Volunteers of Trillium Health Centre’s Gingerbread Cookie Factory returns to Sherway Gardens
Be a part of this popular holiday tradition and join the Volunteers of Trillium Health Centre for their 21st annual Gingerbread Cookie Factory at Sherway Gardens (Hwy 427 & the QEW) from November 30 to December 23. The Gingerbread Cookie Factory is open Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 11a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located at the north end of Sherway Square near GapKids. Cookies are $4 each or three for $10. All proceeds will support seniors health services at the Trillium sites of The Credit Valley Hospital and Trillium Health Centre. For additional information call 416-621-1070 or visit www.sherwaygardens.ca.
For the past 21 years, local families have shown their support of the hospital by using their creative and innovative ideas to decorate and personalize their cookies. Many volunteers and staff look forward to giving their time and volunteering at this festive fundraiser.
Each year, people of all ages participate in the Gingerbread Cookie Factory and it has become part of many families’ annual holiday traditions. More than 3,000 cookies are decorated each year to help the hospital.
VOLUNTEERS OF TRILLIUM HEALTH CENTRE
GINGERBREAD COOKIE FACTORY AT SHERWAY GARDENS
November 30 to December 23
Friday - Saturday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sundays: 11a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cookies are $4 each or three for $10!
All proceeds in support of senior’s health services at the Trillium sites of
The Credit Valley Hospital and Trillium Health Centre.
TIPS FOR DECORATING A GINGERBREAD COOKIE:
Making gingerbread is a fun family activity during the holiday season. All you need to get started are some gingerbread people cookie cutters and some imagination. Take one gingerbread cookie, add any amount of icing and top with candies, gumdrops and chocolates. ENJOY!
TRADITIONAL GINGERBREAD COOKIE RECIPE:
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. shortening
1/2 c. light molasses
2 1/4 c. flour
4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. all spice
Cream sugar and shortening. Add egg and molasses; blend. Mix in dry ingredients. Chill dough for 1 hour. Roll out dough to 1/8 in. thickness. Cut into desired shapes. Bake at 350 Fahrenheit degrees for 8 to 9 minutes.