AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“You’re all the special ones,” Wasserman told them before handing out the goods. “You’re the most special kids – and you’re all terrific.” Her sweet largess is a tale of Hollywood meets the San Fernando Valley. The only daughter of the late Hollywood mogul Lew Wasserman once made gingerbread houses with family and friends that she’d give each year to LA’s BEST. But her hand-baked gingerbread village couldn’t keep pace with the program that now organizes 24,000 students in 147 schools for after-the-bell studies and sports. So a decade ago, Wasserman switched to cookies – made to order at Fantasy Cookie in Sylmar. “They’re hand-dipped, hand-decorated – they’re supposed to make you smile,” said Joe Semder, co-owner of the family-owned bakery. They do. Five times a year – before Valentine’s Day, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas – 120 bakers at Fantasy Cookie toil months in advance to bring a smile for every child. And five holidays a year, Wasserman delivers 24,000 cookies to the children of LA’s BEST, with a gingerbread house at Christmas for each school. “In the quiet of the night, I truly know that a cookie can make a difference,” Wasserman said. For she said each cookie contains the spirit of giving back, of volunteering, of contributing to one’s community. “It really feels great to know that you make kids feel special,” she said, as she divvied up her chicks. “Who doesn’t have one? Does everybody have a cookie?” “I like it,” said Hunter Walden, 6, of Sylmar, admiring his canary-colored prize. “I feel so special.” “I love her because she makes me cookies,” added Kareli Flores, 9, of Sylmar. “I’m saving it to give half to my brother, because he says it’s good.” LA’s BEST – or, Better Educated Students for Tomorrow – is a nationally recognized after-school enrichment and recreation program. Established in 1988, the nonprofit agency partners with the city of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Unified School District and the private sector to boost attendance and grades for children in need. [email protected] (818) 713-3730160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SYLMAR – A cookie for every kid. That’s the wish of Lynne Wasserman, who has given more than a million holiday cookies to Los Angeles kids in after-school programs citywide. Days before Easter, the woman known as “The Cookie Lady” to thousands of students in LA’s BEST afterschool enrichment programs, handed out her succulent handmade gingerbread chicks. “Yaaaaay!” screamed a hundred children at Sylmar Elementary.