Post # 1
Can this be done, make a whole bunch of cookies for under $25? Has anyone done a cookie buffet than can answer this question? I am thinking I can get baskets free or cheap at thrift stores, garage sales, or dollar tree. I can get cookie supplies in bulk from Sam’s or get cookies from dollar tree.
Post # 3
It depends on how many you are wanting but I really doubt it.
Post # 4
How many cookies do you need and how many different kinds do you want to make? I think the bulk supplies alone would probably be more than $25.
Post # 6
I think it will cost more than 25 dollars.it depends on the ingredients and amount needed.
Post # 7
It depends on how many people, but you should be able to do it fairly cheaply!
$5 5lbs flour
$3 2lbs sugar
$3 1lb of butter
$1 for bulk vanilla
$12 for TONS of sugar cookies and Snickerdoodles!
Then the other $13 for specialty stuff!
Will make 10 dozen-ish big cookies, I think!
Post # 8
I keep all the stuff in bulk already, but Dollar Tree and Dollar General sells cookie mix that all I would need to add is eggs and oil, or I can buy some from Walmart and have a bunch of cookies under $25, even with coupons I can get it cheap.
Post # 9
@ivyblue88220: Yes, totally possible. How many people? How many cookies? What is your skill level.
I regularly make 3 Gluten free cookie trays (ie super expensive ingredients) which have 10 dozen cookies each for under $50. I you can use real flour, it would be less. Just keep it to simple cookies.
Post # 10
I would think that cookie mix in a box, even from the dollar store, would be more expensive than making them from scratch. If you could buy ingredients from somewhere like Costco (where you could get bigger packages) that would help. Simple cookies would be less expensive to make — chocolate chip, snickerdoodle, maybe molasses, peanut butter? (Unless people have allergies.)
Post # 11
A cookie table is a huge tradition in my area. Traditionally, the families of the bride and groom help out. Even if that’s not possible, I’d still say that doing a ton of cookies for under $25 is possible. I’d do them from scratch, though, and not from mixes. If you look at scratch recipes vs. mixes, you definitely get more with a recipe. A mix usually is 1-2 dozen at the most. A recipe is 3-4 dozen.
Post # 12
I think it’s definitely possible. I’m baking my own sweet n salty buffet (cake pops, dipped pretzels, etc) and it’s costing me less than $25 for all of the food ingredients (50 people). Just stay away from higher cost items, like macademia nuts, and it should be fine.
Post # 13
Definitely stock up on supplies at Sam’s Club. They have great deals on baking ingredients. The key is finding recipes which use a lot of the same ingredients so you don’t have to buy a lot of extra items. A good sugar cookie recipe can be used in a lot of different ways – you can put icing on them, do them plain, mix in chocolate or fruits. I’m doing a cookie table and making my family’s traditional chocolate chip recipe.