Price For Undecorated Sugar Cookie! Help

Baking By NCYCKS Updated 22 Nov 2013 , 5:31pm by GeminiRJ

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NCYCKS Posted 15 Nov 2013 , 3:40am
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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".

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Norasmom Posted 15 Nov 2013 , 3:50am
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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.

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SPCOhio Posted 15 Nov 2013 , 3:51am
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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.

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MBalaska Posted 15 Nov 2013 , 4:12am
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Originally Posted by SPCOhio 
 

"..........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.

SPCOhio:  too true !

 

NCYCKS:  If your doing UNDECORATED sugar cookies.  Hurrah, lucky you.

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Stitches Posted 15 Nov 2013 , 3:06pm
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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

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NCYCKS Posted 21 Nov 2013 , 6:42pm
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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!

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Psyched baker Posted 21 Nov 2013 , 7:25pm
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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.

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GeminiRJ Posted 22 Nov 2013 , 5:31pm
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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.

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