Before the invention of greeting cards, people expressed sentiments with decorated cookies, crafting tiny pink hearts to say "I love you" and edible Christmas trees to say "I buried your car keys in the forest." Convey your feelings accurately with today's Groupon: for $15, you get a two-hour cookie-decorating class at Choc-Oh-Lot Plus in Brooklyn (a $30 value).
Choc-Oh-Lot Plus's artistic confectioners sweeten up kitchen repertoires with a two-hour course in cookie decorating. With an instructor's step-by-step guidance, students handcraft seasonally shaped sugar cookies adorned with frosting to transform treats into Halloween pumpkins, Thanksgiving turkeys, and Labor Day W-2 forms. Utilizing a squeezable pastry bag, hands top cookies with royal icing, learning the tricks needed to craft aesthetically pleasing batches of sugary shapes. Take-home recipes encourage patrons to continue practicing at home, so they can eventually fashion treats in themes as diverse as Inspector Gadget's rolodex of mechanics. Students should bring their own containers to take their cookies home in.
Bay Ridge & Fort Hamilton
7911 5th Ave.
Brooklyn, New York 11209