Saturday, November 21, 2009

Mo cookies for Movember

Do you like mustache? Which style is your favorite?

According to this chart, mine is "The Connoisseur". I don't even like mustache, but for the health of men everywhere, I am supporting it this Movember in order to raise money for Prostate Cancer Canada.

What? Yes, MOvember, the month formerly known as November... A mustache-growing charity event that takes place every November, all month, to raise awareness, support and funds for research of prostate cancer.

It kills 4400 men in Canada alone each year
One in six men in Canada will be diagnosed with it in their lifetime.
There are no noticeable symptoms.
BUT 90% of cases are curable if detected and treated at an early stage. So, we need to spread knowledge and by doing so, we will save many lives.

As a girl who, fortunately, cannot grow a mustache (knock on wood) I can help by baking. Yes, everything can be done with cookies. And what else would I put on the cookies but the awesome "Connoisseur" mustache. These will make their way to the bake-sale (along with loads of other goodies) that my friend and I are organizing this Monday at work, and I really hope everyone will come by to purchase and show their support. We are donating all proceed to Prostate Cancer Canada along with our love. All for a great cause!

Now, if you would like to do something similar, which I highly recommend, here is the recipe that I found over at Lovin' From The Oven (She's really adorable!!!)

Sugar cookies
  • 6 cups flour
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. of extract of choice (I used lemon oil)
Put flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl, set aside.
Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and extract and mix well. Then slowly mix in the flour, continue mixing until the dough is well incorporated.
Chill dough for an hour or so.
Roll and cut, and freeze a few minutes before baking at 350*F for about 10 minutes. Make sure it only browns a little bit on the edge.

Lemon icing:
  • 1/4 cup meringue powder
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
Beat meringue powder, lemon juice and water until peaks from, then slowly add powdered sugar until icing reaches desired consistency.

UPDATE: My friend & I each raised $250 from the bake-sale!!!!! I am so happy! Yay!!!!