May 10, 2011

White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies: Cookies for Kids’ Cancer Cookie Giveaway {Naptime Special}


Cookies for Kids' Cancer

Last month my friend Ariana from OXO Good Grips told me the story about Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Started by two OXO employees when their son, Liam, was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 2, it is a non-profit organization that supports pediatric cancer, the number one cause of death by disease of children in the US. Sadly, Liam passed away in late January after a 4 year battle with cancer. In order to honor what would have been Liam’s 7th birthday, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer has announced a call to action for 700 bake sales in May and Glad has stepped forward to match all money raised by Cookies’ bake sales in the month of May up to $225,000.

To honor Liam’s Mom Gretchen, the founder of Cookies and Director of PR at OXO, a company with which I work frequently, today I am hosting a virtual bake sale on The Naptime Chef. I recently developed this cookie recipe when cleaning out the contents of my baking pantry (half-used bag of cranberries, bingo!, white chocolate – throw it in!) and am giving away three bags of 1 dozen cookies each to three lucky readers. Instructions for entering are below. I am also pledging to donate the cost of the ingredients and of baking the cookies to CfKC in honor of Naptime Chef readers.

To honor Liam, and all the children battling cancer around the world, I urge you to leave a comment below to enter to win a bag of cookies. I also hope you will pause for a moment after reading this to send warm thoughts to those in need of support during their difficult time. Then, print out this recipe, bake a batch and hold a bake sale and donate the proceeds to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Or, give the batch to someone in your life who is in need of help and support. You can even go on the Cookies for Kids’ Cancer website and send a bag of cookies to someone you love, just because. I leave it up to you to decide the best way to help someone in your community.

To enter to win your very own bag of homemade Naptime Chef cookies (which will be authentically baked during naptime):

1.  Leave a comment sharing your favorite baked good to buy at a bake sale.

2. Join the Cookies for Kids’ Cancer Facebook community.

3. Join The Naptime Chef Facebook community.

4. Sign up for The Naptime Chef newsletter (upper left hand corner)

5. Contest runs from May 10th at 7:00am ET through May 17th at 11:49pm ET. Winners will be selected by