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Vo-tech students prepare for cookie sale

Butler County Area Vocational-Technical School culinary students Erika Clendenning, 17, and Dylan Sebock, 18, put the finishing touches on snickerdoodles. Seb Foltz/Butler Eagle 11/16/21

'Tis the season to prepare for all things Christmas, including making Christmas cookies.

Students at the Butler County Area Vocational-Technical School are preparing for their annual Christmas cookie-baking event.

Katie Collins, culinary arts instructor at the career center, said, “This tradition of cookie making started before I was even here as a teacher, maybe 20 years ago.”

She also said the students look forward to this event each year as they get the opportunity to demonstrate their baking skills and experience what it might be like to run a bakery.

About 85 students from Butler, Knoch, Mars, Slippery Rock, Moniteau, Seneca Valley and Karns City high schools are involved in making these culinary festive delights. Students are split into teams in order to make dozens of cookies that can be purchased by the public.

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Butler County Area Vocational-Technical School culinary students Dylan Sebock, 18, and Erika Clendenning, 17, prepare Christmas cookies in the school’s commercial kitchen. Photography by Seb Foltz/Cranberry Eagle
Snickerdoodles at Butler County Area Vocational-Technical School . Seb Foltz/Butler Eagle 11/16/21
Butler County Area Vocational-Technical School culinary student Erika Clendenning, 17, prepares Christmas cookies in the school’s commercial kitchen with Dylan Sebock, 18. Seb Foltz/Butler Eagle 11/16/21
Butler County Area Vocational-Technical School culinary student Dylan Sebock, 18, and Erika Clendenning, 17, prepare Christmas cookies in the school’s commercial kitchen. Seb Foltz/Butler Eagle 11/16/21
Butler County Area Vocational-Technical School culinary student Erika Clendenning, 17. Seb Foltz/Butler Eagle 11/16/21
Butler County Area Vocational-Technical School culinary student Dylan Sebock, 18. Seb Foltz/Butler Eagle 11/16/21
Butler County Area Vocational-Technical School culinary students Sarah Wodarski, 17, and Hannah Gregor, 15, prepare cookies for the annual sale.Photography by Seb Foltz/Cranberry Eagle
Butler County Area Vocational-Technical School culinary student Dylan Sebock, 18, prepares Christmas cookies in the school’s commercial kitchen. Seb Foltz/Butler Eagle 11/16/21
Butler County Area Vocational-Technical School culinary student Erika Clendenning, 17, prepares Christmas cookies in the school’s commercial kitchen. Seb Foltz/Butler Eagle 11/16/21
Butler County Area Vocational-Technical School culinary student Dylan Sebock, 18, pulls a cookie sheet from the oven. Seb Foltz/Butler Eagle 11/16/21
Butler County Area Vocational-Technical School culinary students Sarah Wodarski, 17, (left) and Hannah Gregor, 15, prepare cookies. Seb Foltz/Butler Eagle 11/16/21
The vo-tech’s annual Christmas cookie sale features a variety of cookies.
Butler County Area Vocational-Technical School culinary student Erika Clendenning, 17, prepares Christmas cookies in the school’s commercial kitchen. Seb Foltz/Butler Eagle 11/16/21
Butler County Area Vocational-Technical School culinary student Erika Clendenning, 17, puts sprinkles on a Christmas cookie with Dylan Sebock,18, recently. The vo-tech students sell dozens of cookies for the holiday season.Seb Foltz/Butler Eagle