AHow much would you charge for a 4" sugar cookie shaped gingerbread boy/girl? My sons school asked me to make a few hundred for a craft fair for the holidays. Admission will be charged so as she told me " you're not doing it for charity".
between $2.00 and $2.50. I tend to charge less for school-related events such as craft fairs. It's not for charity but is it for the school?
Decorated I charge $4.00.
As a consumer, I would expect to pay no less than a dollar, but probably no more than three dollars, with my inclination to pay closer to three dependent upon how the cookie looks (i.e., nice, crisp shape, or a cookie that spread a bit too much). As a baker, I find that the time I spend baking the cookies is minimal and the ingredient costs low. It's the labor that drives up the cost of a nice cut out decorated cookie.
You should cost out your recipe and find out what your costs really are. If I recall correctly using the NFSC recipe it cost me about .10 per 3 inch cookie unfrosted, plus labor and overhead. hth
Thanks everyone! SPC Ohio, that is exactly how I feel! The cookies are nothing to bake and the cost for ingredients is low (especially around the holidays!). I charged $1.00 per cookie and $.50 for a 1/2 cup of frosting (not royal). I'm not making a huge profit which is totally okay! I just wasn't sure how to get the price right so I could do them without being too high to drive away business and too low to screw myself. Thanks again!
AI think a dollar each was a good price to go with because you are not decorating them. Four inches is large so you could probably get away with 1.50 to 2 dollars undecorated. Given that they ordered three hundred, I think the price is fair to you and them.
The most important thing is that you are happy with the price you got. For me, where I live, I'm lucky to get $2 for a decorated cookie! And even then, my cookies are referred to as "those expensive cookies". Sigh.