Macy's & Batter Bakery Holiday Cookie Decorating Class
Where: Cellar Demo Kitchen at Macy's Union Square, 170 O'Farrell (at Powell), 397-3333
When: Sat., Dec. 8, 2-4 p.m.
Cost: $20 (purchase in advance via Eventbrite)
The rundown: Batter Bakery founder Jen Musty leads a fun session breaking down how to make, mix, and tint royal icing, techniques on how to ice cookies, and how to decorate in finer detail using ingredients like sanding sugar, chocolate, and sprinkles. Students will take home the icing recipe as well as the four cookies they decorate in class; four are holiday-shaped shortbread and two are gingerbread. It's for a good cause, too: Proceeds of this class will benefit Project Open Hand.