M. says:

    I tweeted the giveaway.

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    julie n says:

    Since Christmas is 20 days away, I would HAVE to make a holiday cookie! Great book!

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    julie n says:

    I liked you all on fb.

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    Christy C. says:

    I’d make a Santa since it’s Christmas time. 🙂

  13. 413
    Christy C. says:

    I am a fan of Picky Palate on Facebook.

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    Christy C. says:

    I am a fan of Bake at 350 on Facebook.

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    Ceri says:

    I would make those darling “Mom” Tattoo cookies – I know I’m a sucker for cuteness… Love them!

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    Ceri says:

    I follow Picky Palate on Facebook

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    jessica w says:

    I would make a golden snitch cookie

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    jessica w says:

    I like Bake at 350 and Picky Palate on Facebook

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    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!

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    Kristi P says:

    I would make the Santa cookies first!

  23. 423
    Kristi P says:

    I follow both on FB!

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    Kristi P says:

    I tweeted!

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    Joanne says:

    I love the mermaid cookie! I would love to try my hand at those!!

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    Christie Ryan says:

    I would try Bridget’s basic sugar cookie and use her piping techniques to make candy cane cookies!

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    Christie Ryan says:

    I follow Bake at 350 and Picky Palate on Facebook!

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    Katie Delgado says:

    I’d start easy.. a mushroom perhaps?! The mermaid is super cute, though!

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    Cori says:

    The mermaid cookies are precious!

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    Alyce Anne says:

    The pirate cookies are adorable!

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    Kim Pollak says:

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

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    Randi Lynne says:

    Robot

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    Mary Ellen Bowen says:

    Probably that beer stein, my son is all grown up and loves beer and homemade cookies.

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    Chriss says:

    I love those dragonfly ones. They are so cute!

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    Chriss says:

    I liked Picky Palate and Bake at 350 on Facebook

  36. 436

    Ooo I would make Bridget’s super cute love robots! Adorable <3

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    Quyen says:

    Oh the baby onsies is too cute!!! That’s my first pick!

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    Quyen says:

    I like Picky-Palate on FB!

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    Quyen says:

    I like Bake 350 on Facebook!

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    Marie says:

    I love the baby onesies and would make those for an upcoming shower!

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    Richelle in California says:

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

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    Kristin says:

    Um… what wouldn’t I make?!!? I love all sugar cookies!

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    Kristin says:

    I like Bake at 350 and Picky Palate on Facebook!

  47. 447
    Kristin says:

    Just left a tweet about this giveaway!

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    Kate says:

    the beer mug is so cute!

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    Shelly says:

    The mom tattoo!

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    Cheryl L. says:

    I’d make the Santa cookies too!


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