All the Good Cookies Cookbook
In 2007, Gretchen Holt-Witt set out to bake and sell 96,000 cookies during the holidays, all in the name of funding research for pediatric cancer. Why such a lofty goal? More children die due to pediatric cancer in the US than any other disease, and in fact, her own son had been diagnosed with cancer. Armed with the determination of a mom on a mission plus the knowledge that funds for research means more treatment options, better survival rates, and hope for the future, Gretchen succeeded in selling all 96,000 cookies and raising over $420,000 for new pediatric cancer treatments.
Soon after, Gretchen and her husband Larry founded Cookies for Kids' Cancer (www.cookiesforkidscancer.org), a national nonprofit that inspires people to host bake sales and other events of all sizes. From desktops and porches to entire corporations and communities, some have raised more than $100,000 in a day. Gretchen's first book, Cookies for Kids' Cancer: Best Bake Sale Cookbook, raised thousands more for pediatric cancer research.
In her latest book, COOKIES FOR KIDS’ CANCER: ALL THE GOOD COOKIES, Gretchen gathers a mouthwatering collection of more than sixty recipes that promise to satisfy any cookie craving, with all the author's proceeds again going to the charity.
But it isn’t just delicious recipes; ALL THE GOOD COOKIES is filled with more than 40 heart-warming stories and pictures from the thousands of events held across the country inspired by Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. From a seventh grade gingerbread house bake sale in Oyster Bay, NY, to a Mama's Night Out in Santa Cruz, CA. that raised $20,000, readers will be moved to get involved. Even corporations like L'Oreal and OXO have taken up the cause, with their many employees helping raise money and awareness.