Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Breast Cancer Cookie Sale 2011
I have been talking a lot about this cookie sale I have been doing over the last month. It has been one of the reasons the amount of my blog posts went down the month of October. I have just had no time. Every October I run a cookie sale for breast cancer research and awareness. This year was my fifth year running the sale. For 30-40 days I sign myself up for a regime of work-bake-sleep, work-dip-package-sleep and repeat. Depending on how crazy the sale gets, the busier I get. It's a good busy, actually it is a great busy. The busier I get the more money I donate to Breast Cancer research and that makes me happy. I delivered my last 6 bags on Friday and I am now done.
I originally started this sale on a whim. I happen to see the ribbon cookie cutter in the store and decided to randomly do a cookie sale for breast cancer. Donating 50% of all my proceeds to breast cancer. I found a chocolate sugar cookie recipe and a vanilla sugar cookie recipe, dipped them in pink sugar crystals and voila! After the first year, I decided to expand to also dip the cookies in pink chocolate.
The first year was small and I only sold about 40 dozen cookies. Over the years the sale has grown. One year I got over 200 orders. That is over 2400 cookies in month, not an easy task when I am also working full time. My oven took a beating that year, as did my husband, who could barely use the kitchen. It has been an amazing five years of running the sale and I have donated over $3000 to breast cancer research.
Next year I will expand the sale with a new addition to the line up, so stay tuned next October. Thank you to everyone who has supported the sale over the years. It has been a great run! I look forward to many more years of creating awareness and spreading the word through cookies.