The Kaske Cookie Class on Saturday, September 10, 2016, was a huge success!
We do not have any classes scheduled for 2017.
Please check back for updates in 2018.
Light Bulb Cookie Cutter
The author of The Brass Tavern Cookbook taught a cookie class in 2016 on how to make and decorate old-fashioned Christmas tree string light cookies (pictured right) using the light bulb cookie cutter that was provided in a 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 took place at the museum, a demonstration was 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. Participants were shown how to decorate the pre-baked cookies in their 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). Participants had the opportunity to decorate the pre-baked cookies in their kit, packaging them for gift giving or for themselves. The cookie kit contained the essentials needed, including recipes, to make a full batch of string light cookies at home. Various other holiday cookie decorating tips were demonstrated.
The cookie class was held at the historic 1910 Kaske House (Munster History Museum) on the southeast corner of Columbia Avenue and Ridge Road, Munster. Class size was limited. Prepaid RSVP wad required. Class Cost was $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 was provided.