“We call it a cookie sweatshop,” laughs Patty Kracht of Ann Arbor Cooks! Intrepid bakers who brave the trek to Michigan for their 4-hour Holiday Cookie Exchange class will be split into sweet-making teams and will leave with at least a dozen cookies from one of six varieties of holiday yumminess. You'll create and share everything from pear and walnut thumbprint cookies to chocolate-dipped macaroons. “We shop, get all the ingredients ready, guide you through the recipes, and clean up afterwards. You leave with a beautiful box filled with cookies, all the recipes, and no mess in your kitchen,” says Kracht. The Saturday, December 15 class is limited to 12 participants, so register early. Ann Arbor Cooks!
$95 per person. 9am-1pm. 5060 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor.734-645-1030. annarborcooks.com. —NB