Whip up a batch of delicious treats in support of Canuck Place Children’s Hospice

February 24th marks Canuck Place’s third-annual Cookie Day. The event was established as “a way to engage schools across the province of B.C. to sell cookies and raise funds for the children at Canuck Place.” Since 2019, Cookie Day has raised over $60,000 for the children's hospice, with more than 80 schools and 15 bakeries participating.

Canuck Place is B.C. and the Yukon’s only pediatric palliative care provider, caring for more than 800 children with life-threatening illnesses and the families who love them. Canuck Place gives warmth and nourishment during times when families need it most—often in the form of fresh-baked cookies from their kitchen.

If you’d like to participate in Cookie Day this year, there are many ways to get involved! Sign up your school, business or organization to hold a bake sale and raise funds.

If you’re not up for baking yourself, check out these bakeries and businesses (aka the Canuck Place Cookie Club) that have committed to donating partial proceeds from the sale of cookies and other treats throughout February and March.

And if you’d rather just donate, you can give whatever amount you're able to here in support of Canuck Place.

Looking for some recipe inspiration this Cookie Day? These cinnamon and sugar snickerdoodles will please kids of all ages...

Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine sugar and butter and beat until light and fluffy.
  3. Add vanilla and eggs. Blend well.
  4. Add flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Mix well.
  5. In a small bowl, combine 2 tbsp sugar and cinnamon.
  6. Using a small ice cream scoop, make a ball with the cookie dough. Roll in the sugar and cinnamon mixture.
  7. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until set.
  8. Remove immediately from cookie sheets.

Makes 4 dozen cookies