Donna Kelce, the mother of Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce, is a baking prodigy known for her famous chocolate chip cookies. When a small business in the Kansas City area created a mug that said “It’s Mama Kelce’s world and we’re just living in it,” Donna, 71, couldn’t resist purchasing 20 of them as Christmas gifts for her loved ones.
The mug featured not only the iconic recipe but also directions for Donna’s own chocolate chip cookie creation. The mug sold for about $18, according to People. In response to Donna’s purchase, Annie Stowe, owner of Annie’s Barn, reached out to Donna and proposed an idea: putting her cookie recipe on a mug and donating $5 per mug sold to pay off elementary school lunch debt. To Stowe’s surprise, Donna agreed.
Enough mugs were sold to pay off about $2,000 towards lunch debt at a school in the Kansas City metro area. When asked about her decision, Stowe stated that when the Chiefs do well, she does well too, and this was her way of giving back. However, so far, she has not heard back from Donna regarding delivering the checks to the school with her.
Donna Kelce’s cookies became well-known after she made them for her sons Travis and Jason before they met in Super Bowl LVII in February 2023. If you are interested in purchasing one of Annie’s Barn’s unique mugs featuring Donna’s famous chocolate chip cookie recipe