Getting Crafty for the Bake Sale


At least once a year the playgroup that I was much more active in before the Bit started going to school does a bake sale. I like to take part because it’s like double crafting: making the items to sell and then making them adorable.

This year I went with lots (and lots) of Cowboy Cookies. I do not know why they are called Cowboy Cookies, but I decided to go with the theme anyway.

cowboy cookie dough
This is a double batch of the recipe. It would not fit in my mixer.

It’s a good idea when making stuff for a sale, especially if you’re not going to be there to explain the ingredients, to tag the items that have nuts or other potential allergens. So I got some gift tags with holes in them so I could make tags explaining all the goodness inside (pecans, peanut butter, chocolate chips and oats) and warn anyone who’s sensitive to any of that away from them.

I also bought some cowboy-themed foam stickers at Jo-Ann. The tags were $2.49, the stickers $2.99 (and I didn’t use all of either); I also bought some bags on clearance, 97 cents for six, but they were so huge I only used one of them. So I have supplies for next year!

To make the tags I just put a sticker or two on each, then wrote the name of the cookie and the main ingredients using a black felt-tip pen. If you wanted to I’m sure you could make this fancier.

cookie tags
Cookie tags with a cowboy theme.

Then I divided the cookies up, one dozen in one of the huge bags (which was so big I stillcut a few inches off the top before I took this picture

fancy cookie bag
I have to admit I like the fancy bag, though.

and the rest by the half dozen in clear bags I had left from the last sale. Then I tied the tags on with a bit of hemp cord and that was that.

box of bake sale cookies
Cookies are bagged and ready for the bake sale!

Good enough to eat.

Do you have a go-to bake sale recipe or other tips about bake sales? I’d love to hear them! Thanks for visiting, commenting and sharing.

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