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Friday, June 24, 2011

What are you doing tomorrow?

A friend of mine recently reached out to me about a cause that's near and dear to my heart - helping children with cancer.  Her town is having a bake sale tomorrow for a young boy who passed away a few months ago, and all proceeds are going to funding for research.  I was more than happy to help.

In 1987, I lost my cousin Brian to the deadly disease at the age of 8.  Brian was 10 years younger than me, and more like a little brother.  To see him suffer from something so horrible was beyond awful, and now, almost 25 years later, I can't believe families still have to go through the same.  This awful monster needs to be stopped.  ASAP.

To my local readers - please stop by tomorrow if you can, otherwise check out Cookies For Kids' Cancer to make a donation online.  The location is:

429 Rockaway Valley Road (RVA/RFL Fields - the Future Legends Lacrosse Tournament will be taking place), Boonton Township, NJ, from 8am-6pm.  

Here's one of the two cookies I'm contributing - I'm sure there will be plenty of other yummy treats there, too!

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
from Real Simple
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 (12 ounce) package small peanut butter cups, coarsely chopped

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.  Using a mixer, beat the butter and sugars until creamy. Add the egg and vanilla and beat to combine. 

Gradually add the flour mixture, mixing until just incorporated. Fold in the peanut butter cups.

Drop tablespoon-size mounds of dough 2 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake until light 
brown around the edges, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a baking rack to cool.

Linked to:  Sweets For A Saturday

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At June 25, 2011 at 7:15 AM , Blogger Joanne said...

I'm always willing to donate money to cancer research! Especially when peanut butter cookies are involved.

At June 26, 2011 at 12:48 PM , Anonymous Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 said...

What a wonderful cause. My mom is a survivor of childhood cancer. She is very lucky, but not all kids are. Hope all went well with the sale.

At June 26, 2011 at 11:22 PM , Blogger Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Love the blog tittle:) Beautiful space you got here. Lovely recipe.
Hope to see you on my blog:)


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