Cookies for Cody online bake sale & cookbook auction

12:45 PM Sunday August 5: Dear friends, it is with great sadness that I announce that Cody lost his battle with cancer today. He was at home with his parents under hospice care. Please keep his parents David and Laura in your hearts and prayers. Condolence cards may be sent to their address on this page. The bidding on the auction items IS CLOSED. Thank you all for your support of our family. It is deeply appreciated by all of us.

Our nephew Cody was 4-1/2. He fought neuroblastoma for the last year. You can help his family by donating here at [Please add "Cookies for Cody" and your message to the family when donating using the "Note to seller" link, so we can track our total donations.]

Our family truly appreciates your love, prayers and support. The family has incurred approximately $15,000 in medical expenses, and your donations will help defray those costs.

While our sale is over, I’d like to take this opportunity to make a huge shoutout to all the bakers, bloggers, authors, tweeters, and generally nice people who helped with the sale. Please visit their blogs, buy their books, and leave a comment thanking them for their generosity.

Traditional baked goods:
Italian almond biscotti, Italian pizzelles with rosewater glaze, lemon-macadamia biscotti, cupcakes in a jar, pistachio fennel biscotti, Jacques Torres chocolate chip cookies, Amaretti cookies, banana bread mini-loaves, Persian saffron-and-raisin cookies, dark chocolate and toasted pecan cookies, classic rum-pecan bundt cake, snowballs, chocolate wafers, classic sugar cookies, red velvet white chocolate cookies, rose sugar cookies, world peace cookies, bourbon-caramel brownies, perfect peanut butter cookies, fairy tale sugar cookies, coconut pecan granola, chocolate-hazelnut brownie bites, blueberry coconut-almond crumb cake, chocolate-peanut-butter bars, peanut-butter cookie cups
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Gluten-free AND vegan baked goods:
Flourless chocolate walnut cookies, triple-ginger gingersnaps, chocolate chunk cookies, quinoa-banana chocolate chip cookies, flourless bittersweet chocolate brownies, home-made Samoas, Cody’s toffee-pecan chewies, butterscotch brownies (GF, NOT vegan)Cookbook spreadPersonally signed cookbooks and other cool kitchen items:
Attune Foods gift basket
Wholesome Sweeteners gift basket
Pamela’s Products gift tote
set of flour-sack kitchen towels
framed print of California olives
150 Best Gluten-Free Muffin Recipes
150 Best Vegan Muffin Recipes
350 Best Vegan Recipes
A Passion for Baking: Bake to celebrate, Bake to nourish, Bake for fun
Ancient Grains for Modern Meals: Mediterranean Whole Grain Recipes for Barley, Farro, Kamut, Polenta, Wheat Berries & More
Bake!: Essential Techniques for Perfect Baking
Baker’s Field Guide to Christmas Cookies
Best Ribs Ever: A Barbecue Bible Cookbook: 100 Killer Recipes (Barbecue! Bible Cookbooks)
Black Beans & Corn
Bluebonnet Cafe Cookbook (from Cody’s home town diner)
Christmas Cookies: 50 Recipes to Treasure for the Holiday Season
Cookie Swap: Creative Treats to Share Throughout the Year
Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food
Desserts 4 Today: Flavorful Desserts with Just Four Ingredients
Desserts in Jars: 50 Sweet Treats that Shine
Feastivals Cooks at Home
Gluten-Free Baking For Dummies
Grace’s Sweet Life: Homemade Italian Desserts from Cannoli, Tiramisu, and Panna Cotta to Torte, Pizzelle, and Struffoli
Great Chefs Cook Vegan
Hazan Family Favorites: Beloved Italian Recipes
Herbivoracious: A Flavor Revolution with 150 Vibrant and Original Vegetarian Recipes
High Flavor, Low Labor: Reinventing Weeknight Cooking
Ice Cream: A Global History
Marshmallow Madness!: Dozens of Puffalicious Recipes
Mini Treats & Hand-Held Sweets: 100 Delicious Desserts to Pick Up and Eat
Mix ‘n Match Meals in Minutes for People with Diabetes
Morning Glory Farm, and the Family that Feeds an Island
Olive Oil Desserts: Delicious and Healthy Heart Smart Baking
Paleo Comfort Foods: Homestyle Cooking for a Gluten-Free Kitchen
Passion for Coffee
Plant-Powered Diet: The Lifelong Eating Plan for Achieving Optimal Health, Beginning Today
Quick-Fix Southern: Homemade Hospitality in 30 Minutes or Less
Recipe Records
Recipes Every Man Should Know
Ripe: A Fresh, Colorful Approach to Fruits and Vegetables
Rover’s: Recipes from Seattle’s Chef in the Hat
Salads: Beyond the Bowl: Extraordinary Recipes for Everyday Eating
Southern Farmers Market Cookbook
Tart Love: Sassy, Savory, and Sweet
Tasty: Get Great Food on the Table Every Day
The Bonne Femme Cookbook: Simple, Splendid Food That French Women Cook Every Day
The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches: Recipes, History, and Trivia for Everything Between Sliced Bread
The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America’s Most Imaginative Chefs
The I Love Trader Joe’s College Cookbook: 150 Cheap and Easy Gourmet Recipes
The New Southern-Latino Kitchen
The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook: Inside the Kitchens, Bars, and Restaurants of Mad Men
The Ultimate Rice Cooker Cookbook: 250 No-Fail Recipes for Pilafs, Risottos, Polenta, Chilis, Soups, Porridges, Puddings, and More, fro
The Vegan Slow Cooker: Simply Set It and Go with 150 Recipes for Intensely Flavorful, Fuss-Free Fare Everyone (Vegan or Not!) Will Devour
The Vegetarian Kitchen Cookbook
The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen
The World in a Skillet: A Food Lover’s Tour of the New American South
Julia M Usher’s Ultimate Cookies
Venturesome Vegan Cooking: Bold Flavors for Plant-Based Meals
Wild About Greens: 125 Delectable Vegan Recipes for Kale, Collards, Arugula, Bok Choy, and other Leafy Veggies Everyone Loves

Here’s how to bid:
BIDDING IS NOW CLOSED. There are three Facebook albums of sale items. Choose the “album” you want to look at. Click through the photos to see what’s for sale. Make a bid by leaving a comment on that item. Bidding begins at $10 for each item, and we’re asking you to bid in $5 increments from there. Whoever has the highest bid at 5 pm Pacific time on Sunday, August 5th wins that item. Click here to start bidding on Facebook.

You will be contacted through Facebook and asked to make your donation to the family’s website using PayPal (you can use a credit card through PayPal; add “Cookies for Cody” in the message line). Once you’ve made your donation, your items will be freshly made and shipped to you. Cookbooks will be autographed with the wording you request (unless otherwise noted).


A huge thanks to all the bakers, bloggers, and authors who are donating their time, items, and shipping to help our family. We are more grateful than you will ever know.
Abby Dodge
Alyssa Brantley: Everyday Maven
Amber Stott: Awake At The Whisk
Andrea Lynn
Anniina Jokinen: The Cookie Pixie
Attune Foods
Beth Hensperger: Not Your Mother’s Cookbooks
Cheryl Sternman Rule: 5 Second Rule
Christine Friesenhahn: Texanas Kitchen
Dawn Johnson: DJ’s Sugar Shack
Dédé Wilson: Bakepedia
Faye & Yvonne: Live Bake Love
Gerry Speirs: Foodness Gracious
Guiliano Hazan
Grace Massa Langlois: Grace’s Sweet Life
Holly Herrick
Jackie Bruchez: The Seaside Baker
Jean Denham: A Chef’s Journey
Jean Layton: Gluten-Free Doctor Recipes
Jeanette Chen: Jeanette’s Healthy Living
Jeff Potter: Cooking for Geeks
Jennifer Brody: Domestic Divas Blog
Jennifer Kalinowski: Eating Clean Recipes
Jenny Johnson: Vintage Sugarcube
Jenny Williams: Jenny Wenny Cakes
Linda Long
Jill Mant: Saucy Cooks
J.M. Hirsch: Lunch Box Blues
Judy Gelman & Peter Zheutlin: The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook
Julia Usher
Julie Sullivan Mayfield: Paleo Comfort Foods
June Jacobs: Feastivals
Karen Morgan: Blackbird Bakery
Karen Page & Andrew Dornenburg: Becoming A Chef
Kathy Hester: Healthy Slow Cooking
Kristin Hoffman: Baker Bettie
Kristina Sloggett: Spabettie
Lanea Stagg: Recipe Records
Laura Bashar: Family Spice
Laura Weiss: Food and Things
Lévana Kirschenbaum: Lévana Cooks
Linda Gassenheimer: Dinner in Minutes
Lisa Cook: One Cook, Two Kitchens
Lisa Orgler: The Lunchbox Project (Lisa created our bake sale artwork)
Lisa Zwirn
Marcy Goldman: Better Baking
Maria Speck
Marie: Meandering Eats
Marnely Rodriguez: Cooking With Books
Michael Natkin: Herbivoracious
Michele Anna Jordan
Micki Sannar: Olive Oil Desserts
Milisa Armstrong: Miss in the Kitchen
Mindy Fox
Nancy Rose Eisman: Adventures with Nancy Rose
Nava Atlas: Veg Kitchen
Nick Malgieri
Paul & Angela Knipple: World In A Skillet
Pachi McCausland: Creative Culinary
Pamela’s Products
Rachel Connors: Bakerita
Rebecca Lang: Rebecca Lang Cooks
Roy Finamore: Tasty Central
Sally Ekus: Lisa Ekus Group
Sandra Gutierrez: Sandra’s Kitchen
Shaina Olmanson: Food for My Family
Sharon Palmer, R.D.
Shauna Sever
Steven Raichlen
Susan Loren Taylor: Swoon My Spoon
Susan Russo: Food Blogga
Susan Salzman: The Urban Baker
Tricia Kinnaon
Wini Moranville
Wholesome Sweeteners


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    Stephanie — I’m deeply saddened by your family’s loss today. My heart broke when I read your update. I send you and your entire family love and strength to get through this difficult time. From what I can see, Cody has filled many hearts with so much love — and that love will be there forever. What an amazing thing you’ve done here with this fundraiser.