September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and OXO is getting ready for their annual program benefiting Cookies for Kids’ Cancer! Cookies for Kids’ Cancer was founded by two OXOnians (OXO employees) who were inspired by their son Liam’s battle with pediatric cancer, a disease which claims the lives of more children in the US than any other disease. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer provides inspiration and support to allow anyone to easily get involved in fundraising to find a cure for pediatric cancer.
OXOnians regard each other as family. The news of Liam’s diagnosis hit us hard and we have been personally involved with this worthy organization from the beginning. As a formal show of support, in 2014, OXO will donate up to $100,000 to support Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.
For every stickered item sold, OXO will donate 25 cents in support of pediatric cancer research as part of its $100,000 pledge to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. (Look for specially marked OXO products at participating retailers.)
It was late in the morning and I was pacing the floors, itching to bake something. Something savory? No, I wanted something sweet. Cake? No, surely not for lunch. Something easy? Yes, I was feeling particularly lazy. Something rather healthy? Yes, that’s what I wanted. But what?
So I opened my pantry and thought hard. What can I bake that’s sweet but still rather healthy? Something that’s easy to make and doesn’t require much effort? As I scanned the shelves for inspiration, my eyes caught the oats. With that in mind, I rummaged further into the pantry and found the raisins.
Oatmeal raisin cookies it was. I was proud at the fact that I made cookies that sounded healthy. I mean oats and raisins are healthy, right? Just don’t consider the amount of sugar or butter this recipe has and you’ll be right.
These cookies were chewy yet somewhat crumbly, sweet and very very moreish. The dough does not require chilling so they come together quickly. Lucky they’ve got oats and raisins in them so you won’t feel terrible after eating a dozen or so.
These will last for about a week in an airtight container, will freeze well and are a hit with the kids. Perfect with a hot cup of something, too.
So. What are you waiting for? Go make these oatmeal raisin cookies now.