Cookies for Kelly Bake Sale

By Coleen


Welcome, and thanks for visiting the Cookies for Kelly Online Bake Sale! This auction-style bake sale is to raise funds for Kelly, a friend and fellow mom of a December 2011 baby. Kelly’s home on the eastern side of central New Jersey was flooded during Hurricane Sandy, and she lost just about everything.

I put out a request for donations just 10 days ago, and the response has been overwhelming. I’m so grateful to everyone who has offered to help, from those who spread my request for to donations, to those who donated baked treats, and those who helped advertise the bake sale. 

If you are unable to bid on an item or make a direct donation, I hope you’ll help me spread the words about today’s bake sale by sharing this post by email, on Facebook, Twitter (hash tag #CookiesForKelly) or other social networks. 

Let’s down to business! Here’s how it works: 

  • Bidding is open to U.S. residents only. 
  • Each item is numbered. Each listing has the donated item’s name, a short description, a link to the recipe (if available), and a photo. If you have additional questions about any item, leave a comment on this blog post or send me an email at DNCWWO{at}gmail dot com. Each listing also has a “starting bid.” In order for your bid to qualify, you must meet or exceed the starting bid.  
  • How to bid: Send me an email at DNCWWO{at}gmail dot com that includes your name, the listing name and/or number, and your bid amount. Bids placed in the comment section of this blog post will not count. 
  • Bidding opens at 9:00 AM EST. Bids placed before that time will not count. Bidding ends at 5:00 PM EST. Bids placed after that time will not count. In case of a dispute, I will defer to the timestamp on the email. 
  • I will update each listing with the current high bid throughout the day (the frequency will depend on how quickly bids come in). The highest bid at 5:00 PM EST will win the donated item. I will contact each winner to arrange for the bid to be paid via PayPal and get a shipping address, which will be forwarded to the baker who donated the item. Winners will have 24 hours from receipt of the winning notification email to submit their donation via PayPal. 
  • A few people have asked about making a donation without placing a bid. If you’d like to do that, please send me an email at DNCWWO{at}gmail dot com
Full disclosure: Every single penny donated will go directly to Kelly. If PayPal charges any service fees, I will pay those. Please remember, donations are NOT tax-deductible. If you want to make a tax-deductible donation, please go to The American Red Cross’ website.

Here we go! 

Bidding has CLOSED – thanks to all the bakers and bloggers alike for their generosity! 

1. Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies donated by Does Not Cook Well With Others – Current high bid: $10


These sweet, soft cookies are loaded with dried cranberries and white chocolate chips. Nut-free, does contain eggs, gluten and dairy. Winner will receive 2 dozen cookies. 

2. Gingerbread Biscotti donated by Does Not Cook Well With Others – Current high bid: $20


As the holiday season approaches, enjoy the seasonal flavor of gingerbread in a crisp cookie, perfect for dunking in a hot cup of coffee or tea. Winner will receive one dozen cookies. Nut-free, dairy-free, contains eggs and gluten. 

3. Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies (vegan) donated by Branny Boils Over – Current high bid: $12


These chewy oatmeal cookies fall further on the healthier end of the cookie spectrum, but they certainly don’t taste like it! Winner will receive two dozen cookies. Nut-free, egg-free, dairy-free; contains gluten. 

4. Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies donated by The Cookaholic Wife – Current high bid: $20


Browned butter takes traditional chocolate chip cookies to a whole new level. These cookies are only 96 calories each, but so tasty that you’ll find yourself grabbing one each time you walk by the plate! Winner will receive 20 to 24 cookies. Nut-free, does contain eggs, gluten and dairy. 

5. Thomas Keller’s Oatmeal Raisin Cookies donated by Eva Bakes – Current high bid: $15


Thomas Keller is a famed American chef and restaurateur, owner of the three star Michelin restaurant The French Laundry (that means, these are some damn good cookies!). This cookie recipe is available in his cookbook, The Bouchon Bakery cookbook. Winner will receive one dozen cookies. Nut-free, does contain gluten, oats and dairy. 

6. Homemade Oreo Cookies donated by The Jey of Cooking – Current high bid: $15


A homemade version of America’s favorite dunkable cookie! Winner will receive 2 dozen cookies. Nut-free, contains eggs, dairy and gluten.

7. Variety Pack of Classic Cookies donated by Amy R. – Current high bid: $15




The winner of this listing will receive 1 dozen of each of these classic cookie flavors: (from top to bottom) Reese’s Chewy Chocolate Cookies with Peanut Butter Chips (contains nuts, eggs, gluten and dairy); Butterscotch Cookies (nut-free, contains eggs, gluten and dairy); and Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies (nut-free, contains eggs, gluten and dairy). 

8. Monster Magic Cookie Bars donated by Kate’s Recipe Box – Current high bid: $30



Chewy, chocolatey snack bars that are perfect for kids and big kids alike! The winner of this listing will receive one 9×13-inch pan’s worth of bars. Nut-free, egg-free, does contain gluten and dairy. 

9. Lemon Crinkle Cookies donated by Simple Gourmet Cooking – Current high bid: $15


Crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside, and the perfect amount of lemon flavor! Winner will receive 2 dozen cookies. Nut-free, contains eggs, dairy and gluten. 

10. Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies donated by Jenni – Current high bid: $20


Can’t decide between chocolate chip and oatmeal cookies? Try these cookies! Winner will receive one dozen cookies. Nut-free, contains eggs, gluten and dairy. 

11. Dirty Girl Scout cookies donated by Cooking with Frazzoo – Current high bid: $50


Soft and chewy chocolate cookies with cocoa powder and espresso powder. The glaze is made with Bailey’s, Kahlua, a splash of Creme de Menthe, and they’re topped with Junior Mints. Winner will receive two dozen cookies. Nut-free; contains eggs, dairy and gluten, but baker will adapt recipe to be gluten-free if needed. 

12. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies donated by Cooking to Perfection – Current high bid: $15


This recipe takes the classic chocolate chip oatmeal cookie and adds a delicious, pumpkin twist. Not only does the pumpkin add oomph to the flavor, but it also adds moisture to these cookies, making them extra soft and chewy. Winner will receive 2 dozen cookies. Nut-free, contains gluten, eggs and dairy. 

13. Lemon White Chocolate, Coconut and Cranberry Cookies donated by Caroline F. – Current high bid: $10


Coconut, white chocolate chips, cranberries and lemon make for an exciting and unique cookie! Winner will one dozen cookies. Nut-free; contains eggs, dairy and gluten.

14. Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies donated by Caroline F. – Current high bid: $15


The classic chocolate chip cookie with a unique flavor twist of orange! Winner will receive one dozen cookies. Nut-free; contains eggs, dairy and gluten.


Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Comments

  1. Thank you for hosting this! I hope we raise a lot of money for your friend Kelly!

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