Scripps Lifestyle Studios' Ultimate Cookie Party
Calling all cookie lovers! For the first time ever, FoodNetwork.com and HGTV.com are coming together for a holiday cookie extravaganza complete with a full spread of seasonal sweets, a duo of next-level gingerbread houses and even all-star talent like Justin Warner — and it's all happening live on Facebook.
Beginning at 10 a.m. EST Friday, Dec. 11, you can go to Food Network's official Facebook page, where Justin will be taking fans behind the scenes inside the Food Network Kitchen and chatting with expert cookie bakers on the team to find out what it takes to bake a cookie that not only tastes great but looks festive too. As the day unfolds, stay tuned to our Facebook page and pop over to HGTV's official Facebook page to see how the Food Network and HGTV teams put their signature spins on a store-bought gingerbread house. You can also delve into the little-known bits and bites of cookies with Dan Pashman as he reveals the right way to eat a cookie. (Yes, there's such a thing as a wrong way.) And learn the best sips to serve alongside your favorite cookies.
Have questions about how to bake up your own batches of cookies? Leave them in the comments on Facebook and someone from our team may answer them live.
Read on below to get a taste of what's in store during the live event, and if you can already feel your sweet tooth aching, get a jump-start on baking with some of Food Network's favorite cookie recipes, like the gingerbread beauties above.
11 a.m. on HGTV's Facebook page: Wrapping isn't just for store-bought goodies. Find out how to package and present your cookies so you can impress everyone on your "nice" list.
12 p.m. on Food Network's Facebook page: Dan joins the party alongside Justin to discuss the science of cookies, then the focus shifts to the ultimate in multipurpose cookie dough. Learn Food.com's five twists on a chocolatey classic, plus the secrets to piping like a professional.
1 p.m. on HGTV's Facebook page: 'Tis the season for cookie swaps. Hear about good-to-know ideas for hosting an event with ease, and find out how to keep the kids busy at all your seasonal get-togethers.
2 p.m. on Food Network's Facebook page: The FoodNetwork.com team breaks down the king of all cookies — the chocolate chipper — crumb by crumb to show off just what makes it so special. Afterward, get an up-close look at the gingerbread houses that the FoodNetwork.com and HGTV.com teams created, and be sure to ask any last-minutes questions for members of our team to answer.