Every December lots of folks head into the kitchen to make tons of cookies. Cookies for gifts, cookies for dessert, cookies for cookies sake, and of course cookies for Santa! Cookie exchanges are great fun because it can lessen the amount of cookies you make but you still have a great variety that is shared amongst friends.
This year, I participated in GLAD Cookies for Kids’ Cancer cookie exchange. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is a non-profit organization founded by parents inspired by their young son’s fight against cancer. It was started with the simple of idea of raising money and awareness and has blossomed into something bigger. This holiday season, make your kitchen the heart of your home by turning the simple act of baking into an opportunity to make a difference in the fight against pediatric cancer. Cancer claims the lives of more children annually than any other disease – more than asthma, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis & AIDS combined.
So, what exactly can you do? You can go to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer and register a bake sale or cookie exchange. If you are already planning on having a cookie exchange at home or at work, why not register it and send in the results of yours as well? Go ahead, be Good Cookie! Also, on the same site you can order and send cookies as a gift with proceeds going to Cookies for Kid’s Cancer. I also encourage my readers to go and send a virtual cookie. GLAD will donate up to $1.00 to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer for each cookie sold, exchanged or given this November and December 2012 – up to $100,000!
I am overjoyed with the turnout for my cookie exchange and will probably host a bake sale at a later date. GLAD will be donating $1.00 for each cookie exchanged and there were over 200 cookies exchanged! I will also be posting the recipes for the cookies shown in the next couple of weeks.
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