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Large Quantity Cookie Recipes please!

toodie jane Jul 18, 2007 10:31 PM

Going to make a BIG bunch of cookies Thursday for some hard workin' guys& gals doing nasty work. I'd like to make 10 to 12 dozen good sized (4")cookies.

Need simple yet energy-packed cookies that transport and travel well. Will wrap each if necessary.

Simple recipes = mo' betta. But I shy away from cake mix recipes cause of the weird chemically off-flavors. Maybe you have a brand that you like?

Bar cookies that can be made in 1/2 sheet pans a plus. Or drop cookies. I have lots of add-ins if needed.

Your ideas, please, 'Hounds!

  1. toodie jane Jul 20, 2007 06:33 PM

    thank you all for your replies. Unfortunately, logistics were too complicated to deliver the cookies.

    I particularly want to try the pumpkin cookies. And Alton Brown's idea for using puffed brown rice for the Krispie Treats.

    Couple times a year I make goodie packs for our local fire team, CDF, as they are the first responders in our small community for everything from fires to stuck-in-the-bathtub. They are the greatest, so I'll use these ideas for the next treat basket.

    Thanks to you all.

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      LisaN Jul 19, 2007 04:20 PM

      Libby's has a good pumpkin cookie recipe that makes quite a few, you could make them smaller to get more cookies.

      1. sonofoodie Jul 19, 2007 04:00 AM

        Oatmeal Cookies on the Quaker Box. Easy and healthy. You can add lots of good stuff, like: nuts, chocolate chips, sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, grated coconut, orange peel...almost a meal in a cookie. You can make these big, but you'll probably have to double the recipe.

        You can do the same with blondies, recipe on the Hershey Toll House Morsel bag.

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        1. re: sonofoodie
          spellweaver16 Jul 19, 2007 12:33 PM

          I like the oatmeal scotchies recipe on the Tollhouse butterscotch chips bag. They've been my favorite cookie since I was little and one batch perfectly fits in a 1/2 sheet pan. Hmm...now I need to make some lol

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          morebubbles Jul 19, 2007 03:44 AM

          Energy packed. How about a ' power bar' which is baked in sheets then cut? Many good recipes out there, some with peanut butter etc. Agree about no cake mixes. Quick individually-wrapped idea: pop each one into a snack size zipbag. Or wax paper of course.

          1. mochi mochi Jul 19, 2007 01:55 AM

            Barefoot Contessa's Ina Garten's Outrageous Brownies makes a lot of wonderful tasty treats. I have a recipe for Crispy Oatmeal Cookies that makes plenty. I will post if you are interested. Approximate amounts because of my add ons, but pretty easy to make.

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            1. re: mochi mochi
              KeriT Jul 19, 2007 01:38 PM

              and Ina's recipe could serve an army!

            2. Emme Jul 19, 2007 12:51 AM

              Magic Layer Bars/Seven Layer Bars/Nanaimo Bars are always a hit... just google 'em.

              Rice Krispie Treats, while low-brow to some, are also popular, and you could coat em in chocolate if you so desire, but I like em unadulterated.

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