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Community House potluck dinner to take care of your sweet tooth
December 6, 2017

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All things cookie will be the highlight of the Dec. 13 Community House potluck dinner, which includes a cookie exchange.

Kitchen Guild Member Clair Beckmann said the idea of holding the cookie exchange stemmed from conversations with Community House Architect Amy Nowacki, who is an incredible baker. Once they both started talking about their love of baking and Beckmann's sweet spot for cookies, the idea took hold.

Individuals who would like to be involved in the cookie exchange are asked to bring at least three dozen homemade cookies, with its recipe, if willing to share, to the Community House on Wednesday, Dec.13, before 6 p.m. There will be a signup sheet for those who drop off the cookies.

"I hope people will bring a family recipe, something fun and festive," Beckmann said.

Once all the cookies are dropped off they will then be divided into three dozen batches and handed out to those in attendance to bring home once the program concludes.

The monthly potluck will feature both Nowacki and Beckmann. Nowacki will demonstrate a previously secret family recipe, as well as how to make the best cookies. Beckmann will showcase several fast, tasty cookie recipes to bake when pressed for time.

Some of the Community House Kitchen Guild secret tips for better baking include chilling the dough and working with half at a time, cooling cookie sheet completely before reusing and never over, or under measure flour.

Samples will be provided.

Those who attend the potluck are asked to bring a dish to share for at least six people. The potluck begins at 6 p.m.

Beckmann said the potlucks are great to attend because the community comes together.

"The fellowship of the potluck is always fun," she said.

For more information, call Beckmann at (239) 472-4524.

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