From the Chopping Block: The Indulgence Days are in full swing!

The days of indulgence are upon us! We just finished digesting our turkey dinner, and now it’s time to turn our attention to holiday entertaining, namely sweets and treats. December is the time to put off the diet in favor of cookies and candy.


Of course, the essential holiday cookie is the basic sugar cookie. With countless shapes, flavor and decorating options, this cookie is easy to make even if you don’t happen to be a strong baker. Watch The Chopping Block’s Chef/Owner Shelley Young demonstrate how to make Sugar Cookies in our video. 

If you’d like some hands-on practice this holiday season, join us for our Holiday Cookie Exchange at our Merchandise Mart location on Sunday, December 18, 2016 from 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. You’ll enjoy homemade Hot Cocoa as you mix, bake, decorate and fill four different cookies and one no-bake confection. The best part is, you’ll leave with plenty to share with friends and family as you depart with over 12 types of cookies. Sign up at  and choose which batch of cookies you want to learn how to make during this epic cookie swap!


For more tips on baking during the holiday season, download The Chopping Block’s free guide Be a Better Baker.  

You’ll get:

  • Recipes for desserts that work well for crowds during the holiday season,
  • Tips to help you organize your time by knowing what can be done ahead, what needs to be done at the last minute and how to bring it all together, 
  • A list of essential kitchen tools to make baking easier, and
  • Lessons on how to use your freezer and work in batches to save time, money and energy.

Happy holidays and get baking!

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