Bake a Difference for Kids’ Cancer (& Giveaway)

Two years ago I lost my friend Patti (my age–only in her 30s) to cancer. Watching her go through treatments, try different medications, and see her in pain was one of the absolute worst things I have ever witnessed and I can’t imagine a child going through what Patti went through. So, when I heard that one of my favorite brands, OXO, was donating up to $100,000 to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer to support research for new and improved therapies, I knew I had to participate.

Background: Cookies for Kids’ Cancer was founded by two OXO employees whose own son was battling pediatric cancer. When the couple learned that the main reason over 25% of kids diagnosed with cancer do not survive was because of a lack of effective therapies, the organization was started. For more information, visit OXO’s Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.

How you can help bake a difference: Purchase a limited edition cookie spatula! For every spatula sold, OXO will donate 50% of the profits (up to $100,000) to benefit pediatric cancer awareness. These spatulas can be found at Bed Bath & Beyond and Amazon, as well as other retailers.


Finally, OXO provided me with one spatula to give away to a lucky reader. Along with the spatula, I’m including the Cookies for Kids’ Cancer Best Bake Sale Cookbook as well as even more cookie cookbooks generously provided by Harvard Common Press. Now you’ll have no excuse to not have a bake sale to support this amazing organization!

To enter, leave a comment below telling me about your favorite cookie. But first, please visit OXO Good Cookies and send virtual cookies to your friends or learn how to host a bake sale or fundraising event for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.

OXO provided me with one spatula for myself and one to give away to a reader. Giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on Tuesday, December 27, 2011. One winner will be selected at random shortly thereafter and contacted by email. Please note this giveaway is only open to residents of the U.S.

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22 Responses to “Bake a Difference for Kids’ Cancer (& Giveaway)”

    Mona on 1 December 20th, 2011 9:20 pm

    Peanut butter, oatmeal, chocolate chip has to be my favorite…it’s all three of my favorite cookies rolled into one. What’s not to love?

    Evelyn R on 2 December 21st, 2011 3:58 am

    At holiday time I love the sugar cookies my girls decorate for Santa

    Beth Blitzer on 3 December 21st, 2011 6:04 am

    Having been diagnosed with cancer myself, it breaks my heart to imagine what a child must have to go through. I would donate this gift to Gilda’s Club where they help families struggling with the effects of treatments. Thanks for spreading the word about the spatula! I will purchase some as stocking stuffers.

    tiffany on 4 December 21st, 2011 6:28 am

    My favorite cookie are the ones that you put a hershey’s kiss in the center after baking. I love using the Candy Cane kisses and a chocolate cookie base.

    Melissa Shipman on 5 December 21st, 2011 7:09 am

    My favorite cookie is the basic chocolate chip! But I love oatmeal chocolate chip as well! It’d be even better with this spatula, though!

    Mimi on 6 December 21st, 2011 8:26 am

    My favorite cookie used to be chocolate chip….until I tried a red velvet cookie yesterday.

    Amanda H. on 7 December 21st, 2011 9:26 am

    Pumpkin chocolate chip. Thanks for bringing this to my attention–just ordered a spatula for my dad’s stocking (thank you Amazon 2 day ship!)

    Catherine on 8 December 21st, 2011 10:18 am

    My fave cookie is chocolate chip! Maybe tied with gingersnaps

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies on 9 December 21st, 2011 12:00 pm

    My favorite cookie is gingerbread.

    Seanna Lea on 10 December 21st, 2011 12:40 pm

    I love pretty much all cookies, but my favorite that I make are either cuccidati, an Italian holiday cookie, or the gluten free lemon sugar cookies I make.

    justJENN on 11 December 21st, 2011 2:48 pm

    chocolate chip anything!

    Julie @BananasForBourbon on 12 December 21st, 2011 5:01 pm

    Triple chocolate. Would be quadruple if I could figure out a way to get more chocolate in. 😉

    Talia on 13 December 21st, 2011 5:22 pm

    I love a classic gooey chocolate chip cookie

    Felicia on 14 December 21st, 2011 9:37 pm

    I absolutely adore black and white cookies… with just the right level of cakey texture. Mmm.

    Beth @ TheAngelForever on 15 December 22nd, 2011 6:44 am

    Love making Bon Bon Cookies this time of year for gifting. Of course, they are also delicious to have around the house for the kids.

    Ana on 16 December 22nd, 2011 8:30 am

    Old fashioned no bake cookies. 🙂

    Lauren @ HugsKissesNDishes on 17 December 22nd, 2011 11:26 am

    I love peanut butter cookies, or better yet peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies 🙂 So goooood!

    Margie on 18 December 22nd, 2011 12:05 pm

    Love anything with lots of butter, but my favorites are snickerdoodles and sugar cookie cutouts.

    Michelle on 19 December 22nd, 2011 8:59 pm

    white chocolate cherry shortbread cookies!

    Julie L on 20 December 24th, 2011 5:02 am

    snickerdoodles or russian tea cakes thanks
    Happy holidays

    Lauren on 21 December 29th, 2011 6:48 pm

    White Chocolate Macadamia Nut! Yum 🙂

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