I have highlighted the Bake it Happen campaign since 2015. The initiative raises awareness and money for Metastatic Breast Cancer research. My friend Shari co-founded Bake It Happen in honor of her mom who passed away from this disease. The campaign keeps growing each year and I’m happy to share that 100% of the money that is raised this year will be DOUBLED as a donation to The Cancer Couch, which raises funds for Metastatic Breast Cancer.
Bake it Happen 2017 Details
Go to the Bake It Happen website and see how simple it is to join the campaign. Basically..
1. YOU BAKE. (There are 4 recipe options this year.)
2. YOU SHARE. (Share what you bake with loved ones in real life and online using the #bakeithappen hashtag.)
3. THEY DONATE FUNDS DIRECTLY TO THE CANCER COUCH FOUNDATION. [When you share a photo tagging @ubakeithappen (Facebook) @bakeithappen00 (Instagram) or emailing it to email@example.com, they donate money.] Now, that’s a sweet deal!
**Since the month is almost over, you are also more than welcome to donate directly instead of (or in addition to!) the $5 donation that your picture provides. You can do that directly at www.bakeithappen.net/donate.**
Coleman’s Easy Compost-Like Cookie Recipe
My family chose to do a version of the Compost-Like Cookies using our favorite cookie base and adding a hodge-podge of ingredients. Sean wasn’t thrilled that compost was another word for garbage. However, when I let them all know that they could choose which ingredients to add to the base, everyone was fine.
- 2 sticks of unsalted butter (softened to room temperature)
- ¾ cup fine granulated sugar
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- ¾ tsp baking soda
- 1/8 tsp salt
- Optional "compost" ingredients: potato chips, pretzels, graham crackers, chocolate chips and butterscotch chips
- Heat oven to 375ºF.
- Mix sugars, butter, vanilla and egg in large bowl.
- In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda and salt together.
- Add the dry ingredients from the medium bowl into the large bowl and mix all of the ingredients together well.
- Gently fold desired optional ingredients into the dough.
- Place rounded tablespoonfuls of the dough (approximately 2 inches apart) on an ungreased cookie sheet. (You can use parchment paper if you like.)
- Bake the cookies for 8 to 10 minutes. The cookies will be a light brown with soft centers.
These cookies were *almost* as good as the compost cookie (a registered trademark!) that I enjoyed from Momofuko Milk Bar at a 2012 event with Momofuku Milk Bar Pastry Chef Christina Tosi and her mom Greta Miller.
Sean and Michael at the 2012 cookie party.
If you can, please bake and or donate to Bake it Happen. It’s definitely a worthy cause!