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Savannah restaurants contribute to ‘Smash the Pastry-archy’ cookbook 

Proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood Southeast

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FOR MANY years, Planned Parenthood Southeast (PPSE) has received proceeds from the hard work and talent of Georgia bakers and eateries who have led the annual Cookie Grab in Atlanta and Cookies for Choice in Savannah.

With the pandemic putting a halt to in-person events for now, PPSE says they are now “reciprocating that support” with “Smash the Pastry-archy,” a curated book of original cookie recipes contributed by businesses who support the nonprofit’s mission.

One hundred percent of proceeds from the recipe book will be passed through to the participating businesses. 

The purpose of the fundraiser is “to support the local business community who has donated to PPSE in years past through the annual bake sales, which have raised over $100,000,” a spokesperson says.

Sarah O’Brien, owner and baker at Little Tart Bakeshop in Atlanta, wrote an introduction to the book that describes how she began organizing the Cookie Grab in late 2016:

“The annual event has become something both our customers and the dedicated bakers who donate to the sale look forward to each Valentine’s Day. It’s important to me and the team at Little Tart that we espouse our values through the work we do at the bakery and we look forward to baking to benefit Planned Parenthood Southeast for many years to come”, said Sarah.

The cookbook includes recipes from the following local bakeries and restaurants: 

Back in the Day Bakery, Savannah

Bakey Bakes, Atlanta

Banshee, Atlanta

Blue Hen Bakery, Atlanta

Empire State South, Atlanta

Five & Ten, Athens

JC’s Cookies, Atlanta

Kimball House, Atlanta

Little Tart Bakeshop, Atlanta

Lulu’s Chocolate Bar, Savannah

Moveable Feast, Atlanta

Pacci Italian Kitchen & Bar, Savannah

Proof Bakeshop, Atlanta

Rathbun’s, Atlanta

Revolution Doughnuts, Atlanta

Staci Fox, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Southeast

Sweet Cheats, Atlanta

The Expat, Athens

The General Muir, Atlanta

The Grey Market, Savannah

The Sentient Bean, Savannah

Tiny Lou’s, Atlanta

Xocolatl Small Batch Chocolate, Atlanta

Staci Fox, President and CEO of PPSE, is including her own recipe for gingerbread cookies.

“This is an amazing opportunity for our Planned Parenthood supporters to rally in honor of the local restaurants and bakeries who have supported us and fed us and our teams for years. Join us in this effort to show these businesses that when we say #inthistogether at PPSE, we mean it!.” 

The recipe books will be sold at the same price as a box of cookies, $60. “Smash the Pastry-archy: Planned Parenthood Gives Back” is now available for pre-sale at https://ppse.ejoinme.org/cookiebook

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Jim Morekis

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A native Savannahian, Jim has been editor-in-chief of Connect Savannah for 15 years. The University of Georgia graduate is also a travel writer, authoring regional guides in the Moon handbook series... more

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