The holidays mean cookies — and the annual Cookie Walk at Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church in Conifer brought out cookie lovers in a big way.
Hundreds came to the church on Dec. 11 to make cookie selections from 200 varieties — from simple chocolate chip to beautifully decorated sugar cookies to orange sandwich cookies, walnut butter balls and much more. There were also jams, breads, candy and other goodies.
Cookie Walk organizer Nancy Weeks figured about 100 bakers donated 10 dozen of each cookie, some making more than one kind. That’s a lot of cookies in one room at one time.
“This is just a fun event,” said Julia Winka of Conifer, who helped start the Cookie Walk in 2004 and has volunteered nearly every year since. “It’s great for community building. It’s also great because it gets more parishioners involved.”