Here we go! The Bake Sale Recap from last week. I baked six different treats from 9 am to 11 pm last Thursday- not sure if I will do that again as it took 4 days to clean Big Red Kitchen. Maybe I will stick with 2 or 3 items next time. My friend Sheila made 5 different cupcakes plus two other items. You have to to see her Sweet and Tart Cupcakes! For my items, I will start you off with the Giant Candy Corn Sugar Cookies.
Bake one recipe Sugar Cookie Bars in an 11×17 inch jellyroll pan. Make up one batch Butter Cream Frosting and dye 1/3 orange, 1/3 yellow, and leave 1/3 white. Frost a 5 inch wide rectangle in the very center of the bars. Then frost a 3 inch ribbon on each side of the white, yellow. Finish the edges with orange.
After cutting a line down the center of the bar, start at the bottom edge and measure 4 inches over. Cut a triangle. Follow the picture above to cut the others. Your cookies will measure 4 inches at the base and 5 inches tall. I got 14 cookies plus scraps for my belly.
Now for the cute Acorn Cupcakes. I think from the photo you can see I “glued” a mini Nilla Wafer to a Hershey Kiss using a bit of frosting then topped them with a mini chocolate chip. Very easy and cute. Next time I think I will use melted chocolate so that it looks a little better. These sold for $2 a piece. See how I wrap cupcakes for bake sales.
Instead of scooping out cookies individually, I find it is easier to bake up a batch of regular Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies in a jellyroll pan. You can press in any color of M&M you would like, such as school or team colors. I think I got 16 bars from one pan, then wrapped them in a layer of plastic wrap and sold them for $2 a piece, they were huge!
We can’t leave out the Puppaduppollis’s now can we? Doggies need a treat too. These Chicken Dog Bones are a cinch if you have a giant dog bone cookie cutter. I wrapped these in cellophane bags with a twisty tie and sold them for $1 each.
Chicken Doggie Bones
4 cups flour
3 cups old fashioned oats, not the quick kind
2 T. brown sugar
4 T. veggie or olive oil
1 cup hot water, plus a bit more if dough is too dry
1 chicken bouillon cube
Dissolve the bouillon cube in the water then mix all ingredients until it forms a dough. Add a bit more water if dough feels dry (1 tsp at a time), but do not get it too sticky. Press into a large rectangle, you can use a jellyroll pan so that the dough is about 2/3 inch thick. Press out bones using a large bone-shaped cookie cutter or shape into bones using your hands. Continue rolling out and pressing until all the dough is used up. I got 15 large bones. Place on a cookie sheet and bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour. You may make various sizes according to the size of the dog being fed these treats. We used to have a Rottie so hers were BIG.
Another treat I made was giant Rice Krispie Treats on a stick. And the final treat I made was Garlic Ranch Pretzels which I will share later this week. The pretzels, although savory, have a very sweet story, so come on back and see.
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