I participated in our church's involvement with Treat the Troops. (Check them out at: www.treatthetroops.org ) Every month we all come together, having baked 5 dozen cookies for each soldier (some people bake cookies for two or three soldiers!) and package them up with other goodies like lip balm, water bottle drink mixes, candy, Bibles, reading material, toothpaste/brush, etc etc and send them to our troops in Iraq. What a satisfying way to spead some cheer with cookies. :-)
For October, we were challenged to make "fall-ish" or Halloween type cookies. I chose to make sugar cookies with royal icing (hoping they hold up on that long trip to Iraq!) of pumpkins, leaves, candy corn, and acorns. Fun fun! Oh I pray that they brighten a soldier's life and let them see how much we appreciate them and how much God is all around them.