Nothing beats homemade cookies during the holiday season. Imagine offering guests an assortment of buttery rich cookies flecked with chocolate chunks, pecans, orange zest and more. No time to bake all those sweet treats? That's what friends are for! This year, get all your holiday baking out of the way and visit at the same time.
Organize a cookie party with two or three friends, the ones you've been promising to get together with for months.
|Station 1: Mix It Up |
Role: Mixing the dough and giving it to the cookie maker. The mixer also packs cooled cookies into containers to go home with each guest.
You need: Cutting board, chef's knife, ingredients, measuring cups, spoons, bowls, mixers, dough scrapers, spatulas and cookie containers.
|Station 2: Making & Shaping |
Role: Rolling, cutting and shaping cookies, putting them on parchment or foil-lined pans and handing them to the baker.
You need: Flour, rolling pin, cookie cutters, dough scrapers and spatulas. Line baking pans with foil or parchment paper for easy cleanup.
|Station 3: Baking |
Dipping with ChocolateRole: Baking, timing and setting the baked cookies to cool. Finish cookies with icing or other decorations. Freeze undecorated cookies in rigid containers, separating layers with wax paper.
You need: Timer, oven mitts, lifters, cooling racks, wax paper, chocolate, dried fruit, nuts and other decorations.