Holiday Cookies Baking Class – December 14, 2013

November 21, 2013 at 2:00 pm 2 comments

Santa 12-11I haven’t even shopped for our Thanksgiving meal, but I’m talking about Christmas Cookies already.  It’s an annual tradition.  Saturday, December 14 will be our 10th annual of baking cookies as a group at the Holy Nativity Community Hall in Westchester.   There’s always been flour, sugar, butter and kids.  The kids are what make it special – watching as maybe they make their very first Christmas cookie ever – decorating the sugar cookies as only a child can. 

Kids-Chef 12-12So join us Saturday, December 14, 12:30 – 4:30 for an afternoon of holidaying, some hot apple cider and baking up at least 1000 cookies to share.  I’ve decided to go back into the archives and resurrect “the best of” the cookies we’ve made over the past nine years.  It turns out it was difficult to choose only eight recipes – like leaving out a child from the Christmas pageant.  Here is the 2013 line-up.
  1. Striped Mint Shortbread (2005)  So pretty!
  2. Turtle Bars (2005) enough said!
  3. Thumbprint Cookies (2004) with a cherry in the middle – so festive!
  4. Cashew Drops (2013)  I snuck in a new one a friend shared last December
  5. Sugar Cookies (every year) – Cutouts for the kids to decorate
  6. Microwave Fudge Sampler (2008) 3 flavors from one recipe! – Chocolate-Walnut, Peanut Butter, Pistachio-Craisin
  7. Gingerbread Drops (2010)
  8. Russian Teacakes or Mexican Wedding Cakes (2004)  – Snowballs that everyone loves!

Bring your apron, cookie tin and the kids for an afternoon of baking and holidaying.  We will have a table where the kids will decorate their very own cookies to take home.    You will go home with a plate of cookies that you and your friends have baked together along with recipes for baking at home.  Click here to see pictures from last year’s Cookie class. 

Class fee $40 when you reserve by December 10 , $45 at the door.  Kids under 12 Free when accompanied by an adult – one child per paid adult.  To reserve your spot,  email .  Then write a check to “Fresh Food in a Flash”; mail it to Holy Nativity Episcopal Church, Cooking Class,  6700 West  83rd Street, Westchester, CA  90045.


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  • 1. Chocolate Dream Bars | Fresh Food in a Flash  |  December 3, 2013 at 10:48 am

    […] Far from my hometown, I started leading an annual Holiday Cookie Baking Class every December. This year will be the tenth year I have taught a Holiday Cookie Baking Class at the Holy Nativity Community Hall in the Westchester neighborhood of Los Angeles. Every year I come up with eight new cookie recipes to make.   Click here to see pictures from the 2012 Cookie Class and the 2011 Cookies Class.  Join us for our 10th Annual Holiday Cookie Baking Class on Saturday, December 14, 2013,  12:30 to 4:30 when we will bake up 1000 cookies with 8 different recipes.  Click here for details. […]


  • […] That’s what I did to create this Cranberry-Orange Walnut Sugar Cookie when I was pushed against the clock before meeting up with the outrageous bakers in the Food Bloggers of Los Angeles for our annual Cookie Exchange.  This was my first time at this event, since it usually conflicts with my Holiday Cookie Baking Class, which will be next Saturday, December 14, 2013. […]



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Patricia K. Rose

I am a Chef, Cooking Teacher and Food Blogger. Learn how to create delicious and healthy food in a FLASH.

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