Church continues sweet tradition
Updated: February 4, 2013 1:17AM
BURR RIDGE — The annual cookie sale at St. Peter and St. Paul Orthodox Church, 6980 County Line Road in Burr Ridge, is one place to get these and dozens more favorite holiday treats. The members of the Burr Ridge church come from all over the world, and their diversity is evident in the vast variety of cookies prepared for the sale each year.
This year’s sale, from 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 8, will offer up fresh-baked goods from dozens of bakers from as far as Racine, Wisc.
“Last year we had nearly 300 pounds of cookies,” said event organizer Mary Raschke.
Most of those were gone in the first hour, said Raschke, who suggests getting there early for the best selection.
Customers can hand select their cookies, which are sold for $10 a pound. Some bring their own favorite tin to fill.
“A lot of them make really specialty-type cookies,” said Raschke, who helped to originate the annual event 16 years ago. Along with cookies are homemade breads and chocolate creations by Nadia Dremak of Chicago. The self-taught chocolatier creates oversized cupcakes made completely of chocolate that can be filled with cookies.
A portion of profits from this year’s sale will help send children to summer camp. Father Herman Kincaid said he hopes to one day give all proceeds to some sort of children’s charity.