Cookie Monster Heads Back to Beijing

In the past three years of Cookie Monster Bake-Off events, we already know there is a lot of baking talent in Beijing as we’ve tasted some incredibly moreish cookies over the years. And it’s that time of year when we’re officially putting out the call for Beijing’s best bakers to begin submitting their recipe of choice for our annual bake-off event in March!

Co-hosted by The Hutong and yours truly, we are teaming up for the fourth annual Cookie Monster Charity Bake-Off, an eagerly anticipated event where you are encouraged to eat and buy delicious cookies in the name of supporting a worthwhile charity. Last year, the event raised RMB 10,133 for the Beijing Cultural Heritage Protection Center (CHP) and had previously raised funds for both BEAM and Bethel China.

If you’ve got a prized cookie recipe and you’d like to enter the 2017 Cookie Monster Charity Bake-Off and support a great cause, please email me directly: with your cookie recipe along with a photo (to demonstrate that you have, in fact, made the cookie recipe yourself). Deadline for submissions is Monday, Feb. 13th!

To give you a sneak preview of what to expect, you can scroll through the snapshot summary of last year’s Cookie Monster Bake-Off. The Hutong saw over 125 cookie loving guests munch their way through 20 different cookies baked from scratch.

Snapshots of Cookie Monster Bake-Off 2016:

Cookie Monster Bake-Off 2016

Get Your Cookie Card that Gets You Access to the COOKIES!

Cookie Monster Bake-Off 2016

Meet the Talented Bakers & Hear their Cookie Stories

Cookie Monster Bake-Off 2016

Cookie Monster Bake-Off 2016

Go to town on what cookie dreams are made of

Cookie Monster Bake-Off 2016
Cookie Monster Bake-Off 2016

Each Ticket Comes with a Cup of Warm Milk (Cookie Monster’s Choice Drink for Cookie Dunkin’)

Some 2016 Cookie Monster Winners:

Cookie Monster Bake-Off 2016

2016 People’s Choice for Best Cookie: “A Salty Surprise” by Becca Ruskin, Rachel Friedman & Sydney Hess

Cookie Monster Bake-Off 2016

2016 Judge’s Choice for Best Cookie:  Jamie Kung aka Sugar & Spice’s “Queen of the Cookie Jar”

Cookie Monster Bake-Off 2016

Dazzling Volunteers Sold an Impressive Number of Raffle Tickets

Cookie Monster Bake-Off 2016

Some Very Happy Cookie Monsters

Cookie Monster 2017 Event Details:

  • Date: Sunday, March 19th, 2017
  • Time: 2PM-5PM
  • Cookie Baker Applicants: Submit Photo & Cookie Recipe by Monday, February 13th.
  • Contact:
  • Location: The Hutong
  • Address: #1 Jiu Dao Wan Zhong Xiang Hutong 东城区九道弯中巷1号


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