My Chocolate Chip cookies are not budget

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  1. luv2nascar

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

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    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.
     
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  3. perriwinkleblue

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

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    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...
     
  5. hambirg

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 <font color=blue>Your dream eludes you? Don't you

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    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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