More than 5 years ago a great friend of our family passed away from ALS. He was the father to one of my best friends growing up and I often thought of him as a second dad. When he was diagnosed it was devasting for all who knew him. He had a great sense of humor, stayed positive throughout the illness and kept his faith until the end.
Ever since he was diagnosed with ALS, his family, along with my family and others who knew him have been raising money and walking in his memory each year at the Walk to Defeat ALS event in Rochester, MN.
A few years ago I came up with an idea for a great fundraiser. A cookbook!!!!! I had created a cookbook for the nursing home I was working at, at the time and it was a huge succes, so I thought why not for this cause as well?? And what a fitting name: Food Fight for ALS! People who had friends/family with ALS contributed recipes, along with others from the community. It was a great way to see everyone working together for a common goal.
The Annual walk was a few weeks ago and I thought it was fitting to share one of the recipes. There are a ton of really good recipes from the cookbook so I will start sharing in an effort to bring awarness to the cause.
Peanut Butter Cake Mix Cookies
1 box cake mix (yellow or chocolate)
1/2 c. Peanut Butter
4 oz. cream cheese
**I forgot cream cheese at the store so I used 1/2 c. plain greek yogurt, worked awesome!!!
1. Preheat oven to 375*. Prepare cookie sheet(s).
2. Mix together cake mix, egg, cream cheese (or yogurt), and peanut butter until well combined.
3. Roll dough into small balls (I always use my handy dandy ice cream scoop) and then roll in sugar. Place on prepared cookie sheet(s), flatten slighty (I used a fork and made a criss-cross pattern like you see in most PB cookies).
4. Bake for 8-10 min., remove from oven and let cool on cookie sheet(s) for another 2 min. Remove to cool completely.
If you want to donate to the ALS Association MN/ND/SD chapter, please feel free to visit: http://webmn.alsa.org/site/PageServer?pagename=MN_homepage or find an ALS Association in your area!