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Large Quantity Cookie Recipes please!

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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!

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  1. 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.

    1. 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

        and Ina's recipe could serve an army!

      2. 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. 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

            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

          2. Libby's has a good pumpkin cookie recipe that makes quite a few, you could make them smaller to get more cookies.
            http://www.verybestbaking.com/recipes...

            1. 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.