TheHutong culture center in Beijing will host its annual charity bake-off to indulge Beijing’s most indulgent cookie monsters, showcase some of Beijing’s best bakers, and support a local community charity. Competitors eager to present their favorite cookie creations should submit one recipe to TheHutong (e-mail: Kristen@lumdimsum.com) by Feb 9, ideally with a one-sentence explanation of why it’s awesome and a photo of the finished cookie. TheHutong will pick20recipes tocompete in itsMarch 14CookieMonsterBake-Off. Selected contestantsmustprovide enoughsmall cookie bite samples to go around (for about 50 people). All will also be allowed to sell their own cookies (each bag of five cookies for 20 yuan, of which 5 yuan will be donated to a select charity). For cookie fans who just want to come and snack, the entrance price is 150 yuan (which includes sample bites of all 20 cookies plus one drink). TheHutong will also be selling and serving up some hot drinks: Warm milk (that’s what the CookieMonster likes to dunk his cookies into), hot chocolate, chai tea, mulled wine and hot toddies. Contest entry deadlineFeb 9; eventMarch14, 2-5pm, The Hutong, 1 JiuDaoWanZhong XiangHutong, Dongcheng district, Beijing; thehutong.com. 15901046127.