The holidays are the perfect excuse to indulge a little–so why not give back to the community while enjoying yourself? Throughout the month of November, take advantage of a special opportunity to benefit Make-A-Wish while noshing on some delicious gingerbread cookies.

The premise is simple: just head to one of the Lark Creek Restaurant Group’s restaurants and order a freshly-baked, star-shaped gingerbread cookie to decorate with frosting, sprinkles, and candies for $10. The cookies can be enjoyed during your meal, taken home in a decorative bag, or given as a gift. 100 percent of the proceeds from the campaign will benefit Make-A-Wish, an organization devoted to granting wishes to children with life-threatening diseases and their families. Since 2007, Lark Creek Restaurant Group has raised over $100,000 for this worthy cause through their Gingerbread Wishes campaign. It’s a perfect opportunity to teach your little ones about the importance of giving back to those less fortunate while also getting into the holiday spirit.

Ready to decorate your cookie? Head over to one of the participating restaurants, including The Tavern at Lark Creek in Larkspur; One Market Restaurant, LarkCreekSteak and Cupola Pizzeria in San Francisco; Lark Creek Walnut Creek; Yankee Pier in Larkspur and Lafayette; Lark Creek Blue at Santana Row in San Jose; and Fish Story in Napa.

— Susie Foresman