I am on the faculty of Taft, as is my husband who also is a Taft grad. However, in our time at Taft, we were not there when Katie was a student. However, her spirit is so strong that we wanted to contribute. My 10 year old and I made our special chocolate chip cookie recipe. I take the regular Nestle recipe, but I use 1 cup of both brown and white sugar. Make sure you bring the eggs and butter to room temperature and I sift the flour, salt and baking powder together. I also line my pans with parchment paper. Oh and I prefer Hershey chips to Nestle. They are delicious!
From The bottom of our super full stomachs and super full hearts, the Katie Fisher Day team just wants to say thank you to everyone for participating this year. It was epic.
Just watching the posts flow into the blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest literally had us on the edge of our tear-filled seats. Stories of folks giving cookies to their unsuspecting doormen…
— keithhuang (@kefadur)March 12, 2014
… and awesome shout-outs from our friends at Pepperidge Farm and Magnolia Bakery - the day was filled with joy from friends and strangers alike!
— Pepperidge Farm (@PepperidgeFarm)March 12, 2014
Some highlights include:
- Shout Outs by MTV and “Girl Code”
- Article in Kansas City Recommended Daily!
- Heat-warming stories from Katie’s friends
- Beautiful Article by Matt on Modernloss.com
- We made it to Costa Rica, NORWAY, the Magic Kingdom, & China
- Hilarious KFD Promo Videos care of UCB Sketch Team, SCRAPS
- Magnolia Bakery giving KFD discounts
…. and so much more. I mean, the main highlight is just that so many people were treated to kindness in honor of a person who would’ve been the first volunteer to participate. Just search for #katieFisherDay on Twitter or Instagram and enjoy…
We are already interested in getting ideas for next year. If you have anything to share or want to join the team, just let us know!
Everyone loves cookies, and Shalyah Evans of â”Girl Code” knows a great way to share some love using cookies. Let’s talk about Katie Fisher Day.
Thanks to our friend, Shalyah, for spreading the word and getting KFD up on MTV’s site! Great piece of publicity!
Aalesund International School in Aalesund, Norway celebrated its second annual Katie Fisher Day today making some good old fashioned Chocolate Chip cookies! (To which the Norwegian children said,”What’s a chocolate chip?” and I said,”You have the Disney Channel and Justin Beiber, but you don’t know what chocolate chips are? You are choosing the entirely wrong things to import from the US.”)
Check out this real-life Katie Fisher Day story from our dog-loving friend, Mattitiyahu!
Remembering Katie by bringing in cookies to our hospice team. Praying for you today.
Tried to do a little more this year, but got a bit derailed by my 2 year olds chest cold. We did, however, manage to send 2 packages yesterday on our outdoor outing to my former bridesmaids who each received cookies last year. Hoping to get some more baking and sending in once we are a bit better, as we hope to include some family this year. Living in a city far from our family has become even harder with a little one, and it makes us realize how much we love and miss them.
Wanted to share a picture and the recipe we used so far:
I used the following recipe to make these cookies in honor of Katie and sent them across the country to 3 of my best girlfriends. They were a burst of peanut butter with a surprise caramel center. One word, AMAZING. I’m sure Katie would have loved them. Here’s to keeping her memory alive now and forever!