Bakesale Worthy Recipes

My favorite recipes for bake sales.

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giant chocolate cookies

This is from Su Good Sweets. Using Jessica’s as a guide, I measured and weighed ingredients as I went along and came up with volume amounts that are slightly different than Jessica’s. They worked for me, so I’d use them again. This is a small batch version, but should double easily if you find you […]


Published on April 1, 2008
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Big Pan of Congo Bars

by on March 25, 2008 · 8 comments

Congo Bars

Some notes on Congo Bars.  The original recipe didn’t have vanilla, so I added 1 teaspoon. It also didn’t specify what type of butter to use, and since salted was all I had left, I used that. My bars were on the salty side of good, so I recommend using unsalted.  But minor issues aside, […]


Published on March 25, 2008
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Bouchon Bakery Nutter Butters

by on February 29, 2008 · 18 comments

peanut butter sandwich cookies

The other day someone asked me if I thought 4 sticks of butter (1 pound) was too much for a recipe. Expecting to find the 4 sticks butter balanced out by 3 or 4 cups of flour and plenty of sugar, I took a look at the recipe, which happened to be this one – […]


Published on February 29, 2008
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butterscotch cookies

I pulled this recipe out of my “Top Cookies” file, which has become completely disorganized and not to be trusted because all the cookies filed there aren’t really “Top”. But these sounded good and since I needed to use up the rest of a big can of roasted, salted macadamias from Costco, I made a batch this morning. […]


Published on December 20, 2007
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oatmeal cookies

This cookie is based on a recipe from Elinor Klivan’s book “Big Fat Cookies” and as you’d guess, the cookies are quite large. Fat? Not really, but they’re not super thin, either. Either way, they are excellent and definitely worth a try. Along with being big and sturdy enough to wrap for bake sales, they […]


Published on October 24, 2007
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Bake Sale Big Sellers

by on April 23, 2007 · 6 comments

The bake-sale is over. It was lots of fun and we raised quite a bit of money for the kids. Many parents donated baked goodies and it was fun seeing how creative they with packaging and wrapping. Watching what went first and who bought what was also very interesting. Rice Krispie Treats, some with M&M’s […]


Published on April 23, 2007
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My Chocolate Chip Cookie category is a mess. I spent 10 minutes searching for a post and picture of my favorite chocolate chip cookie, then realized it wasn’t there so I had to go pull it off Epicurious again.. This is a great cookie recipe and another example of why you shouldn’t always pay attention […]


Published on March 8, 2007
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Texas Size Peanut Butter Cookies

by on March 5, 2007 · 8 comments

From a Texas Montly Magazine on-line forum, this recipe makes huge peanut butter cookies. Texas Size Peanut Butter Cookies 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup butter — softened 1/2 cup peanut butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 large egg 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 […]


Published on March 5, 2007