Friday, October 31, 2008

Bake Sale Bags

This week HWNSNBP asked me to help out and make something for a bake sale at work. His group was participating in a fund raising event for the month. So, I told him I would make some ginger snap cookies and put them in some cute packages. If you've been here before you may remember the bag in box(es) that I made for the 4th of July . This is the same pattern but I used Halloween DSP this time. They each contained a dozen ginger snaps (or spice cookies as I usually refer to them). Each bag sold for $5 and all told, they made over $300 that day.
Here is a recipe for you and this time it is for the cookies and not the paper craft:
1 c. sugar
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
3/4 c. shortening
1/4 c. molasses
1 egg
small bowl of sugar
Mix flour, sugar, salt, soda and spices. Cut in shortening. Stir in molassses and egg.
Shape into 1 inch balls (a melon baller works well for this), roll in bowl of sugar. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350ยบ for 10-12 minutes. Let cookies cool on rack.
Makes approximately 5 dozen.
Don't overcook these as they will get hard. It's best to take them out right away so they remain a little soft.
Hope you enjoy!


  1. Holy moly! Those are gorgeous! I would buy that! Mmmm, ginger snaps!

  2. So cute!!!! Wow! What a great fundraiser, too!!!

  3. They sounds awesome, and the bags are adorable!! Thanks for sharing. Now get your ass over here and start cooking. :-)

  4. I just love this container design and the papers that you used are so pretty. Thanks for the gingersnap recipe. I will have to try this as my son (and me) love ginger cookies.


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