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

fbf242 Nov 16, 2009 11:23 AM

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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    sls2010 Dec 10, 2009 03:30 PM

    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
      fbf242 Dec 10, 2009 09:28 PM

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

    2. Ruth Lafler Nov 17, 2009 11:03 AM

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

      Boniere Bakery
      3249 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA

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        jsaimd Nov 16, 2009 12:05 PM

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

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        1. re: jsaimd
          Robert Lauriston Nov 16, 2009 12:07 PM

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

        2. Robert Lauriston Nov 16, 2009 11:32 AM

          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
            Scrapironchef Nov 17, 2009 10:10 AM

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

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