News from Baking for Good

Baking for Good is an online cookie company inspired by the idea of a bake sale. We send cookies nationwide and give 15% of every purchase to a charity you choose.

Snapshots from the nonprofits we supported in September.  We were able to donate over $700 this month!  Thanks to everyone who placed orders and helped us choose these wonderful organizations.


We also supported Chelmsford Center for the Arts!

#tastythursdays: Chocolate Hazelnut Square

By Jay Carlon

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For this week’s Tasty Thursdays review, I had the delectable opportunity to try our new treat, the Chocolate Hazelnut Square.  Upon first bite, I was surprised at the crisp outer layer, yet creamy and gooey filling.  The filling is a hazelnut cream (made with nutella, yes NUTELLA!) sandwiched between two shortbread-like chocolate cookies studded with toasted hazelnuts. This treasure is loaded with tons of textures and flavors that will blow your mind!  So what are you waiting for? Join me in enjoying this sophisticated treat! Cheers!


Get it here: http://bit.ly/1gnD068 

#tastythursdays: Maple Creme Sandwich

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Tasty Thursdays: Maple Cream Sandwiches
By: Jay Carlon

It’s officially October and I’m officially obsessed with all our Fall treats.  For this Tasty Thursday, I present to you our scrumptious Maple Cream Sandwiches.  Packed with flavor, this bite-sized sandwich cookie will make your day!  It’s pretty simple: two soft and delicate maple cookies are sandwiched together with fluffy maple cream—tastes like a pancake!

Get it here: http://bkfr.gd/Wwb2dv

It’s perfect for an on-the-go snack running from meeting to meeting, or for a relaxing afternoon paired with a cup of Earl Grey tea. We sent a dozen of these out as our Treat of the Month for October.  Get your 3, 6, or 12 month subscription here: http://bkfr.gd/ZGYS4Q

Introducing: Jay Carlon - Social Media and PR Director

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[TEAM APPRECIATION MONTH]

Introducing: Jay Carlon - Social Media/PR Director

Q&A

Tell us a little about yourself

I am native to the beautiful Central Coast of California, and I’ve lived my whole life up and down the Southern California coast.  I love dance, art, and New York City.  I attended UC Irvine for my BFA in dance and CSU Long Beach for my MFA in Dance.  I’m a big contemporary art nerd and fanatic!  

What about Baking for Good interests you to join our team?

What is there not to love about Baking for Good?  Quality handmade ingredients and proceeds go to a cause! It’s like a match made in heaven. But what really makes me excited is that all the people on the Baking for Good team are extremely amazing and talented, not to mention very kind and selfless (a perfect reflection of the BFG mission).

What would be your dream job?

I think I’m living my dream job already.  Aside from my awesome job here, I perform with an international touring aerial spectacle company called Australia’s Strange Fruit (hence my picture!).  The company provides free public, accessible art all over the world for people of all ages, social classes, and backgrounds.  

What’s your favorite BFG treat so far or can’t wait to try

My favorite treat, at least so far, is the Pumpkin Whoopie Pie! In fact, I just wrote a short story on it in our blog!  You could find it here: http://bkfr.gd/159hSJ7

Anything else you’d like to share?

My favorite color is mustard and I miss my dog back in CA.  His name is Kristofer Brown.

[TEAM APPRECIATION MONTH]
Introducing: Brianna Mercado - Sales and Cause Director
Q&A
Tell us a little about yourself
I am a recent graduate of UC Berkeley, where I studied Dance & Performance Studies and Social Welfare. Just two weeks after graduating, I decided to take a leap of faith and buy a one-way ticket to New York City to follow my dancing dreams. I was born and raised in San Jose, CA, and I currently live happily with my twin sister in Astoria.
What about Baking for Good interests you to join our team?
I love the mission: how something so small, like a small gift box of cookies, can truly brighten someone’s day. And in doing this, BFG helps support a greater cause. We are a group of people making a difference in the world by doing what we love to do. Can’t get any better than that!
What would be your dream job?
Healing, helping, and bringing happiness to the lives of others through dance and art.
What’s your favorite BFG treat so far or can’t wait to try
Chocolate crackles. Hands down.
Anything else you’d like to share?
I am obsessed with the color yellow—I use it, look at it, touch it, and wear it whenever I can! So, if you have a sticker on your cookie that is yellow, it is most likely me that put it there…

[TEAM APPRECIATION MONTH]

Introducing: Brianna Mercado - Sales and Cause Director

Q&A

Tell us a little about yourself

I am a recent graduate of UC Berkeley, where I studied Dance & Performance Studies and Social Welfare. Just two weeks after graduating, I decided to take a leap of faith and buy a one-way ticket to New York City to follow my dancing dreams. I was born and raised in San Jose, CA, and I currently live happily with my twin sister in Astoria.

What about Baking for Good interests you to join our team?

I love the mission: how something so small, like a small gift box of cookies, can truly brighten someone’s day. And in doing this, BFG helps support a greater cause. We are a group of people making a difference in the world by doing what we love to do. Can’t get any better than that!

What would be your dream job?

Healing, helping, and bringing happiness to the lives of others through dance and art.

What’s your favorite BFG treat so far or can’t wait to try

Chocolate crackles. Hands down.

Anything else you’d like to share?

I am obsessed with the color yellow—I use it, look at it, touch it, and wear it whenever I can! So, if you have a sticker on your cookie that is yellow, it is most likely me that put it there…

Tasty Thursdays: Pumpkin Whoopie PiesBy: Jay Carlon
What is your favorite fall seasonal dessert? Mine is pumpkin pie… Oh wait, no it’s pumpkin bread… definitely pumpkin bread! Actually, maybe pumpkin pie — I’m so indecisive! Luckily, I’ve found a confectionery solution at Baking for Good: our new Pumpkin Whoopie Pies! 
Rich in flavor, our pumpkin whoopie pie is filled with marshmallow cream that’s dashed with some pumpkin extract.  The cream is squished between a spice-filled pumpkin cookie-cake, made with REAL pumpkins!
This dessert is definitely the solution to my indecisiveness with fall treats. It’s a perfect combo of the creamy pumpkin pie texture with a nostalgic spiciness of pumpkin bread. Try one for yourself and tell us what you think!

Tasty Thursdays: Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
By: Jay Carlon

What is your favorite fall seasonal dessert? Mine is pumpkin pie… Oh wait, no it’s pumpkin bread… definitely pumpkin bread! Actually, maybe pumpkin pie — I’m so indecisive! Luckily, I’ve found a confectionery solution at Baking for Good: our new Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Rich in flavor, our pumpkin whoopie pie is filled with marshmallow cream that’s dashed with some pumpkin extract.  The cream is squished between a spice-filled pumpkin cookie-cake, made with REAL pumpkins!

This dessert is definitely the solution to my indecisiveness with fall treats. It’s a perfect combo of the creamy pumpkin pie texture with a nostalgic spiciness of pumpkin bread. Try one for yourself and tell us what you think!

This bake sale is way too fun! We are remaining open until next Tuesday, August 27th! See you next week :)

Tasty Thursdays: Chocolate Chip Cookie BrowniesBy: May Matsuo
The hot seller at our bake sale has been our Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies! This treat is perfect for someone who doesn’t know what they want—Cookie or brownie? Why not have both!   
We use our chocolate chip brownie base and scatter balls of cookie dough on top.  They marry together in the oven while baking, creating a fun crater look that’s even more fun to eat.  A typical piece fits in the palm of my hand and is packed with chocolate chips.  The brownie is densely soft and the cookie top adds a crunch to your bite!
Follow the bake sale crowd and stop by our kitchen or order these no commitment treats from our online bakery.

Tasty Thursdays: Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies
By: May Matsuo

The hot seller at our bake sale has been our Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies! This treat is perfect for someone who doesn’t know what they want—Cookie or brownie? Why not have both!   

We use our chocolate chip brownie base and scatter balls of cookie dough on top.  They marry together in the oven while baking, creating a fun crater look that’s even more fun to eat.  A typical piece fits in the palm of my hand and is packed with chocolate chips.  The brownie is densely soft and the cookie top adds a crunch to your bite!

Follow the bake sale crowd and stop by our kitchen or order these no commitment treats from our online bakery.

Snapshots from the nonprofits we supported in July.  We were able to donate $500 this month!  Thanks to everyone who placed orders and helped us choose these wonderful organizations.

The 7 nonprofits pictured above are:

This week was a change of pace with our bake sale underway! We loved meeting people from the area and successfully spread the word about our bakery. We’re open for another week so make sure to stop on by.

Tasty Thursdays: Malted Macaroon CookiesBy: May Matsuo
When we were brainstorming what new treats to offer earlier this year, our customers wanted something with coconut.  We immediately thought of macaroons, but in BFG fashion, decided to put a spin on it. Our malted macaroon cookies have been quite a hit and they are also our treat of the day for our bake sale today!
This cookie has a hint of malt flavor, but the lasting impression is the buttery crunch of the oats and dried coconut.  The honey also helps to make the cookie nice and chewy. These would go perfect with a cup of English Breakfast tea!
Stop by the bake sale to grab these in-person or order online at our bakery :)

Tasty Thursdays: Malted Macaroon Cookies
By: May Matsuo

When we were brainstorming what new treats to offer earlier this year, our customers wanted something with coconut.  We immediately thought of macaroons, but in BFG fashion, decided to put a spin on it. Our malted macaroon cookies have been quite a hit and they are also our treat of the day for our bake sale today!

This cookie has a hint of malt flavor, but the lasting impression is the buttery crunch of the oats and dried coconut.  The honey also helps to make the cookie nice and chewy. These would go perfect with a cup of English Breakfast tea!

Stop by the bake sale to grab these in-person or order online at our bakery :)

Another week full of treats has passed by! Don’t forget that our brown butter rice crispy squares are still on sale and we have our bake sale starting Monday :) 

We can’t believe it’s already August! Our last month before things really get crazy :) 

Tasty Thursdays: Gluten-Free Chocolate CookiesBy: Elizabeth Bacharach
Especially in the summer months, I crave a taste of tropical delights, usually in the form of a creamy mixed drink with fruity add-ons.  But if you’re craving just a hint of the heated tropics, look no further.
I invite you to delve into this coconut spotted Gluten Free Chocolate Cookie.  Not only is it allergen friendly—tasting far from your conventional grainy gluten-free delicacies you find in a grocery store—this treat is also dense with chocolate.  One bite and you’re intrigued: brownie or cookie? Topped with a perfectly positioned pecan, the cookie mystifies you further, culminating in what could be considered a power struggle of flavors but rather a unique balance of textures and tastes.
Check out these and our other gluten-free options here!

Tasty Thursdays: Gluten-Free Chocolate Cookies
By: Elizabeth Bacharach

Especially in the summer months, I crave a taste of tropical delights, usually in the form of a creamy mixed drink with fruity add-ons.  But if you’re craving just a hint of the heated tropics, look no further.

I invite you to delve into this coconut spotted Gluten Free Chocolate Cookie.  Not only is it allergen friendly—tasting far from your conventional grainy gluten-free delicacies you find in a grocery store—this treat is also dense with chocolate.  One bite and you’re intrigued: brownie or cookie? Topped with a perfectly positioned pecan, the cookie mystifies you further, culminating in what could be considered a power struggle of flavors but rather a unique balance of textures and tastes.

Check out these and our other gluten-free options here!


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