Kaske Cookie Class - Saturday, September 10 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Munster History Museum
Light Bulb Cookie Cutter
Join the author of The Brass Tavern Cookbook to learn how to make and decorate old-fashioned Christmas tree string light cookies (pictured right) although you will be using the light bulb cookie cutter provided in your cookie kit (pictured left). The kit cookie cutter can also be used to make single gift-packaged cookies. If you have one at home, or can find one at a tag sale, a spade cookie cutter from a suit of playing card cookie cutters (spade, heart, club & diamond shapes) can be used for a smaller size cookie like those pictured at the right of the page. These bright and shiny cookie lights, strung with red licorice, have become a favorite when served at the Kaske House Holiday Candlelight Open House.
Although no baking will take place at the museum, a demonstration will be given on how to make the cookie dough, roll out the dough, cut the cookie shapes, cut a hole in the stem end, and make the cookie icing. You will be shown how to decorate the pre-baked cookies in your kit, how to pull apart and string the licorice, and how to layer them in a box of green waxed tissue paper (just like a vintage set of holiday lights would be packaged). You will have the opportunity to decorate the pre-baked cookies in your kit, packaging them for gift giving or for yourself. Your cookie kit will contain the essentials that you need, including recipes, to make your own full batch of string light cookies at your own home. If time permits, more holiday cookie decorating tips will be demonstrated.
The cookie class will be held at the historic 1910 Kaske House (Munster History Museum) on the southeast corner of Columbia Avenue and Ridge Road, Munster. Class size is limited. Prepaid RSVP is required. Class Cost = $10.00 (includes cookie kit containing a 4-inch light bulb cookie cutter, pastry brush, food coloring, red string licorice, sprinkles, pre-baked cookies, recipes, etc.). Hosted by the Munster Historical Society, celebrating Indiana’s Bicentennial, a Hoosier-Style breakfast will be provided. Call 219 836-6530 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.