The cookie caper event, which takes place every December, is an annual tradition of where volunteers from the Team Hickam community come together and donate homemade cookies for single and deployed Airmen.
The program solicits donations for freshly baked cookies from base and community members. Volunteer “elves” then collect and sort the cookies in holiday-themed bags, which are distributed to single Airmen and Sailors living in the base dormitories and sent homemade cookies to deployed Airmen.
Friends of Hickam augments the Cookie Caper campaign by distributing a call for members to donate home-baked cookies and/or to volunteer at the collection and sorting event. Members have donated hundreds of dozens of cookies each year.