Planning Ahead: Free Cookies

Just a reminder: Tomorrow, from noon ’til 2pm at the Rotunda in the Shops At Liberty Place, we’ll be having our official Philadelphia magazine Christmas Cookie Showdown. What is the Christmas Cookie Showdown, you ask? A contest, between some of the best pastry chefs in town, over who could make the most stunningly awesome holiday cookies in all the land. They’re all going to be there tomorrow, offering up their best efforts for you to judge, with the winner getting a bunch of cash donated to their favorite charity. Oh, and the best part? The cookies are all free!

One thing to consider, though: Since the cookies are free, what you should really do is drop a few bucks on some coffee from the Saxby’s near the 17th and Chestnut entrance. Not only will they be doing special coffee pairings to go along with the cookies, but all the money collected there while the contest is going on will be going to the winning chef’s charity of choice.

The cookies in question (plus recipes) [Philadelphia magazine]