To purchase a bag or container of cookies, it will likely cost you about $4 for a container that has about 40 cookies in it. Now, this varies depending on the type of cookie that you choose, the location you are in as well as several other factors. But, let's just use it as an average here.
To make the same cookie at home, determine what ingredients you would need and price them at your local store.
Did you save anything by making your cookies at home? You probably will make many more than that package. But, there is also something else to consider here. You should also consider the quality of them. There is nothing better than warm cookies from the oven. Since it will only take about 10 minutes to prepare the cookies and another 10 to bake them, this is time you may be able to sneak in.
If you make cookies for your family with them, which the kids will love you for, you'll create a bond that is wonderful for them too. All in all, there are many things you are losing by not making your own cookies at home. What's it really costing you?
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I'm trying to write a formula if anyone can assist me with this for example:
ingredients cost per unit amount used
butter 3.44 2 $1.72
sugar 15.00 3/4 $0.05
flour 3.68 2 1/4 $0.61
vanilla 2.60 1 teas $0.19
salt 0.50 1/2 $1.25
brown 5.00 3/4 $0.15
chips 8.00 1 cup $0.13
I buy my biscuits (cookies!) from the job creation project of a welfare organisation, so I'm not counting the cost. I am assisting people in earning a living and saving my precious time.
Actually, if you think about the ingredients, they are very healthy! I use unbleached flour, half being whole grain wheat, and only semisweet chips with no artificial flavor, and the soy lecithin in the chips are a key nutrient in optimal health, besides the darker chocolate provides antioxidants. When someone needs a "breakfast bar" on the go, they get a homemade cookie before one of them storebought nutrigrain bars! To make it easier, I freeze part of the batch for really quick cookies.
Well put! I just wanted to add that making cookies and most junk food is healthier as well .. not that chocolate chip cookies are healthy .. but ones you bake at home won't have high fructose corn syrup or hydrogenated oils.
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