Friday, November 16, 2007
I am sure many of you have already started your cookie baking season. If not at least you've looked up or started to collect a few recipes that you would like to bake this year. Am I right?
If you are in full cookie baking swing I'd like to bring to your attention a wonderful cause started by the lovely Lydia over at The Perfect Pantry.
It all started a few years ago when Lydia and a few of her friends got together to bake cookies.
It seemed like they had baked a few too many and decided to call their local shelter to ask them what they thought about receiving a package of wonderfully baked and decorated cookies. You can guess - they were extremely pleased. These cookies had brightened up many peoples day.
Ever since then it has become somewhat of a tradition. Each year Lydia and friends get together and have a cookie baking and decorating party. Each cookie is carefully wrapped and then donated to a shelter. Imagine the smiles all around!
Lydia calls it Drop In & Decorate. It's simply a wonderful idea. Call up a few friends, bake a few cookies and then donate them to your nearest shelter. Then watch how this small gesture puts a sunny smile on someones face.
Lydia has also put together a helpful guide, which will show you how to host your own Drop In & Decorate party. This year she's even got King Arthur flour to sell a perfect Drop In & Decorate party kit.
So, if you are already in cookie baking fever why not have a party and help others. Drop on over to Lydia's blog and check out how you can host your own Drop In & Decorate party.
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