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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Cookies for a Cause: Rocky Ledge Bars

My second attempt at raising money for charity via baking treats for coworkers was a big success! I chose another recipe out of Martha Stewart's new Cookies cookbook, Rocky Ledge Bars, and we raised $27.26 for the 33 cookies I brought. Woo hoo! This brings us to a total of almost $45 raised so far for the Capuchin Soup Kitchen in Detroit. There are so many charities that need help right now that I have decided the first $50 of my donations will go to Capuchin and then I will choose a different charity, and so on.

I made a double batch of these Rocky Ledge Bars which feature a rich dark cookie base that is filled to the brim with sweetness - butterscotch chips, white chocolate chips, chocolate chips, chewy caramel chunks, and mini marshmallows! Mmm mmm mm, what's not to like? Each batch makes around 16 very large cookies, but you can cut them however you'd like.

I brought in the tray of freshly baked cookies into work and put up my sign saying "100% of your donations will be donated to..." with information about the charity and the current treat being offered. The way I see it is that my donation are the cookies and my time spent, and I am not interested in making any money back so if I am willing to donate some sweets, my coworkers will be willing to throw in some money for a good cause. I love trying new recipes so this is a win-win situation! These Rocky Ledge Bars were a more successful venture than the first charity cookie day, Pecan Bars, which only raised $17 but every little bit counts and I hope to bring in many batches of freshly baked goods in the future. I hope that by the end of 2009 we will have some fabulous results of all the money that has been donated.

The recipe can be found on Martha Stewart's website for Rocky Ledge Bars. They are delicous!

1 comment:

  1. I have that cookbook but don't remember this recipe. Need to check this out because these look great. I love the idea of a cookie drive for fundraising. Great idea!!!