Can you think of anything better than the scent of warm, freshly baked cookies? We can’t. That’s why we’re going to be at the first annual Holiday Cookie Swap and Bake-Off this Saturday, December 19, from 1pm-3pm, at the Bowery Poetry Club in NYC, to benefit the Lower Eastside Girls Club.
The event is based on an old-fashioned cookie swap, where friends or family members bake a big batch of cookies, then come together and divvy them up. For a small donation of $15, guests will receive a tin to fill with cookies priced at $.50 and up. All proceeds will support entrepreneurial training programs at the Girls Club.
There will be 25 bakers at the event, showing off their most delectable cookies. A panel of celebrity bakers and chefs will also be judging and tasting, including Gina DePalma from Babbot; Myriam Eberhardt from DBGB Kitchen & Bar; Nichelle Stephens, Co-Editor of Cupcakes Take the Cake; and Sue Torres from Suenos. The winner will receive a “Baker’s Basket” of amazing kitchen goodies valued at more than $600, donated from Whole Foods Market, Russ and Daughters, Ghirardelli Chocolate, King Arthur Flour, Mionetto Prosecco, and, of course, FIJI Water.
Tickets are available online at The Girls Club website, or at the door. The organization aims to help girls and young women from the ages of 8-23, grow, learn, have fun, and develop the confidence in themselves to make a difference in the world. By delivering strong arts, literacy, science, health, and leadership programs, the organization provides girls with the vision to plan — and the tools to build — their future.
Bring your sweet tooth and appetite. It’s going to be one delicious day.