Holiday Cookies for Teens - In Person

Thursday, December 9, 2021 4:00pm to 6:30pm
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3674 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States
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A hands-on in-person baking class for youth aged 13-18.  This class is limited to 10 students. See our registration policies here and our rules for in-person events here.

Calling all teens! Tis the season to fill the air and our ovens with the sweet scent of holiday cookies. We’ll create two iconic cookie doughs in class, and students will learn some of the best decorating tricks of the trade to add some colorful flair to their cookies. Each student will leave class with a roll of sugar cookie dough to bake at home, and a delicious box filled with the day's creations! Join us as we mix up a variety of doughs and icings to bake, spread, and sprinkle our way into the holiday season. In lieu of a full meal, a buffet of savory dips and spreads will be available to snack on, alongside the sweet treats.



Chocolate peppermint crinkles

Sugar cookies with icing to decorate


This menu contains the following common allergens: Wheat, Dairy, Eggs. If you have allergies or dietary restrictions that concern your ability to cook along, please e-mail before purchasing a ticket.

Let’s Cook Together! 



Born and raised in Colorado, Elise Hayashi grew up in a family where knowing how to use a paring knife was more important than riding a bicycle. This sparked her passion for food and cooking at an early age, and she enthusiastically relocated to the Bay Area to study nutrition science at UC Berkeley. Outside of the classroom, Elise helped implement childhood obesity and exercise research, and worked as a pastry assistant to fill her free time with galettes and mousses. She also broadened her experience with food by studying and cooking her way through the Mediterranean diet in Italy, and working on an organic farm in Japan. Now, she is excited to merge her gastronomic backgrounds to share her love of food with the 18 Reasons community. During the rare moments when she is not eating, Elise can be found trying out new sports, playing and listening to live music, or wandering the aisles of grocery stores and farmers' markets.


Photo by Lydia Matzal on Unsplash