Plugra® Gourmet Club Chefs Join French Pastry School in Holiday Cookie Exchange

Tips, techniques and stories behind favorite holiday cookies

Nov 19, 2012, 11:00 ET from Plugra Butter

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 19,  2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Plugrá® European-Style Butter is wrapping up the inaugural year of the Plugrá Gourmet Club by hosting a Gourmet Cookie Exchange with Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer, world-renowned pastry chef and instructor at the French Pastry School of Kennedy-King College. The feature shares everything needed to host an exchange this holiday season.


For this cookie extravaganza, Plugrá reached back into the Gourmet Club cookbook for past chefs' holiday favorites. Chef Pfeiffer shares his secrets for making Christmas Sablés and Rum Truffles. Chef Dominique Tougne of Chez Moi in Chicago offers his Recettes Madeleines. The Malted Strawberry Macarons come from Chef Megan Garrelts of Bluestem in Kansas City, and SAVEUR Magazine shares a Gingerbread Cookie recipe.

Chef Pfeiffer's recipes, drink pairings and party suggestions help create the perfect cookie exchange experience for the holiday season. "The tradition of cookie tins and gifts has been alive with my family for generations," said Chef Pfeiffer. "I'm thrilled to share our recipe with the Plugrá Gourmet Club members." 

Throughout the year, Plugrá European-Style Butter partnered with SAVEUR Magazine and enlisted Plugrá-loving chefs from around the country to bring their styles and recipes to culinary enthusiasts through menus, videos and décor tips. Home chefs can learn from professionals how Plugrá Butter creates less moisture content and a creamier texture leading to fluffier cakes, flakier pastries, creamy sauces, rich risottos, and extraordinary flavored butters and sautés.

Each month a Club of the Month is recognized based on entries which include tips for throwing a successful dinner party, suggestions for cuisine features, and a photo representing their Plugrá Gourmet Club. The winning group is awarded $500 toward their next dinner party.

About Plugrá European-Style Butter

Plugrá Butter is marketed by the Consumer Brands division of Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. For information on the Plugrá Gourmet Club, to see cuisine features and to register a dinner club, visit or For information about The French Pastry School, visit


SAVEUR is the definitive culinary and culinary-travel magazine of its generation. It has been honored with four American Society of Magazine Editors awards and 17 James Beard journalism awards. SAVEUR magazine and are part of the Bonnier Travel & Epicurean Group, a division of Bonnier Corporation.


 Crystal Hedrick

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