On the 1st of December I got an email from Ivory at Allrecipes.com about an event at Allrecipes.com’s headquarters here in Seattle. It was the second year that Allrecipes.com and NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE®, organized the Cookies Across America campaign encouraging millions of people to bake, decorate and share cookies with the less fortunate this holiday season. They expect to bake and share over 1 billion cookies across America in the month of December. You can either throw or attend a bake party.
The email from Ivory was to let me know that thy were inviting people to their office to decorate cookies that can be shared. I was so thrilled by the idea and immediately agreed to go for it. AJ was a sport and agreed to come along..more to decorate more cookies!
So, we left on a Saturday morning (which is big deal for me, believe it!) to go decorate cookies. We met the fabulous team at Allrecipes.com and they made us feel totally welcome. There were cookies there that they had got from a local bakery and frosting too.
We picked up some plates, loaded them up with cookies – snowman, christmas tree, ornaments, candy cane, gingerbread man and what not! I was on a sugar high just seeing the cookies.
There was all kinds of toppings – sprinkles of various colors and sizes, coconut flakes, crushed candy cane and what not! My first few cookies were not the best decorated one, but they got better and after a few I got a little creative and it was so much fun!
That one was one of the best decorated plate of cookies. When I got to know that it was decorated by a woman who has been professionally decorating cookies for many years, I was a lot relieved
There were some girl scouts, family members of some of team members, friends and some bloggers too. The kids especially were having a blast decorating the cookies and the Allrecipes.com team were very diligent in filling our sprinkles tray as they got empty and getting us icings of various colors that we needed.
Here are more cookies that were decorated that day.
I heard that there were over 300 cookies decorated in that office that day! Yaay! There are still a few more weeks for December to end, so if you want to show some support, you can read more about it here and “like” Cookies Across America on Facebook.