Seattle Milk Fund’s CookieFest 2018—Seattle’s ultimate pop-up bake sale

First 100 people in line receive an America’s Test Kitchen Recipe Collection

CookieFest 2018 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. 8 at 11 a.m. (We will sell cookies as long as we have them. Best selection goes to the early birds!)

All proceeds from CookieFest go to Seattle Milk Fund. Seattle Milk Fund provides helps make child care more affordable for low-income, full-time student parents who are working toward their degree at King, Pierce, and Snohomish 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.

What: Seattle Milk Fund’s Annual CookieFest, cookies are priced at $20 a dozen or $2 each.

When: Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at 11 a.m. In years past, cookies have sold out very quickly. Get there early to make sure you have your choice of holiday-themed treats!

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.

Kids’ activities:

Paint your own holiday cookie! The cost is $5 per cookie. Cookies donated by Crum Cakes and Cookies.

A winter scavenger hunt for kids. Find 3 winter characters hidden around CookieFest and win a free prize.

Do CookieFest like a pro:

Bakery boxes will be on hand, however feel free to bring cookie tins or Tupperware.

CookieFest loyalists begin arriving about an hour before opening (around 10 a.m.). Once the doors open, the line moves fast.

The first 100 people in line will receive a FREE America’s Test Kitchen recipe collection.

Door prizes include prize packs and gift cards from America’s Test Kitchen, Book Larder, Grand Central Bakery, and Storyville Coffee Company.

Enjoy free milk from Darigold. Enjoy free tea from Choice Organic Teas.

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

2018 participating bakers and bakeries include: Arctic Club Seattle, Bothell High School Culinary Arts, Byen Bakeri, Crum Cakes and Cookies, Dahlia Bakery, Edmonds Community College Baking and Pastry Arts Program, Hello Robin, Hillcrest Bakery, Little Rae’s Bakery, Midnight Cookie Co., Newport High School, Nielsen’s Bakery, PCC Markets, Renton Technical College’s Professional Baking Program, Schwartz Brothers Bakery, Standard Bakery, The Cookie Counter, West Seattle High School ProStart, WOW Baking Company, and more!

Visit seattlemilkfund.org for additional information about CookieFest. To participate or volunteer at CookieFest, contact info@seattlemilkfund.org.

About Seattle Milk Fund

Seattle Milk Fund empowers low-income parents to create brighter futures through early and higher education opportunities for their families. As parents work toward their first college degree, their children receive a quality, early-learning experience that helps set them up for educational success as they start kindergarten or gives them a safe place to be after school.

When a family enters our program, they are eligible for more affordable child care that—on average—covers 70% of their child care costs; additional family support to help with basic needs; and a volunteer advocate to help cheer them on as they take this important step toward graduation and a career that pays a living wage.

Our students are determined. We are proud of our student parents’ 95% degree completion rate and 3.5 quarterly GPA. Our students are hardworking. Upon graduation, they expect to increase their earning power by 300%. Our students give back to society and the local economy. They become our community’s next nurses, teachers, accountants, scientists, engineers, and tech workers.

        – Seattle Milk Fund

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