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The cookie caper of Davis Bay returns

But as COVID still circulates, the Dec. 9 event is ‘drive-buy’
The St. John’s United Church Cookie Caper returns Dec. 9.

After almost 20 years, the St. John’s United Church Cookie Caper in Davis Bay has become something of a tradition here on the Coast. 

And it’s on again this year, Dec. 9, 9 a.m. to noon or until the cookies run out. And since COVID is doing its grinchy little thing still, organizers have decided to do a “drive-buy,” where folks can drive through the parking lot to pick up a selection of home-baked holiday cookies that a few volunteers have safely boxed. 

Shortbread, gingerbread, rumballs, French button cookies, lebkuchen, and more shortbread will be available, as will be a limited number of boxes of vegan cookies and frozen apple pies – all going for $20 each. Cash, credit, debit, and e-transfer are all being accepted. A percentage of the sales is being donated to the SC food bank. 

Organizer, Deb Crispin, says the bakers of St. John’s are already stockpiling flour and butter and sugar as they prepare for the days ahead of baking cookies. “We’ve got some really enthusiastic bakers here who will make over 100 dozen cookies for this event,” she says, mixing up fondant for the almond-flavoured sugar cookies coming out of the oven. 

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“When the cookies are gone, we’re done,” Crispin says, “so don’t wait until noon to come on by!”