Destinations: CookieFest 2015 -- Seattle’s Ultimate Pop-Up Bake Sale Dec. 12

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Imagine an entire room full of cookies
Photo by Rudy Lopez
CookieFest 2015 is Seattle’s ultimate pop-up bake sale! Local pastry artisans unite to sell thousands upon thousands of delectable, holiday-inspired treats for a good cause. Start your holiday excursion at CookieFest during Seattle Center’s Winterfest on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 10am.

All proceeds from CookieFest go to Seattle Milk Fund’s Child Care and Family Support Program. Seattle Milk Fund provides child care grants and family support to low-income, full-time students at King County colleges and universities. While parents are in school, their children receive a valuable learning opportunity in a licensed, quality child care facility or preschool. Seattle Milk Fund helps parents realize their higher education potential, which can create a brighter and more stable financial future for their families.

What: Seattle Milk Fund’s Annual CookieFest, cookies are priced at $15 per dozen or $1.50 each.

When: Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 10am. New start time! In years past, cookies have been boxed up by 12 noon. This year, expect a 2 to 3 hour-long sale.

Where: Seattle Center’s Amory Loft, parking is conveniently available surrounding Seattle Center. Suggested lots include the Memorial Stadium Lot or the Fifth Avenue Lot next to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Many groups participate
Photo by Rudy Lopez

Do CookieFest like a pro

· There will be bakery boxes on hand, however feel free to bring cookie tins or Tupperware. Also, a bag to hold your sweet confections would be a good idea.

· CookieFest loyalists typically begin arriving about an hour before opening. Once the doors open, the line moves fast.

· Nothing goes better with cookies than milk—enjoy FREE milk from Darigold!

· Start your holiday excursion at CookieFest and stay to enjoy family-friendly Winterfest programming at Seattle Center.

“For the past several years it has been a joy to support Seattle Milk Fund’s CookieFest,” said Laura Copenhaver, Director of Admissions for LeCordon Bleu Seattle. “Those who purchase cookies from Le Cordon Bleu at CookieFest will be given a ‘Kitchen Pass,’ which will allow you to sit in on an actual class.”

2015 participating bakers and bakeries include: Aegis Living, Arctic Club, Bothell High School Culinary Arts, Columbia City Bakery, Fancy Free Bakery, Flying Apron Bakery, Grand Hyatt Seattle, Lake Washington Institute of Technology, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, Little Rae’s, Mighty-O Doughnuts, Newport High School Culinary Arts, On Safari Foods, PCC Natural Markets, Queen Bee Coffee Shop, Schwartz Brothers, Seattle’s Own Shortbread, South Seattle College, Skydotter Epic Cookies, Tom Douglas Restaurants, West Seattle High School, and more!

CookieFest is sponsored by Macy’s, National Frozen Foods, and Darigold. Visit Seattle Milk Fund for additional information about CookieFest.

As one of Washington’s longest-running charitable organizations, Seattle Milk Fund has been fueling families’ futures since 1907. Students are provided a quarterly child care grant of up to $1,300 per child, and a quarterly family support grant of $450 per family.

In 2013-2014, Seattle Milk Fund presented a total of $261,548 in grants to local families. Since changing its giving focus in 1965 to provide higher education and family support grants, and in 1990 to include child care grants, Seattle Milk Fund has awarded more than $16M to local families.


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