Cookies for a Cause

On Saturday, December 8th, dairy princesses from near and far gathered in St. Peter, MN to turn 2010 Princess Kay Finalist, Megan Herberg’s “Butter Head” into Christmas cookies to send overseas to men and women serving in the Armed Forces.

Over 50 people came together in the St. Peter High School Family and Consumer Science room to turn the 60 pound block of butter into 300 dozen cookies, the event was called “Cookies for a Cause.” We went through 50 lb. of flour, 35 lb. of sugar and LOTS of eggs, sprinkles, and chocolate chips.

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Dairy Princesses from all generations and all counties of Minnesota- even a few from Iowa!

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Kathy Dauk & Megan Herberg after the butter head got a little make over. Kathy is a member of the Cleveland, MN American Legion Auxiliary #207 raised $400 to cover the cost of shipping of the cookies. Her women’s group took the cookies after we were done baking them and will get them ready to ship overseas. Some of the cookies will be shared with veterans in nursing homes throughout Minnesota and a few plates will be sold at a bake sale to help cover the cost of ingredients.

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Friends and family also came to pitch in.

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Past Iowa Dairy Princesses, Kayla and Kristy Demmer

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We made close to 3,600 cookies when the day was over!

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Dairy enthusiasts of all ages were in attendance, from 2 weeks to 90 years old. Shown here is Aiden, son of Jason & Michele Schroeder of Schroeder Holsteins in Courtland, MN

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Emily Achen finds out what happens when you turn on the mixer too fast- chocolate chips go flying!

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Dana Mohn and Sheila Lexvold whip up lots and lots of Sugar Cookies

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In addition to making cookies for the troops, we also made cards to send with.

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Ashley Schroeder and Lakyn Lind take care of dividing up the butter

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