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Sometimes good things can bounce together, merge and form a wonderful new whole.

The new cookbook, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer Best Bake Sale Cookbook by Gretchen Holt-Witt, is the perfect example. When her son was stricken with pediatric cancer, Gretchen entered the world of cancer treatment, research and funding. Her path led her to found Cookies for Kid’s Cancer, a center for organizing bake sales as fund raisers to help patients and to promote research.

This charming book is filled with recipes for cookies, brownies, cupcakes, scones, candies and more. There are refinements on old friends here:

  • Classic Chewy Brownies
  • Classic Black and White Cookies
  • Morning Glory Muffins
  • Mocha Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache

And some ideas you may not have encountered:

  • Parmesan Scones
  • Chocolate Babka Cupcakes
  • Eggnog Cupcakes

This book has some wonderful ideas and great mission. All the author’s proceeds go to the foundation. The book has many pictures, designed to make you starting reaching for butter and sugar. But the best picture is the last one: Gretchen and her smiling son.

Bake some of these goodies for yourself. Better yet, organize with some friends and have a bake sale to benefit someone in your community.