"Chocolate Peppermint Christmas Cookies," by Mary Beth Livengood, were announced as winning cookies at the Cookies, Cocktails and a Cause fundraising event for the YWCA Darien/Norwalk at Good Food Good Things on Nov. 30. Lori Gilmore, a pastry chef and kitchen manager of the Good Food Good Things Cafe, judged the contest by tasting more than 40 different cookies entered in the contest.
The third annual Cookies, Cocktails and a Cause ladies night event was attended by more than 70 women and was sold out over three weeks prior to the event date. More than half of the women who attended brought cookies for a cookie swap and had their cookies judged in the cookie contest. The event also featured hors d'oeuvres from Diane Browne Catering and a wine tasting. Tickets were sold for a raffle of more than $2,000 worth of prizes donated by local merchants and attendees could also make donations to the YWCA Community Tree.