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Holiday Cookies


Cookie Craze      


Holiday cookies not only spruce up your party buffet table, they also make inexpensive but thoughtful gifts for family and friends.   


Brighten your holidays with these cookie recipes that will make you wish the holidays came around more than just once a year:    


Chocolate-Dipped Peppermint Sandwich Cookies


Linzer Cookies


Apple Spice Cookies   

Chocolate Toffee Cookies 



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The Chopping Block needs your help to win a small business grant that would allow us to publish a cookbook.  


If you want your favorite cooking school to author a book geared specifically for home cooks, please vote for us here. We'll use the prize money to help make our dream of a cookbook a reality.  


You can vote once a day every day until November 24th. Thanks for your support!


Apple Pie  

Learn Apple Pie Secrets


Join us for a Google+ Hangout today as our chefs share their secrets for our famous Apple Pie. Just login to your Google+ account and go to our page to watch. You can also submit questions on our page and we'll answer them during the broadcast. New to Google+? All it takes is a gmail address, which is free!   

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Heart of Holidays: Thick & Chewy Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread cookies are a holiday tradition for a lot of families. They are kid-friendly and inspire creativity when it comes to decorating. Plus, they are just plain delicious!

The Chopping Block's take on the traditional cookie is a thick and chewy version that will convert you from t
hin men. Watch Shelley's cookie secrets in our latest video and make these sweets part of your tradition this holiday season.

How to Make Gingerbread Cookies
How to Make Gingerbread Cookies

Our cookie cutters certainly get a workout during this time of year. Join us for our "Fun 'n' Fancy Holiday Cookies" class where you will learn to make Chocolate Turtle Cookies, Ginger Molasses Spice Cookies with Festive Sprinkles, Jam-Filled Thumbprints, Rum Balls and Cranberry Pistachio Bars with Apricot Glaze. You'll also bring home plenty of cookies to share with your family and friends! 


Don't miss our cookie-themed classes for Kids and Teens at Lincoln Square. We have four different weekend classes to choose from during December.   



View all of our November and December cooking classes on our website


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Peanut Brittle It's not just cookies we're excited about this holiday season. 'Tis the time for candy! Candy is another great gift idea to show those on your list you care enough to make them delicious treats. 

Learn the art of old-fashioned candy like White and Dark Chocolate Pistachio Bark with Dried Cranberries, Peanut Brittle, Buckeyes, Sugarplums and Macadamia Nut Fudge in our Candyland class offered on:

Sunday, December 9 Lincoln Square
Friday, December 21 Merchandise Mart 

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Final Push for Pies

Apple Pies Today is your last chance to order pies for Thanksgiving. We offer two pies, two days and two pick up locations to make your holiday stress-free.  


Our deep-dish, double-crusted Apple Pie is piled high with Granny Smith Apples and served in a 10" cast iron skillet. Our classic Pumpkin Pie is spiced to perfection and served in a 10" disposable aluminum pan.  


Order here for Tuesday, November 20 pie pick up at Lincoln Square.

Order here for Wednesday, November 21 pie pick up at Lincoln Square.  

Order here for Tuesday, November 20 pie pick up at the Mart.  

Order here for Wednesday, November 21 pie pick up at the Mart. 

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