Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Drop in and Decorate: Bake, Decorate, and Donate Cookies!

With the holidays approaching, many of us will be knee deep in flour, sugar, icing, and sprinkles making scores of holiday cookies. Of course, many of us make scores of cookies year-round because cookies just make us happy. Well if you're a cookie lover and love to make people happy, then you should know about Drop In & Decorate, a year-round, nonprofit organization, created by food writer, Lydia Walshin of The Perfect Pantry.
Lydia founded Drop In & Decorate in 2002, and before the end of this year, the 10,000th cookie will be decorated  and donated . Here's how Drop In & Decorate works:
1. Bake some cookies.
2. Gather a group of family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc. to decorate them
3. Donate the cookies to a nonprofit agency serving basic human needs in your own community.

If you’d like to host your own Drop In & Decorate event, Pillsbury and Wilton would like to help. Pillsbury has donated 50 VIP coupons, worth $3.00 each, off any Pillsbury product -- including sugar cookie mix, icing and flour -- to be distributed, first come, first served, while supply lasts, to anyone who plans to host a Drop In & Decorate event (max. 5 coupons per person). And Wilton will throw in a Comfort Grip cookie cutter, while supplies lasts. Write to lydia@ninecooks.com for more information on how to get your free coupons and cookie cutters.

Now, let's bake some cookies!

p.s.  You don't have to be a part of the Drop in and Decorate program - this is something you can do on your own.  Have your children help make, bake and decorate cookies and go with you to donate to a local rest home or neighbors who could use some cheering up.


Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Thank you so much for helping to spread the word about Drop In & Decorate! Wouldn't it be fun if one of your readers decorated and donated the 10,000th cookie?!

Edward said...

It's a fabulous program. I have participated in many Drop In & Decorate events over the past 7 years and it's always fun and a great way to build community - just the thing for food bloggers and their readers. Thanks for your support.