THE COOKIE SCHOOL
CHEAPER THAN THERAPY BUT IT WEIGHS MORE!
The Cookie School was started in Bonaire, Georgia by a group of people who share a love of baking (and butter) and wanted to share that with everyone! Cookie School is a class that teaches you some easy hacks for baking. In class, each student receives a pan, a dozen cookies that he or she baked and decorated, recipes, methods, tips, tricks, and six hours of fun in the kitchen with new friends and the discovery of your whole tribe of bakers.
If you want a creative outlet that is as good for your soul as therapy, join us for a class! If you need to be introduced to an amazing bakery flavoring that is a butter sweet blend of vanilla bean and salted caramel, you are in the right place. If you need the company of nice people who bake, you are welcome here!
IN-PERSON, ONLINE, & FREE VIDEOS
IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL CLASSES
if you are too far away and still want to join a class, you can do it virtually, we’ll send you the necessary supplies ahead of time before the class
THE COOKIE SCHOOL STORY
BAKING IS THE NEW QUILTING BEE
DR. GOWAN - THE COOKIE PROFESSOR
Michelle is a retired teacher who has created decorated sugar cookies for decades. She finds great joy in the art of baking, especially with her girlfriends. Their grandmothers attended to domestic tasks in a social setting when they used to go to a friend' s house to help her make quilts for keeping her family warm in winter. They have come a long way since Quilting Bees but if she has a bad day, a little butter and sugar therapy with a girlfriend is all she needs. As she approached teacher retirement, everyone expected her to bake cookies full time. While Michelle could have been quite content doing that, she began to worry that she was never going to get to tell anyone anything ever again. When her passion for baking collided with her desire for teaching others to make their own sugar art, The Cookie School was born. Welcome to the virtual kitchen. Bring your coffee, dream up a design, grab a rolling pin and let's create!
ABOUT OUR STUDIO KITCHEN
The Cookie Nip Studio Kitchen is an event space in Marietta, Georgia, dedicated to the bakery arts. As warm and inviting as your girlfriend’s kitchen, we offer classes for adults and kids in decorating sugar cookies, cupcakes, petit fours, and sweet treats. While our focus is on sharing sugar skills with you, our primary goal is to create wonderful and meaningful experiences in the kitchen. If it is true that the heart of the home is the kitchen, then our legacies are built on the memories we make there. Whether you take advantage of one of our Cookie School classes, or you have a young entrepreneur who wants to learn how to earn money baking cupcakes or you just want to build your legacy by bringing your grandchild to an event to share measuring, rolling, baking and treasured conversations; we have a calendar of events for you. You are welcome to host a Candy Land, Cookie Decorating or Cupcake Wars birthday party here. Our trained decorators and sugar artists are eager to facilitate a memorable celebration for your group of friends. If your book club or Mom’s group wants to enjoy decorating cookies together, we can customize an event especially for you. We also design specific activities for corporate events. Let us add the whipped cream, sprinkles and cherry on top of your kitchen memories.
The other main element of the home page will be to sign up for classes, events, or schedule a private party. We have about five birthday party themes already planned and we may add to that or remove some depending on how they are embraced.
BIRTHDAY & PARTY THEMES
CANDYLAND BIRTHDAY PARTY
This party theme is perfect for younger guests (recommended for ages 4-7). The cost is $35 per guest with a minimum of 10 guests. Kids will have fun in the kitchen making birthday rice cereal lollipops, creating their own candy necklaces, and making sweet and sour candy kabobs. If time permits, we will play candy cane limbo.
COOKIE DECORATING PARTY
This party is recommended for guests age 5 and above. At this party, guests will decorate six pre-baked sugar cookies. Guests will receive an apron, chef hat, six decorated to take home and a really great time celebrating the guest of honor. Cost is $35 per guest with a minimum of ten guests.
CUPCAKE WARS PARTY
At this party, guests will compete in teams to create a perfect cupcake. Each cupcake will be judged on flavor profile, visual appeal, and creative use of ingredients. Cost is $40 per guest with a minimum of eight guests.
CAKE POP PARTY
This party is geared more to older, more sophisticated bakers who want to polish their sugar skills and who love to eat cake pops. Each guest will cost $40 with a minimum of eight guests. You will receive an electronic invitation, apron, an hour of instruction with one of our trained sugar artists, and a wonderful memory celebrating your special day.
COOKIES & COCOA WITH GRANDMA
This event is especially designed for quality time in the kitchen between a grandmother and grandchild ages five and above. Each pair will be given a recipe to make a delicious, old-fashioned sugar cookie, ingredients to measure, mix, roll, cut, sprinkle and bake. Cost is $55 per grandchild, Grandmas are free.
COOKIE DOUGH PARTY
This party is especially created for ages 8-15 to enjoy some time in the kitchen creating perfectly edible cookie dough. If you like the dough better than the baked cookies, this party theme will be perfect for you. The cost is $35 per guest with a minimum of 10 guests.