Remember the “cake walk” games at school carnivals where you would play musical chairs, and the winner could choose a cake? I’ve participated in many of these little contests, but I’ve never won a cake. When I was a child, those games left me heartbroken and empty-handed.
At Red Bud Gift Shop & Coffee Tea Café, we’re all winners when Ann Yoder hosts her first Holiday Cookie Walk. This Amish shop owner doesn’t play games when it comes to baking cookies, either, and you can find out how serious she is at her Cookie Walk on Saturday, December 3, from 9 am until 5 pm…or until the cookies are gone.
I had never heard of the term “cookie walk” until I moved to Northern Indiana, and I learned it’s nothing like my former experience. At a cookie walk, all you do is pay a fee, grab a pretty box, and walk around a table or counter, filling your box with homemade treats as you go. No music. No contest. Just pure goodness.
You get to choose the cookies you want. And if your conscience allows, you can smile as if you baked them yourself when you present those baked goodies at your next Christmas gathering.
Truth is, I wouldn’t get away with that sort of presentation, because while I can make some tasty cookies, they’re not pretty. You will ooh and aah when you see Ann’s specialty treats.
About The Cookies
“I have a nice variety of cookies for the holidays,” shares Ann. “I’ll make all of them myself. I enjoy making nice, pretty cookies. Not just chocolate chip.”
So what will you see at the Cookie Walk?
Ann will have nearly a dozen different treats for you to choose from.
Russian teacup cakes. Snicker-doodles. Chocolate crinkles. Molasses cookies. Cutout cookies. Spritz cookies, Roll-up cookies.
Fruitcakes (“I love making my own fruitcakes,” adds Ann).
I got a sneak preview of a few of the cookies. My favorite was a homemade cream puff. It melted in my mouth.
And…Ann had cut the puff out in the shape of a swan.
I may fill my box up only with these magical delights. If you want any cream puffs, you might have to beat me to the Cookie Walk.
Ann did say she would take orders for holiday cookies, just in case she runs out of a specific kind you would like.
Tomorrow: Learn a little about Ann Yoder, the owner and baker of Red Bud Gift Shop & Coffee Tea Café.
What is your favorite cookie? Respond to this post and share what delights your cookie-pleasing palate. We will share with Ann your selections, and who knows? You might find your favorite at the Cookie Walk!