Be 1 of the 3 Who Gets 10

Date September 4, 2012

I can’t linger with you this morning because I have a table covered in half-decorated cookies and I’m pretty sure the mom who ordered them for her little boy’s birthday is expecting fully-decorated cookies. At least I think she is if I remember correctly. For that reason, I’m just going to skip my typical meandering style of blogging and cut to the chase.

I have cookies to give away.

Not just any old cookies but Browned Butter Pecan cookies and believe me when I tell you that any cookie recipe beginning with browned butter is one ladder rung higher to heaven than all other cookies. Don’t ask me how I know. I just do.

This is a cookie stamp from Plastics in Print of the logo for The ALS Association.

The other day I pulled it out and using my Brown Butter Pecan cookie dough I made these.

That’s 10 very big Brown Butter Pecan cookies. And they could be yours.

But I’m not going to send them to you that way.
I’m going to send them to you this way.

That’s because 7 of those 10 cookies will be for you to eat at your leisure. 7 cookies. Just for you. When you’re alone. When the kids are at school and the husband is wherever husbands go when they’re not under your feet or flipping through twenty-three channels of ESPN. When it’s just you, a cup of coffee, and one big beautiful crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, Brown Butter Pecan cookie. Make that two cookies. Yes, that’s better. Just be sure to stop when you finish number 7 because cookies 8, 9, and 10 aren’t for you.  Cookies 8, 9, and 10 are for you to give away.

On the back of each box is a Sweet Hope Cookie logo sticker. Inside each box tucked next to a cookie is a red ALS awareness bracelet. Your task is to give these three cookies away to three people outside of your own family. Three people who might not know anything about ALS until you hand them the cookie and tell them. Then they’ll know. Tell them an amazing man named Randy died from ALS and his crazy sister started baking cookies to raise money for The ALS Association because it was the only thing she could think of doing besides crying and throwing things which over the long haul didn’t seem like all that productive of an option. Then point to the sticker and tell them to come here because from here they can go here and here. Then point to the red ALS awareness band and encourage them to wear it if only for a week or two. Then point to the cookie and tell them to eat it.

Can you think of a sweeter way to help spread awareness about a disease that’s taken the lives of more than 7560 people since my handsome, brilliant, compassionate and wildly funny brother died 504 days ago. It’s a brutal disease. Relentless.  No doubt about it. But there’s also incredible hope and you can be part of that hope by sharing a cookie and a little awareness with three people.

The only thing better than spreading the word about ALS and the amazing work of The ALS Association to three people would be spreading the word to…oh….I don’t know….let’s say…nine people.

That’s right. I made 30 cookies so that means 3 of you will get 10 cookies each. 21 of those cookies to be eaten in the privacy of your homes and 9 of those to be given away. Think about it.

Nine more people who will learn about ALS. Nine more people who will hear about my brother Randy.  Nine more people who will visit my blog. And maybe, just maybe, nine more people who will keep The ALS Association on their radar the next time they feel generous and want to empty the change in their pockets in a direction that would really make a difference in this world.

Do you want to be 1 of the 3 who eats 7 and gives away 3?

All you have to do to enter is just promise in the comment section below that if you had 10 cookies you’d give away 3. That’s all. Just add a comment that says, “I promise” and tomorrow evening around 8:00 p.m. (PST) I’ll randomly choose three of you and then I’ll post those three names over on Facebook.
(If you end up being one of the three winners, PLEASE send me an email or Facebook message as soon as you see
you’ve won so I can get the cookies out immediately in the mail. Don’t make me hunt you down.)

Oh, there’s one more thing you have to do to win. You have to live in the United States.
For my friends living outside the United States, now might be a good time to consider moving here.

If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed! Also, now that I have your attention, I invite you to learn more about ALS and The ALS Association, and to make a donation to help us defeat ALS. Together we will defeat it!

62 Responses to “Be 1 of the 3 Who Gets 10”

  1. Laura Muskrat said:

    I promise.

  2. Michelle Duke said:

    I promise!!

  3. Kim (Barefoot n Baki said:

    LOVE it! And I PROMISE!!

  4. kaholly said:

    You are amazing! The cookies are incredible!! What flavor icing do you use on brown butter pecan cookies?

  5. kaholly said:

    P. S. I promise!

  6. Christy G said:

    I think I lost my response. If this is a duplicate, I am sorry.

    I promise!!!

    Also, do you mind if I tweak this for the cause I cookie for? (Grammatically better: Would you mind if I tweak this idea to benefit the cause for which I cookie?) I'll of course give you credit for the idea!

  7. Joanne DeWald said:

    i promise ! joanne

  8. Heather S. said:

    I promise :)

  9. Kim R said:

    Wow! What an amazing idea!! I would be more than happy to eat the 7 cookies (well.. I will be nice and share with my family) and feel so honored to be able to share the other 3!!

  10. April said:

    I promise. <3 <3 <3

  11. Susan Speranza said:

    I PROMISE to give away 3 cookies in support of ALS. Your cookies are on my Facebook. Great gifts for birthdays and holidays. Also for ALS support- love the sunflowers!

  12. Diana W said:

    I will share 9 and eat one! Such a good cause! God bless!

  13. Libby (Homemade By L said:

    Love your site, love your posts, you make me laugh! I Promise.

  14. Donna B. said:

    Oh, yes! I surely do promise….not just for some cookies, but for opportunity to help share information on ALS….Bless your efforts, Anita!

  15. Patty Drechsler said:

    I pinky promise!

  16. Donna Smith said:

    What a neat idea to share information on ALS… I promise but may give more than 3 cookies away..God Bless You!!!!

  17. Valerie said:

    So sweet! I promise I'd share!!!

  18. Christi Baer said:

    I promise and would be honored in memory of your brother to give these away to keep the awareness going!

  19. Lindsey A said:

    I would love to share 3 of these cookies, ALS and Randy's story! Oh and of course the 7 for me! :) You are awesome Anita, just sayin…

  20. Jan S. said:

    I learned about ALS from your site…I think it is amazing what you are doing. If I win I promise to wear the bracelet and give 3 away.

  21. Tara Bell said:

    I promise. IN fact, I promise to give 5 away… your post and this whole blog are written in the true spirit of the way I am trying to teach my daughter's to live… with grace, hope and compassion. Thank you for spreading awareness!!!

  22. Cindy Marie said:

    I promise…………………what a truly amazing thing you're doing and I'd be honored to help spread the information about ALS!

  23. sue skoff said:

    even if i don't win i will pass it on

  24. Jamie C. said:

    I PROMISE! Happy to help spread the word, Anita!

  25. Stephanie said:

    Yes, I promise. Then if you send me 20 more of the same, I will share all 20. I promise.

  26. Michelle S. said:

    I solemnly promise to share!

  27. Kim R said:

    I didn't read the directions so I didn't say I promise…. so add I promise to the end of my last comment! :)

  28. lisa said:

    I will gladly promise to give three cookies to people so that they also can learn about ALS. I will also enjoy the other 7 with friends and family.

  29. Joni said:

    You continue to inspire, and yes, "I promise.". :o)

  30. Eun Ji said:

    I promise. You are amazing!

  31. pattie davis said:

    I surely do promise.

  32. Betty Jo said:

    This is a such a great idea on spreading the word about ALS! I know I just won your last contest so don't know if I'm allowed to enter again, but I have been telling people all about your site and what you do for ALS. So I promise! :)

  33. Kathy Nolan said:

    Promise, Promise, PROMISE!

  34. Ronee said:

    I promise <3

  35. Kim @ The Cookie Puz said:

    Oh I Promise too….I only have to give away 3 cookies? Wow….and I can keep 7 for ME? Coolness! I think I will tell the three people, that I only got three….and I am giving them all way….that will make me look super nice!

  36. Rebecca said:

    I promise!

  37. Jenny said:

    I don't want to be one of the three who gives seven away. I eat low carb (boooo), so I want to keep three (one each for my husband and two boys) and give seven away. Okay? I promise. I used to do cookies (before the — ahem — aforementioned low carb thing), and I was a glaze user too, so I have been wanting to try your cookies!

  38. Shaunna Easton said:

    I promise! Great cause and great looking cookies!

  39. Gayle said:

    I promise.

  40. Kristin A said:

    I do solemnly promise! I <3 your work for ALS awareness. Reminds me of my mom…and I loved her…and wish ALS wouldn't have taken her from us.

    I know none of the added verbiage helps my odds of winning. But that's OK. I just love what you do and how you do it. :-D

  41. Kathy W. said:

    I SO promise!

  42. Stephanie Hardy said:

    I promise! Love, love, love this idea!!!

  43. Bev Pipatanangkura said:

    I promise!!! And that is for sure.

  44. Debbie DeGeer said:

    I promise! I know how good those brown butter cookies are but I promise! What an amazing idea! A great way to spread the word!

  45. Holly Musta said:

    I promise ! I will share 'em all!

  46. Jill Wagner said:

    I PROMISE!!!

  47. Kimberly Worthington said:

    I promise <3 a perfect way to spread awareness..

  48. Cheryl Zimmerman said:

    I promise!

  49. Melissa said:

    I promise!!

  50. Margaret Flint Suter said:

    I promise!

    What an awesome idea! A very sweet way to fight for a cure!

    I promise!

  51. Trinette said:

    I promise! I'll do the reverse though. Keep 3, give away 7!

  52. Dreann said:

    Cross my heart….I promise!

  53. Diana Bang said:

    I just had a sampling of your cookies from a wedding reception this labor day weekend. This is how I found ou and let me say thank you for what you do. I hope I can help spread the word for you.

    I PROMISE!!!!

  54. anita said:

    Diana, was that the sweetest wedding ever? :)

  55. anita said:

    Kristin, ALS has taken some incredible people from us and I'm so sorry it reached into your family as well. And since the drawing is totally random, while your words might not increase your odds, it's still nice to hear :)

  56. anita said:

    Betty Jo, don't feel left out…you can win again…if you're really really lucky!

  57. anita said:

    Christy, of course you can use the idea and there's no need to credit me when you do. Metropolitan Ministries looks like they're doing important work in helping others and I admire you for taking that cause on.

  58. anita said:

    Kaholly, I never flavor my glaze with anything other than pure vanilla and almond extract. I try to keep the main flavor with the cookie itself.

  59. Jenn K. said:

    What a great idea! I would love to help you spread awareness. I promise!!!

  60. Vicki said:

    I promise! You are such an inspiration! Thanks for the opportunity.

  61. Ann Mackay said:

    I promise to enjoy and spread awareness!!

  62. Michelle said:

    I promise!

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