Cookies and Puppies: Make and Eat Cookies, Help Puppies

Amateurs and pros are making cookies to raise money for rescue animals.

October is National Cookie Month and Bake Camp LA is hosting three cookie tasting festivals to celebrate local bakers and support Paw Works, a nonprofit animal rescue.

This Saturday, October 14, at the Pacific Palisades Woman’s Club, 901 Haverford Ave. more than 50 professional and amateur cookie bakers will be on hand, each hoping to be crowned “LA’s Favorite Cookie Baker.”

The winner will be crowned best cookie maker by attendees and a distinguished panel of judges • Neil Saavedra (Host, KFI’s The Fork Report – @forkreporter), Catherine McCord (Founder, – @weelicious), Sarah J. Gim (Founder The Delicious Life (and Tastespotting) – @TheDelicious),  Kiano Moju, (Founder Jikoni Studios, formerly Buzzfeed Tasty Producer – @kianomoju) and Steven Chavez Founder ( – latinofoodie).

There are three events and at each event there will be two winners: one pro and one amateur. Once all three events are done, the expert judges will try the three winning amateur cookies and pick a grand prize winner.

The top amateur baker will also win a collaboration with SoCal-based to create a custom cookie and sell it nationwide.

This event will offer two tasting sessions, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and an afternoon session from 1:30 to 4 p.m.

General admission tickets are $45 (includes 15 cookies), while a Mini Cookie Lover’s Pass (for kids) tickets are $15 (5 cookies), Mini Cookie Pass for Adults are $28 (7 cookies), a VIP Cookie Bliss Pass ticket (All Day Access) is $65 (25 cookies, plus no line!).

More information and tickets for each event are available at and on Eventbrite click here.

A limited number of spots are also still available for amateur and pro bakers who would like to participate. Bakers can sign up at

This event will support Paw Works, a Thousand Oaks-based nonprofit rescue that works with local shelters to give abandoned animals a second chance. Since 2014, Paw Works has found homes for more than 15,000 animals. It is hoped that Bake Camp will raise at least $5,000 at each of the three cookie events.

Additionally, there will be a Paw Works “Barkery,” which is a puppy pen with rescue puppies, to remind people that “dough” is being raised to rescue animals.

These siblings were from a litter of Cattle Dogs that were abandoned at a shelter’s night box, which Paw Works rescued.

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