Clean Up Cookies

As many of you are aware there has been some pretty bad flooding in Queensland, Australia. I live in the UK and many people here cannot get their heads around the size of the affected areas, I think the UK media reported the flooded area was the size France and Germany combined. I still can't even comprehend this myself. I was recently in my home town of Brisbane for Christmas and New Years and I was very lucky for this to happen after my holiday, however I still wish I was there to help out my friends and also strangers clean up the mess that has been left behind.  

I have hear many stories from my own friends about how this all unfolded and I think they were all quite lucky that their houses were not affected, however thousands were not so lucky.  

Many of my friends and family have all been pitching in where they can, some in SES call centers, some helping strangers clean houses and others looking after animals that were saved from the flooded RSPCA centre.  

Since I cannot do much from London besides send money, which to be fair would not be much - therefore I did what I know how and baked all weekend - with the help of my house mate as well, to be fair her white chocolate and pecan nut biscuits were the first to disappear. 

On the Baking Relief Menu  

- White Chocolate and Pecan Nut Cookies
- Giant Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Oat and Raisin Cookies
- Devilish Gluten Free/Low Fat Chocolate Brownies (with beetroot)

At the end of the day I raised £77.36 which is about $AUS 123.79... not bad for a few baked goods!

Happy Baking x  

PS. if you would like to donate to the flood affected areas please follow the steps on this link

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