About Gretchen Holt-Witt

Gretchen Holt-Witt is the PR director of OXO and the founder of Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. She first baked cookies to raise money for children’s cancer research in 2007 when her son Liam was diagnosed with pediatric cancer and has since raised millions of dollars. She’s also the author of Cookies for Kids’ Cancer: Best Bake Sale Cookbook, with celebrates similar bake sales around the country. @GoodCookiesMom

A wooden table with a pink gingham bag with 7 brown sugar cookies in it and a label.

Brown Sugar Cookies

These beauties aren’t unlike classic sugar cookies in terms of ease and appeal. They’re just a little richer and a lot less expected.

A loaf of applesauce bread in a parchment-lined loaf pan.

Applesauce Bread

Comfort finds us in unexpected ways. Thank goodness for that. And thank goodness for this not-too-sweet, subtly apple-y, kid-friendly quick bread.