Thousands of homemade holiday cookies sole during area cookie walks


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Sue Selasky, Detroit Free Press

So we designed on baking and decorating holiday cookies. But let’s face it, all too mostly we are pulpy for time — an part on a list that is not always straightforwardly available.

Or perhaps you don’t have the knack or calm to make delicious, gorgeous holiday cookies. It’s all good, we have options.

Holiday cookies, other baked products and in some cases, candy, is a travel away. Metro area cookie walks are entrance up.

These events offer a immeasurable array of cookies, from classical cutouts to racial favorites, many baked by an army of parishioners and volunteers. 

What’s singular about cookie walks is they offer a possibility to customize a preference of holiday cookies. And it’s all for a good means since they assistance lift supports for churches and other organizations.

Keep in mind these arriving cookie walks have set hours. It’s best to arrive early since goodies sell out fast. Cookies, unless noted, are sole by a pound.

Many cookie walks also sell other baked products and candy and other some holiday equipment decoratively packaged. Typically, your buy a box and a proffer places your cookie selections in it for you.


Here’s annual cookie walks that are entrance up:

Beacon Unitarian Universalist Church, 4230 Livernois, Troy; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 9 and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 10. Cookies are sole by a image and prices vary. There will also be pottery for sale. 

For info: 248-524-9339 or.

Christ Lutheran Church, 12500 Canal Road, Sterling Heights; 9 a.m.-noon (or until sole out), Dec. 16. The church’s Social Ministry Committee puts on this annual cookie travel to advantage amicable ministries such as Habitat for Humanity. Cookies are $8 per pound.
For info: 586-739-4906 or   

Grosse Pointe United Methodist Church, 211 Moross, Grosse Pointe Farms; 10 a.m.-noon Dec. 9. Thousands of Christmas cookies will be sole for $8 a pound. Other holiday treats and baked products will also be available. Proceeds advantage a goal work of United Methodist Women.

For info: 313-886-2363.

Meadowbrook Congregational Church, 21355 Meadowbrook Road (between 8 and 9 Mile roads), Novi. Doors open during 9 a.m Dec.9 (at 8:30 a.m. entrance numbers will be handed out). The eventuality goes until a cookies are gone. This is a 8th Annual Christmas Cookie Walk during Meadowbrook Church. Thousands of holiday cookies, candy, breads, fudge will be sold. Cookies are $9 per pound; other equipment are labelled individually. Free coffee and cookie samples will be served. Proceeds from a eventuality support church missions. 

For info: 248-348-7757 or

Milford United Methodist Church, 1200 Atlantic Street, Milford. 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 9. Cookies are $9 per pound. The eventuality is put on a United Methodist women that advantages various charities inside a church and in a community. Within a church one a charities it supports is Appalachia Service project. 

For info: 248-684-2798-or

Our Lady of La Salette Church, during a Father Landry Center, 2219 Coolidge Hwy., Berkley; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (or until cookies are gone) Dec. 9. Cookies are $7 per pound. Other baked products will be accessible and labelled individually. The church is still usurpation cookie donations to sell. Contact a church for drop-off information.

For info: 248-541-3762 or  

Our Lady of a Scapular, 2609 10th Street, Wyandotte. Located in a propagandize auditorium, a holiday cookie travel and bake sale takes place after a 4:30 p.m. mass on Sat.  and after all Sun. masses. 

For info: 734-284-9135 or

St. Michael’s Orthodox Church, 26355 West Chicago, Redford Township; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Cookies are $10 per pound. More than 100 opposite varieties of cookies all baked by parishioners. Some of a favorites and initial to sell out embody flashy cookies, apricot-filled cookies and walnut-filled pillows.

For info: 313-937-2120-

St. Margaret of Scotland Parish, 21201 13 Mile Rd, St Clair Shores.  9 a.m.-noon Sat. or until cookies are sole out. Homemade cookies are $7 per bruise and a eventuality is sponsored by a women’s club. 

For info: 586-293-2240 or

Timothy Lutheran Church, 8820 Wayne Road, Livonia: Early bird sale starts during 9:30 a.m. with a $2 acknowledgment Dec. 16. Regular hours: 10 a.m.-noon. This is a church’s 11th annual cookie travel event. Cookies are $7.50 per pound; other baked products will be away priced.

For info: 734-427-2290 or

Transfiguration Lutheran Church, 14176 Fenton Road, Fenton: 12th Annual Christmas Cookie Walk and Bazaar; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (until cookies are gone) Dec. 9. More than 57 varieties will be accessible for sale. Cost is $6 for a dozen cookies. To pre-order cookies go to
For info: 810-735-5495 or 810-629-5869.

West Bloomfield United Methodist Church, 4100 Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomfield; 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Dec. 9.  Entry numbers will be handed out during 8 a.m. Cookies are $8 per pound. Candy as good as homemade jams and jellies will be sole as good as breads.

For info: 248-851-2330

Contact Susan Selasky during 313-222-6872 or Follow @Susanmariecooks on Twitter. 

Cranberry Pistachio Shortbread

Makes: About 5 dozen / Preparation time: 20 mins / Total time: 1 hour, 35 minutes

The twist: The further of cranberries and chopped nuts takes a classical shortbread adult a notch.

1 lemon

1 crater (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

1 ¼ cups confectioners’ sugar

⅛ teaspoon salt

1 vast egg

2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

¾ to 1 crater dusty cranberries

½ crater shelled pistachios, finely chopped, or ½ crater walnuts, toasted and finely chopped

Grate 1 tablespoon lemon liking and fist 1 tablespoon lemon extract from a lemon; set aside. (Wrap remaining lemon in cosmetic and haven for another use.) In a vast bowl, kick butter, sugarine and salt until well-spoken and tawny on middle speed, about 3 minutes. With mixer running, kick in egg, afterwards lemon flay and juice, scraping side and bottom of play as needed.

Reduce speed to low and supplement a flour. Continue to kick on low until only incorporated. Stir in cranberries until uniformly distributed.

If a mix is too gummy to handle, cool it for 30 minutes. Otherwise, order a mix among 3 sheets of waxed paper and hurl into logs about 1 in. in diameter, regulating a waxed paper to assistance figure a log. Place a chopped nuts on a image and hurl a record in a nuts, dire a nuts into a mix so a record is uniformly coated.

Wrap firmly in cosmetic hang or waxed paper and cool during slightest 1 hour or adult to 1 week.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line 2 cookie sheets with vellum paper.

Working in batches, cut logs into ¼-inch-thick slices. Place a slices 2 inches detached on baking sheets. Bake 25 to 30 mins or until golden brownish-red around a edges and bottom, rotating sheets on racks median through. Refrigerate remaining mix while cookies bake. Cool baked cookies on handle racks. Repeat with remaining dough. Store in indisputable enclosure during room heat for adult to 3 days or in freezer for adult to 1 month.

Adapted from “The Good Housekeeping Christmas Cookbook” (Heart Books, $30). Tested by Susan Selasky for a Free Press Test Kitchen. Nutrition information not available.

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