Holiday Cookie Bake and Decorate!
Adult and Senior / Cooking -
Adult Enrichment 2020-2021
Are you looking to start or continue a holiday cookie baking and decorating tradition? Consider registering for this On-Line, Live, Family Friendly Fun Holiday Cookie Class for beginners. Gather your family for baking and decorating, or treat yourself to some quality personal fun time. Learn how to make Royal Icing and the basics for decorating cookies with it at home. Participants will be baking the cookies ahead of time so that they are ready to decorate at the start of class. A PDF with two of the instructors personal sugar cookie recipes and a list of ingredients and supplies
needed for the Royal Icing will be provided at least a week before the class, to provide time for shopping and baking. The recipes will include a soft and chewy sugar cookie and a denser crisp sugar cookie. Participants can choose to bake one or the other or both using your favorite cookie cutters! One of the instructor’s favorite holiday cookie cutter shapes is a gingerbread person. This is one of the shapes that proves to be a lot of fun to decorate year after year and some time will definitely be spent on this in addition to other holiday shapes. No fancy decorating tips or bags will be needed. We will be using simple plastic sandwich bags to decorate.
Note: One registration fee for this on-line virtual class can include participants from the same household only.
Join us online! This class will take place on Zoom. Participants will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. As an added bonus, the instructor has created a private group on Facebook exclusively for participants of her cooking classes. Everyone will receive an invite to the group although joining is optional. The Facebook group will provide an opportunity for members to ask questions, share their own creations, and interact with other participants. Come join the fun!
Tess Georgakopoulos has been cooking for well over 40 years since she was roughly 6 years old. Born into a Greek family, the art of cooking traditional meals using ones senses rather than recipes and measurements was passed on from one generation to the next. Her father was also a trained chef who brought the magic of food to life in another form on the weekends as they cooked elaborate family meals together. Food prepared from the heart, with ones own hands and creativity was, and continues to be an expression of love in her home.
As a skilled home cook and baker, Tess enjoys creating original recipes for her family and friends. Sweet, savory, or doughy, she enjoys experimenting and creating in the kitchen daily. Pressure-cooking with a stove top cooker has been a part of her culinary repertoire for over 25 years. Tess is creating new recipes and reinventing traditional ones using the Instant Pot, which is taking her pressure-cooking to another level!
She has been teaching both in-person and on-line cooking classes through community education for a number of years having worked with numerous public school districts in and around the Twin Cities. Tess has recently started writing her first cookbook, and her food blog is also in the works! Some of her creations can be seen on her Facebook page @dishitupgood https://www.facebook.com/dishitupgood/ or on her Instagram Feed: Dish it up Good.