Sugar cookies was the first recipe that I ever posted on this website. You might think that the name of this blog is because I absolutely adore sugar cookies. But really it’s because I love sugar and what you can do with it. I did a lot of research and tinkering with recipes until I found a sugar cookie I liked, but I never figured out if my recipe was cheaper than any others. I decided that $3.07 for a batch of cookies seemed like a good price and stopped my investigation there.
Well now we correct my earlier mistake and figure it out. I gathered up 5 recipes from online blogs to compare the total prices and the price per cookies. Hopefully we can discover something interesting about the costs, and maybe come up with a new experiment to try with the cookies.
Our recipes are:
- Best sugar cookie ever by in Katrina’s Kitchen
- Chewy sugar cookies by Add a pinch
- Sugar cookies by Taste of Home
- Easy sugar cookies by Sugar spun run
- Chewy sugar cookies by A Latte Food
I didn’t include any optional ingredients or any frosting or icing. Because some had them and others didn’t. Also I decided to ignore the recipe outputs because the mass of the flour looked about the same, so any differences in cookie output is probably more due to cookie sizes than different output in recipes. I’m really starting to think that we need to include the size of the cookies in our recipe outputs so that it makes my life easier doing these round ups haha.
So our costs of each recipe are:
- Best sugar cookie ever: $3.67 / $.10 per cookie
- Chewy sugar cookies: $3.68 / $.10 per cookie
- Sugar cookies: $2.98 / $.08 per cookie
- Easy sugar cookies: $3.68 / $.10 per cookie
- Chewy sugar cookies: $3.76 / $.10 per cookie
So the results are…. really boring! Turns out if almost every ingredient is the same then the total costs will pretty much be the same. Almost every recipe had very similar amounts of flour, sugar, butter. Which being the three main ingredients meant that each recipe was largely the same. The one different recipe was the sugar cookies recipe from Taste of home, which used shortening and actually reduced the cost by a full 70 cents which is about 20 percent! I think I’m going to have to try to see if I can edit my recipe to see if I can get mine to work at a lower price. For reference, my cookies were $3.07 for the total batch and I said I made 20 cookies, but I think that be cookie sizes.