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Nov 16, 2009 11:23 AM

Where to get a lot (~200) of undecorated holiday cookies for an event

I'm looking to buy a large number of plain sugar cookies in holiday shapes for a cookie decorating station at a holiday event. We're on a pretty tight budget, so I'm hoping to spend under 50 cents a cookie. Both bakeries/caterers I've contacted are out of our price range... does anyone know of a place that would be within our budget? Or would a grocery store/ Costco type place in the area be a place to look? We're in Alameda, so the East Bay would be most convenient. Thanks for any leads!

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  1. You might give Neldam's a call.

    They cost only pennies each to make from scratch.

    Neldam's Danish Bakery
    3401 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      For 50 cents a cookie I'll fire up both my ovens, there'd be a fair amount of profit in that....

    2. I would try Andronicos. Draegers does holiday sugar cookies too and may sell them unfrosted for cheaper?

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      1. re: jsaimd

        I think in that quantity you could special-order them plain from any bakery that makes them.

      2. What bakeries have you contacted? Did you try the Boniere?

        Boniere Bakery
        3249 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA

        1. Were you able to find a bakery that was willing to make the cookies? I work for a non-profit and we're trying to do the same thing. Any information would be really helpful. The event will be in SF, but I'd travel if it was worth it. Thank you!!!

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          1. re: sls2010

            We ended up baking them ourselves! It was actually pretty easy (and definitely cheaper), but we have a pretty decent kitchen.