…nation-wide bake sale to help out a friend in need
It’s always a pleasure of mine to give to others--especially to those in need. When Erin of ‘The Spiffy Cookie’ reached out to me with an opportunity to participate in a bake sale to benefit her friend’s twin brother, I was more than willing to help out.
Dave was in a motorcycle accident on August 20th during which he sustained multiple injuries including a fractured left ankle and a right below the knee amputation. Currently, he is in rehabilitation and once his legs heal, David will need a prosthetic leg to walk again. There will be a “5K Run for Dave” with all proceeds going towards the expensive medical bills and the purchase of a prosthesis. Since Erin cannot attend, her contribution was to gather up all of the bakers and bloggers across the country to do what we do best: BAKE!
Bless her heart for organizing this tremendous nationwide bake sale in his honor. So far, it’s been very successful with bids on almost all of the items. However, there are still plenty of goodies that need homes—including mine! Check out her site for all the details on how to get your hands on these treats and help out a great cause.
(Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart)
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups packed light-brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups (8 ounces) dried cherries
(1) Preheat oven to 375 ° F
(2) Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt, set aside
(3) Beat butter and sugars until pale and fluffy
(5) Beat in vanilla, then flour mixture
(7) Refrigerate dough for 1 hour (Very important or cookies will turn out flat!)
(9) Bake until edges are golden, 12 to 14 minutes