Cooking

Learn from local chefs, cooks and bakers, and discover delicious, healthy food ideas for your busy lifestyle!

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Courses

Beginner Cookie Decorating

If you’ve never worked with royal icing or have dabbled just a little, this class will help you get the ball rolling.  We will work step by step on each cookie to learn the various decorating techniques used with royal icing, specifically piping/outlining, flooding, and wet-on-wet techniques. There are five cookie designs planned, and we will keep things rolling to get them all completed by the end of class. You will be taking them home with you in a bakery box, along with a royal icing recipe, a sugar cookie recipe, a decorating tool, a cookie cutter and a packet of seasonal sprinkles and/or cookie decorations. All
supplies are provided. This semester, class will be shortened to two hours by offering an informational handout, as well as a video, via email, with basics of baking cookies, tips and tricks of the trade, and a list of places online to check out for additional tutorials, instructional blogs, recipes, and vendors/suppliers for those who want to take it to the
next level. Ages 10+.

Students who have to withdraw must do so at least 5 days prior to the start of the
course for a full refund. 

5/2 - Cinco de Mayo Theme

6/26 - Summer Is Here Theme

Course on 5/2 will be held in Daycare Center, Room B06

Course on 6/26 will be held in Daycare Center, Room B05

Cindy Burek of Buttercup Cookie, Instructor

Beginner Cookie Decorating
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Wednesday, 6/26
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZCOK-023 700 0 seats left $69Section Full

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Let's Make Biscotti

In this hands-on class, learn techniques to make a perfect biscotti. These biscotti are crispy and delicious, make great gifts, and are excellent served with your favorite beverage. You’ll bake the biscotti, decorate them by dipping them in chocolate and sprinkles, and then take the biscotti and the recipes home with you. All supplies are provided. Please note: This class is open to students age 10 and older. Students ages 10 - 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring an apron, wear closed toe shoes, and wear a hat or tie your hair up. Students who have to withdraw must do so at least one week prior to the start of the course for a full refund.

Course will be held in the Day Care Center, Room 135

Eileen Caliva, Instructor

Let's Make Biscotti
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Tuesday, 6/18
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZCOK-110 700 0 seats left $64Section Full

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Division of Workforce Development and Community Education

Fitzgibbons Health Technologies Center, Room 334

Fax: (518) 629-8103

Regular Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Summer 2024 Hours (May 20 - July 26): Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Friday, Closed
(excluding college holidays and vacations)