Baking in Memory of a Loved One

Katie Fisher Day pays tribute to a beloved sister and encourages baking with love

When Matt Fisher decided to do something in memory of his sister, who passed away in a car accident in 2010, he thought of cookies. Every year that Fisher was away at college, his little sister would send him a fresh batch of cookies to say I love you, and that’s exactly what he’s asking you to do in memory of her.

March 12 has been declared Katie Fisher Day in honor of her birthday, and Fisher asks that you pick someone you love and send them cookies today — whether freshly baked or store-bought. In the weeks leading up to this celebrated day, Fisher has already seen a huge amount of support.

"The most gratifying element to me is how enthusiastic people are behind the idea; [it’s] something that people really wanted to share," he told The Daily Meal.

And share they did. Already on the page are stories of care packages sent to little siblings at college, a Ugandan café giving out cookies in honor of Katie Fisher, and a handful of cookie recipes for you to try at home.

In just its first year of existence, Katie Fisher Day has received an overwhelming amount of support and dedication, so if you have someone you love, tell them by baking (or buying) a fresh batch of cookies and sending it their way, and share your stories and recipes on the Katie Fisher Day website and Facebook page.

Need some inspiration for baking cookies? Check out The Daily Meal's Ultimate Guide to Cookies

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Anne Dolce is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @anniecdolce