Kitchenique bakes cookies to benefit kids with cancer

Deborah Wheeler

You can give more than treats this Halloween.

On Oct. 6 and 13, Kitchenique owner Vicki McCain will lead volunteers in making some howling good treats that will be sold in a bake sale Oct. 20 to benefit the Cookies for Kids Cancer research organization, which aims to find a cure for this horrible disease.

Baking begins at 9 a.m. today in Kitchenique's kitchen with a Cookies for Cancer Bake Party.

Volunteers are needed to help with the baking. All recipes, ingredients and tools will be supplied; all that is needed are the hands, said McCain.

Among the planned goodies are biscotti, several varieties of sweet and nut breads, chocolate macadamia truffles, and cookies of all kinds, including sugar-free and gluten-free varieties.

The fun will continue Oct. 13 at 9 a.m.

The end products will be bagged and labeled and sold at the outdoor bake sale Oct. 20, weather permitting. In case of rain, the sale will go on inside.

The goodie bags are perfect for Halloween parties or to give away as treats on Oct. 31.

Volunteers are also needed to help with the baking and packaging. Any length of volunteer time offered will be accepted.

In business since 1985, McCain has hosted a Think Pink promotion every October since 1987 to benefit Susan G. Komen cancer research.

This year, she heard of Cookies for Kids and its founder, who lost his young son to pediatric cancer.

"I thought it would be neat to do this instead," said McCain of the decision to switch promotions. "It occurs just in time for Halloween, and there needs to be more research into pediatric cancer."

There is no charge to participate.

The Cookies for Kids ghoulishly delicious bake sale begins Oct. 20 at 9 a.m.

For more information about Cookies for kids, visit and find Kitchenique's giving page. Donations can be made through that page.

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Kitchenique is located at 36150 Emerald Coast Parkway, No. 111 in Destin. Or call 837-0432.