Kairos Cookie Instructions

cookie-4.jpgThey must be home made

Institution Restrictions:

  • No icing
  • No loose sugar topping
  • No fruit
  • No candy
  • No poppy seeds (shows positive drug results)
  • Nothing in the bag but cookies: No notes, poems, cardboard, paper plates, etc.

Raisins, M&Ms, chocolate chips and nuts may be added to the recipes if you like. If nuts are added, please make a note on the outside of the bag to help preclude allergic reaction problems.

Diabetic cookies are also needed. (Please mark the bag)

Cooking Hint: Use recipes and cooking times for softer, sturdy cookies; crispy cookies can crumble during handling. Delicate, pretty cookies will crumble to dust; chewy cookies and brownies tend to end up as a single large featureless lump. If cookies are coming out too flat, add some flour to the dough. If you use your own recipe, use shortening not margarine because this freezes much better. Butter flavored Crisco works best.

Cool and freeze cookies BEFORE packaging so they don’t stick together. Having only two layers in the bag seems to take away from the crumbling due to handling. Place no more than one dozen cookies in each bag. Bags should be the clear plastic zip-loc type bag. Do not put any notes or tin foil in the bags.

The Key Ingredient – Prayer! Pray individually or as a family over the ingredients before and during mixing. Pray over the cookies as you drop them onto the cookie sheets and bake them. Ask God to use your cookies as a source of His love to shine on the prisoners and staff on the Kairos weekend. Pray that each cookie brings the inmate, officer or warden who eats it closer to God. We want every person to become part of the family of God.

Thank you very kindly. This is a vital part of the ministry!