Holiday Cookie Walk

Holiday Cookie Walk

December 20th, 2014

The 7th Annual Holiday Cookie walk will be held at the Penn Yan Presbyterian Church on December 20th (Cookie drop off will take place the day before). The event doors will open at 10am. Read the excerpt (below) from the Chronicle Express for an overview of how the event will work.

We welcome bakers to sign up to bake by filling out our form (click here)!

Bakers: What we’re looking for –

  • 6 dozen of your very best, fanciest, most Martha Stewart-esqe Holiday cookies
  • Your cookies should all be the same type (not an assortment)
  • They can be your own traditional favorite or something new and unique
  • Peanut blossoms, decorated cutouts, and any cookie with chocolate – are always popular
  • We ask that you deliver your cookies, wrapped neatly (and safely) in a disposable box (not your favorite Tupperware container), and labeled with the name or type of cookie, plus your name and contact information.
  • Cookies should be delivered to the Penn Yan Presbyterian Church on FRIDAY BEFORE THE EVENT between Noon and 4pm. If you cannot make it during that time, email and we will make other arrangements.

How the Cookie Walk Works

The Annual Holiday Cookie Walk to support the Keuka Comfort Care Home has grown each year since it’s beginning in 2008. We expect this year to surpass previous years in both the amount of Cookies received and the number of friendly patrons waiting for our doors to open at 10am on Saturday.

With the expected crowd in mind, the Cookie Walk Committee has formulated a plan to help alleviate over crowding and limited parking, as well improve the speed of weighing and paying during the “sugar rush”. We sincerely want the Cookie Walk to be a fun and enjoyable experience for everyone involved! If you arrive to the Cookie Walk before 10am, you can expect to receive a numbered ticket which will serve as your place in line.

We will alleviate the massive cookie crowd by welcoming patrons in order of ticket numbers while maintaining a crowd at or below the posted room capacity. This is not only to give each patron more room to move around freely, but also for everyone’s safety! We are hoping to reduce the wait time to weigh and pay by allowing each patron to have the option to fill up to two boxes at a time – after all, each patron only has up to two available hands!

Join us at the Penn Yan Presbyterian Church on Saturday to see what all this buzz is about! We will have over 6,000 Holiday cookies and treats of all kinds baked by talented and generous members of our community, sold at $8 per pound (unless otherwise stated). Gorgeous and decadent cookies make great gifts for friends, family, office parties, or save them for yourself! Our doors will open at 10am and remain so until all of our treats are gone. If you wish to avoid the crowd and pre-order your cookies (at $9/pound), send an email to or call the house at (315) 536-1690. If you would like to contribute by baking 6 dozen of the same type of cookie, email and let us know (it’s not too late!).

We have been consistently overwhelmed by the generosity of our bakers and volunteers, and the number of sugar-seeking patrons who show up every year. The Keuka Comfort Care Home receives all profit from this event, and the Cookie Walk Committee thanks the community for their support of the Cookie Walk year after year.

We welcome bakers to sign up to bake by filling out our form!