5 holiday cookie decorating classes in Birmingham, including a gingerbread house workshop

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Don’t let the face fool you, my daughter loves making gingerbread houses every year. Photo via Patience Itson for Bham Now

The holiday season holds many traditions, but one that many look forward to is decorating—and eating!—cookies. If you’re looking to boost your frosting and sprinkle skills, or even just want to nibble on some sweet treats, check out these cookie decorating classes taking place in Birmingham this December.

Beginner Cookie Decorating and Wood Project

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Which cookie shape is your favorite? Photo via Hammer & Stain on Facebook

Move over kiddos, this cookie decorating class is for adults aged 18+. And it’s going to be an awesome time!

During the class, you’ll have the chance to decorate six cookies with royal icing. You’ll even get some icing recipes to take home so you can continue the baking fun.

What’s especially cool about about the class is the chance to create a sign or customized wood cookie tray.

Where: Hammer & Stain. 3704 Lorna Rd., Hoover, AL 35216
When: Friday, December 6
Time: 6PM
Price: $65

Christmas Cookie Workshop

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Do you think you can ice cookies this well? Photo via Flying Squirrel Cookies on Facebook

For some holiday cheer and lots of fun, head to The Pizitz Food Hall for a holiday-themed cookie workshop. Honestly, can you think of a better place to partake in some cookie magic?

Those who attend will receive hands-on experience learning the step-by-step process of decorating adorable cookies with help from Flying Squirrel Cookies—a Birmingham-based company that specializes in custom decorated sugar cookies.

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I spy a gingerbread man, a snowman and some reindeer. Photo via Cookie Destiny on Facebook

Participants will learn all the basics of cookie decorating, including:

  • Icing consistencies
  • Basic outlining
  • Flooding
  • Design techniques

Bonus: all supplies are included in registration, and no baking or cleanup is required. Plus, at the end of the class, you’ll leave with a boxed assortment of cookies you decorated.

Where: The Pizitz Food Hall. 1821 2nd Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203
When: Thursday, December 12
Time: 6-8PM
Price: $45

Holiday Cookie Decorating Class

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Who wouldn’t enjoy a box of holiday cookies? Photo via Cookie Destiny on Facebook

Cookie Destiny will be hosting two holiday cookie decorating classes this December, and you won’t want to miss out.

Join in the fun and learn how to design holiday cookies using three decorating techniques. Plus, take them home to show off to your friends and family. As long as you don’t eat them first. Crunch!

Class 1

Where: 4817 Promenade Pkwy., Bessemer, AL 35022
When: Fri., Dec., 6
Time: 6:30-8:30PM
Price: $35

Class 2

Where: Athleta at The Summit. 225 Summit Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35243
When: Sunday, December 15
Time: 6-8PM
Price: $35

Gingerbread Workshop

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Build your gingerbread house creation at Santa’s Gingerbread Workshop. Photo via McWane Science Center

We couldn’t have a guide to holiday classes without including one with gingerbread houses. So check this out.

On Saturday, December 14 and 21, head to McWane Science Center for their annual Gingerbread Workshop. Here you’ll find all the sweet treats and frosting you need to decorate your very own gingerbread house. So let your imagine soar as you create sweet memories.

Where: McWane Science Center. 200 19th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203
When: Saturday, December 14 and 21
Time: 11AM-3PM
Price: Members of McWane – $10; Nonmembers – $15

Christmas Cookie Decorating 

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Cookies, icing and sprinkles are ready for cool creations. Photo via Whisk Confections on Facebook

Love sugar cookies? Then learn how to make these tasty treats during this Christmas cookie decorating class at Cat-n-Bird Winery in Chelsea.

During the class, you’ll get hands-on experience and instruction on everything from icing consistency and outlining to storing and keeping cookies fresh.

The best part—you can take your delicious creations home to enjoy!

Registration includes:

  • Class
  • 4 cookies with icing to decorate
  • Syllabus with recipes
  • 1 glass of wine

Where: Cat-n-Bird Winery. 11661 Old Hwy. 280, Chelsea, AL 35043
When: Tuesday, December 17
Time: 6:30-8:30PM
Price: $40

For those of you taking part in cookie decorating classes around Birmingham, be sure to tag @bhamnow in your tastiest photos!

Patience Itson
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