Paul Rudd & Celeb Chefs Team Up to Fight Kids’ Cancer — With Cookies

02/19/2014 at 05:03 PM ET

Momofuku Milk Bar: Christina Tosi's Compost Cookie Recipe
Courtesy Momofuku Milk Bar

C is for cookie — but it’s also for cure.

That was the philosophy Gretchen Holt-Witt had in mind when she launched Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, a non-profit organization funding research for pediatric cancer treatments, following her son Liam’s cancer diagnosis. The first event five years ago centered around a massive bake sale of 96,000 cookies, and since then CFKC has gone on to raise more than $8 million.

Now, celebs like Paul Rudd, Mario Batali and Karlie Kloss are teaming up for a special benefit, Chefs for Kids’ Cancer, happening Feb. 25th in N.Y.C. Expanding beyond cookies into a delicious culinary extravaganza, the city’s top chefs including Jonathan Benno of Lincoln Ristorante, Dan Kluger of ABC Kitchen and Jean-Georges Vongerichten will each prepare a multi-course meal for individual tables of lucky guests, while Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar leads an assembly of 15 pastry chefs in a perfectly sweet dessert course.

In addition to all the do-gooding, we’re guessing the yummy cookies will be the pièce de résistance — it’s only fitting! Spread the love and whip up Tosi’s signature compost cookies — they’ve got potato chips, pretzels, chocolate chips, graham crackers and more surprises in there — and, while you’re at it, why not host a bake sale to benefit CFKC, too!

Momofuku Milk Bar: Christina Tosi's Compost Cookie Recipe
Daniel Krieger

Compost Cookies
Makes 1 dozen

2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
⅔ cup light brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
½ tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. kosher salt
¾ cup mini chocolate chips
½ cup mini butterscotch chips
½ cup graham cracker crumbs
⅓ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
2½ tsp. ground coffee
2 cups potato chips
1 cup mini pretzels

1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Combine the butter, sugars, and glucose in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and cream together on medium-high for 2 to 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add the egg and vanilla, and beat for 3 more minutes until fluffy and pale in color.

2. Reduce the speed to low and add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix just until the dough comes together, no longer than 1 minute.

3. Still on low speed, add the chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, graham cracker crumbs, oats, and coffee and mix just until incorporated, about 30 seconds. Add the potato chips and pretzels and paddle until just incorporated, about 30 seconds.

4. Scoop or drop the dough onto a greased or lined baking tray about 3-inches apart and bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown.

—Brooke Showell

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms
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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Katherine Tscherning on

There is no glucose in the recipe list but in the 1st step it states to add it!! Please fix.

Anonymous on

That is a good thing to help kids fight cancer.

Traci on

That is s good thing to help fight cancer for kids.

Kaelsma on

Those cookies SOUND like they would be FABULOUS but, in actuality, they aren’t very good at all.

jwcgd23 on

Reblogged this on Lita's Corner.

lmj on

I read the people with Ellen Degeneres I am over her big deal already she gets a whole cover and 2 line blurp about Ralph Waite dying I loved him on Waltons and now on NCIS.. He deserved better. And Shirley temple I grew up watching her and have the dvd’s to share with my nieces she barely fared better but Ellen gets a whole cover and 2 page spread. I am happy she has a talk show and is happy and I think shes funny but I was disappointed.

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