Cookie cookbook to benefit Mahoning Valley patient-care programs

Cookie Carnival launch party to be held on Sunday, Jan. 29


Hugs and Kisses, Hopes and Wishes,” a cookbook featuring hundreds of cookie recipes is being created as a fundraising project of Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley’s  Kids’ Crew. Proceeds from the sale of the cookbook will benefit Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley’s programs and services.

Recipes are now being accepted and may be submitted by using the form found on the right-hand side of this webpage or by calling 330-746-8712. 

In addition to having their favorite recipes published in the cookbook, local bakers can also submit their recipes for a special judging to take place at the Cookie Carnival cookbook launch party on Sunday, Jan. 29 between 2  and 4 p.m. at Antone’s Banquet Centre, 8578 Market Street in Boardman.

Thanks to Merv and Marlene Hollander of Weathertite Windows, the top recipes, as selected by local celebrity judges, will receive cash prizes:  $500 for first place; $300 for second place; and $200 for third place. In addition to the recipe contest, the Cookie Carnival launch party will feature refreshments and children’s activities. Cost is $5 for adults and children 12 years and under will be admitted free. For reservations and more information, call 330-746-8712.

“We are very excited about this special fundraising project to benefit the children of our community," said JoAnn Stock, director of development for Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley. “The first limited edition of the Hugs and Kisses, Hopes and Wishes Cookie Cookbook will be printed this spring and will feature favorite cookie recipes from staff, patient families and the general public.” 

“Because only 1,000 copies will be printed, we expect the beautiful high quality cookbook to soon become a collector’s item,” Stock added.

Recipes for the “Hugs and Kisses, Hopes and Wishes” Cookie Cookbook will be accepted through February. Patron listings and cookbook sponsorships are also available. The cookbook will be printed in March and on sale in April.  Each cookbook is $20, and presale orders are now being accepted. 

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