|Pros of Making Sugar Cookies from Scratch||Cons of Making Sugar Cookies from Scratch|
|You can choose what shape you will cut out||They take more time|
|Cookies are fun to make||Making sugar cookies = More mess|
|They are a lot cheaper||More ingredients needed on hand|
|They taste better||They don't always turn out|
Cookie decorating has always been a big part of Christmas for me. I remember cutting out cookies for hours, frosting them, and having warm cookies with a cold glass of milk. This year I had the opportunity to plan a cooking decorating activity for children at my church. At first, I planned to buy several dozen plain sugar cookies from a bakery, but I changed my mind after evaluating the pros and cons.
Below is a chart of how I figured how much I spent based on Walmart prices using my sugar cookie recipe.
How much does it cost to make sugar cookies?
|Ingredients||Quantity in Recipe||Cost||Cost of Ingredient|
|Flour||7 cups||1.5¢/ oz.||58.5¢|
|Butter||1/2 cup||$2.98/ 4 sticks||74.5¢|
|vegetable oil||1/2 cup||6.1¢/oz.||23¢|
|baking soda||2 tsp.||3.6¢/oz.||1.2¢|
|baking powder||4 tsp.||14.2¢/oz.||9.3¢|
|Lemon Extract||1 tsp.||77¢/oz.||11.6¢|
|Vanilla Extract||2 tsp.||12.5¢/oz.||3.8¢|
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Written By: Kristen