My Chocolate Chip cookies are not budget

Discussion in 'Budget Board' started by luv2nascar, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. luv2nascar

    luv2nascar <font color=purple>You're a wizard Harry. And a th

    May 17, 2000
    When did making cookies get so expensive.
    This is a huge recipe like a triple batch but really they cost a mint.
    Recipe says it makes 12 dozen. I think I got only about 10 dozen good size cookies out of it.

    I used a pound of butter
    2 bags 12oz semi sweet chocolate chips
    1 bag 11 oz milk chocolate pieces (or chopped up hershey bar)

    I have $8 dollar in to the recipe already.

    5 cups oats
    4 cups flour
    vanilla, baking soda, baking powder, salt, 4 eggs, 2 cups brown sugar, 2 cups regular sugar

    I'll bet it was at least $15 to make these cookies. They are soooo good but geeesh.
  2. perriwinkleblue

    perriwinkleblue Mouseketeer

    Aug 20, 2008
    I know what you mean!:sad2: Be glad the recipe doesn't call for pecans - you'd be adding another $5.00.
  3. CowboyCO

    CowboyCO DIS Veteran

    Oct 12, 2005
    I have almost the same recipe, but use 1/2 that much flour and I substitute butterscotch chips for the milk chocolate and fresh orange peel for the vanilla. Yummy! I just made a batch tonight to take to work tomorrow.

    Lucily, I already had all the ingredients and I bought about 12 lbs of butter when it went on sale for $1.99 a lb. It still works out to only $1-$150 a dozen. Still cheaper (and much better) than the grocery store cookies!:thumbsup2

    I say pour a tall glass of milk and have a little test drive...
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  5. hambirg

    hambirg <font color=blue>Has tooted quietly in church<font

    Oct 24, 2003
    I know what you mean. I haven't bought chocolate chips in forever! I had a good stockpile in the freezer. I went to buy some last week and couldn't believe how expensive they've got.:eek: I think the last time I bought them they were 99 cents.
  6. christiane

    christiane <font color=darkorchid>Just another example of how

    Dec 16, 2007
    In cookie recipes, I always substitute canola oil for butter & the cookies turn out great.

    In a recipe that made 10 dozen cookies, I would only add one bag of chocolate chips at most (mixture of semi-sweet & milk chocolate or just milk chocolate).

    If you try these 2 changes, you could save about $6 per batch!
  7. ajk912

    ajk912 <font color=purple>Dum..dum...dum...we are in the

    Jul 21, 2004
    I hear you I spent about $25 on ingredients to make 6 batches of cookies over the weekend.

    It's still cheaper than the alternative..buying cookies at the store..they taste like yuck (the ones I have tried anyway) and are $4 for 15 oz. No thanks!

    BTW, I almost never put vanilla in. It tastes the same without it. The rest of the ingredients I don't really mess with..I am not one to use canola oil or crisco or margarine instead of butter. Ewwww (my opinion only, of course!!! I just try to limit processed ingredients as much as possible.)
  8. princessmom29

    princessmom29 DIS Veteran

    Mar 3, 2008
    It is still cheaper than buying 10 dozen cookies of homemade quality to use as gifts or for parties. Around here that would cost more like $100. You get what you pay for.
  9. kellig

    kellig Mouseketeer

    Mar 27, 2008
    I feel your pain....I did my grocery shopping for baking items yesterday...$150 :scared1: I got butter, chocolate chips, powdered sugar, sugar, flour, sweetened condensed milk, graham crackers & crumbs, peanut butter and maybe a few more things. I have gotten a lot of baking done, but just could not believe how much baking items have gone up! :eek:
  10. luv2nascar

    luv2nascar <font color=purple>You're a wizard Harry. And a th

    May 17, 2000
    My expensive cookies turned out delicious so I guess its worth it. The beauty of these cookies is all the chocolate. I can't bear to cut back on it.
  11. LuckyMamaInDE

    LuckyMamaInDE DIS Veteran

    Oct 3, 2004
    Next year, watch for the baking sales that start up in October. I stocked up on $.67/bag milk, semisweet, white, pbutter, and fancy swirly chips---Nestle and Hershey---at Acme, Pathmark and ShopRite during October and November. I should have enough to last until next fall. All other regular baking items (flour, sugars, b'powder, etc) were on sale different weeks.
  12. beansmom

    beansmom Grumpy Grandma Extraordinaire

    Feb 3, 2000
    not only do mine have all THOSE ingredients, they call for coconut and corn flakes AND nuts. needless to say, i usually only make them around xmas.

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