Help me make someone’s day! Operation Baking Gals

It’s that time again everyone! Time to make a real difference by BAKING! I did my first Operation Baking Gals earlier in the year and I kept hoping to do it again. I’ve teamed up with Heather from Heather Drive to lead a team!

If you’ve never heard of Operation Baking Gals, check out the website. Basically, a team of bakers get together to send goodies to soldiers stationed overseas. Even non-bakers sign up in the fun to send care packages. Then the soldier being sponsored by a team shares all their goodies with his/her buddies.

This round is even more special because the soldier we’re sponsoring is a friend of mine from high school.

Jon and I graduated together with about 50 other students back in 1999. This May, we got to chatting at our 10 year high school reunion. He was telling me how he was getting shipped out to Afghanistan in July. He will be over there for a year. I immediately thought of OBG! So if you’d like to help make Jon’s day, sign up to join us! The shipping days are Oct 1-12 which is coming up soon.

If you’d like to join us,
1) go to http://www.bakinggals.com/ and Log In or Create a New Account
2) go to Join a Round 13 Team
3) join Team Heather Drive/Beantown Baker
4) wait for an email with the shipping address

If you have any questions, check out the Operation Baking Gals FAQ page.

Also check this out.

You can get a special flat rate box from the US Post Office. The boxes are FREE and you can ship the box with anything in it for a flat rate of $11.95. They are specifically for APO/FPO addresses and say “America Supports You” on them. How cool is that!

I hope you can join Heather and I. If you know a soldier who would love some love from back home, let us know about that as well! If you have any questions, feel free to email me!

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5 Responses to “12 Days of Cookies – Lumberjack cookies”

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    Nina — December 7, 2008 at 12:15 am

    These look great! I’m so glad you joined me for 12 Days of Cookies. I’m having so much fun baking and trying out new recipes.

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    Joelen — December 9, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    Thanks so much for participating! What a great cookie recipe and one for me to try soon!

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    Haley — December 16, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    What a fun event! All of your cookies look amazing! I can see why these are your husband’s favorite…they sound delish!

    I would love to write about your recipe on our blog! If you are interested send me an email at haley@keyingredient.com

    Thanks!
    Haley, KI Blogger

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    Katherine — December 21, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    I’m trying these cookies for the first time and froze 1/2 the batch for later. How do you bake after freezing? Do you defrost and then bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes? or go straight from the freezer to oven and just bake longer? Thanks for the recipe!

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    Jen — December 22, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    Katherine – I’ve never froze the cookies, but my mother in law does it all the time. She said she puts them on a cookie sheet and lets them defrost on the counter for about 15 minutes before baking them as usual.

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