Cookie Prices?

Decorating By leily Updated 18 Jul 2005 , 9:39pm by jdogga

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leily Posted 18 Jul 2005 , 1:17am
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I am sure I have seen this somewhere but searched for a few different things and couldn't find it anywhere.

I recently made 3 doz cookies for work (one days notice-but I accepted willingly) They were the large comfort grip cookie cutters from Wilton. The 4" circle and heart. It was my basic rolled sugar cookie recipe and buttercream icing. Decorated with a flag motif.

I called the only two places that do it in this area and came up with about $6.00 per cookie. Which would be a total of $216. It was a lot of work, but it still seemed like a lot to me. I was just curious what others would/have charged for this.

The picture of the cookies is in my Album.

Thanks for your time.

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traci Posted 18 Jul 2005 , 1:29am
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Hi. Your cookies look great!!! I do not do cookies very often and kind of get stumped on prices when customers ask. So I asked my nieghbor...who also does cookies and cakes...She said she charges $12.00 per dozen. I think for the work you put into yours...I would ask at least $15.00 a dozen. $216.00 sounds high to me also...and I think I would be scared to tell my customer that price as well!!! Anyway, maybe some others can give you some advice too! icon_smile.gif

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ntertayneme Posted 18 Jul 2005 , 1:42am
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$216 would surely scare me lol.. I think about $12-$15 a dozen would be the going price too.

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littlebubbieschocolates Posted 18 Jul 2005 , 3:34am
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wow at the price you wont get any business if your that high. id say any where from 12-15 dollars a doz.i charge about 10 a doz. just depends on what im doing and who its for.

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charlieinMO Posted 18 Jul 2005 , 4:30am
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I really liked your cookies. When I do them I charge $25.00 for seven if they are in a cookie bouquet and if they are just on a try I charge $25.00 for a dozen. Just like cakes, don't set your prices too low or you won't make any money on them! They take time to do also. Good luck and hope this helps!


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magentaa23 Posted 18 Jul 2005 , 5:08am
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i do cookies alot and i charge $1.75/cookie.. and thats bagged and ribboned... for large ones i charge $3.00/cookie

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ashianadotkom Posted 18 Jul 2005 , 5:18am
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i definetly think you should charge 20-25 dollars for those
they look very pretty and quite labor intensive


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melodyscakes Posted 18 Jul 2005 , 5:35am
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i sell alot of decorated cookies, but i sell them around the holidays and they are decorated sugar cookies in a cellaphane bag and tied with a bow and they are $2.00 a piece. my customers love them and i make some money. i would not get business if i sold them for more, and wouldnt make any money if i sold them for less. also what part of the country you live in determines it too. the bakeries that sell cookies for $6.00 apeice, must have a different clientel that has the money to pay 6.00 maybe rich people or business events? i would love to make that much.....but not in my area.
good luck. sorry, forgot, ...did you make cookies first then have to come up with a price? i would mention a price first, because they may be shocket at asking even 2.00 a piece because that would be 24.00 (versus the 216) but people seem to think we whip cookies/cakes out of thin air. haha
good luck, and let us know what you get paid, now we're courious.

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gma1956 Posted 18 Jul 2005 , 5:58am
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I charge the following. For cookies that I use cutters for. If I hand cut them, which I have (see my photos, bras & panties and snails and mushrooms) I charge more up to $3.00 each.

Plain: icing only and a one letter monogram $1.25 each or $15 per dozen

Fancy: up to 3 colors $1.75 each or $21 per dozen

Very fancy: more than 3 colors $2.25 each or $27 per dozen

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leily Posted 18 Jul 2005 , 9:28pm
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Thanks for your responses. I really appreciate it. I ended up charging $40.00, at a discount because it is work. I told the boss that I gave them a discount this time b/c I was already making up more for other parties. So they don't expect it to be cheaper everytime.

But I was thinking of charging at least $24.00 a dozen. Then $2.50 per cookie. So that is pretty close to some pricing of others here.

It was a lot of work, expecially since I ran out of 3 ingredients while making them and had to run to the store. But I would have been out anyways, it jsut made it more frustrating with a big order like that. Thank goodness the grocery store is only 5 mins away-and open 24 hrs!!

Again, thanks for everyones response I really appreciate it. Pricing can be so hard sometimes! I don't take a loss on anything I do, but I want to make a profit, and of course I dont' want to over charge or I won't get anymore orders.... it's such a fine line.

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jdogga Posted 18 Jul 2005 , 9:39pm
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I know this has nothing to do with pricing but...I made some cookies today for a work function too...I work at a Kitchen Company so I am decorating them as little cabinets! I made a sugar cookie recipe that I found on the food network website and the dough was EXTREMELY hard to work with! Does anyone have a good recipe for sugar cookies that is easy to roll and cut into shapes?? If you do, please send it to [email protected]

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