Growing up in St. Louis, Missouri, I spent countless hours watching my Mom — a total foodie, cookbook author, and local cooking school instructor — create delicious meals for our family. I learned the ins and outs of cooking from her. At a young age, I joined her in the kitchen after wearing out multiple Easy-Bake Ovens and taking almost-weekly cooking classes at a local cooking school. With a constant craving for anything sweet, I adopted the role of resident family baker, specializing in my favorite dessert — cookies! Baking wove itself into the fabric of my childhood and quickly became my passion. I was always setting aside cookie dough for my Dad to eat when he came home from work and sneaking a few bites of the unbaked dough for myself.
For me, the best part of making cookies is, and always has been, the pure, dough-ey goodness of the unbaked cookie. There is something undeniable about the smooth, sugary, deliciousness that comes right from the mixing bowl.
When I moved to New York City following design school, my passion for baking was as present as ever. Despite my tiny Manhattan kitchen, baking became a therapy of sorts. It was an escape from my busy schedule as a designer at a brand consultant firm and an outlet from the constant drum of the busy city. It nostalgically brings me back to my roots and grounds me when I need it most.
I love the process of trying new flavors and recipes — the journey of taking raw ingredients and transforming them into a delicious creation that can be shared. I find joy being in the kitchen and baking treats to share with the people in my life. From my kitchen to yours, enjoy the joy of sharing DŌ with your loved ones.
During a girls’ weekend in Philadelphia, we stopped by a cookie shop for a sweet-tooth fix, but my inner child craved the unbaked dough. We bought a tub of frozen cookie dough — intended for baking — and we passed around the tub, loving every bite and laughing about the lack of cookie dough designed solely for eating in its pure form.
From there, DŌ was born.
Erica was great ! This was a great, new experience for my boyfriend and I. We met new people and everything felt so warm. After the class, we stuck around and mingled! Definitely doing another one soon !!
Class was fun! Like making the cookies and the cookie dough was delicious! Great teacher. Loved the spatula we got to take home. Only downside was the price- a bit expensive. But it was a great class. I’m really glad I went!
My daughter enjoyed the class and all of the goodies we got to go home with.
Michael V. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.
Amy S. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.
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