Last-minute goodies to save the day
When springtime bake sales roll around, moms can sometimes be caught off guard, especially when we don't find out until the night before. That's why we keep these never-fail, always-sell, baked-with-love recipes at the ready.
Over the years, we've found the perfect formula for these treats is a combination of perfect eat-on-the-go size and crowd-favorite flavors...sweet packaging adds the extra irresistible-ness you need for sure-fire success.
Today, we've gathered up 8 answers to the bake sale equation. They'll satisfy your customers' sweet tooth, can be tossed together fairly quickly and won't cost too much to make...maximize those profits, ladies!
Click through the slides below to get all 8 recipes.
Irene Nelson of Dexter, Maine, shared this recipe for our cookbook, Best-Ever Cookies. She writes, "Big, soft chocolate cookies sandwiched together with creamy filling…everyone will shout 'whoopie!' as they dig in!"
2⁄3 c. shortening
1-1/2 c. sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 to 3/4 c. milk
3 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 c. baking cocoa
1-1/4 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
1/4 t. cream of tartar
1 t. vanilla extract
Blend shortening and sugar; beat in eggs and 1/2 cup milk. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Add remaining milk, if needed to make a thick batter. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheets about 1-1/2 inches apart. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Spread flat sides of half the cookies with Vanilla Filling; sandwich with remaining cookies. Makes about 2 dozen whoopie pies.
1 c. milk
1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 c. shortening
1/2 c. butter, softened
1-1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 t. vanilla extract
Optional: 1 to 2 drops food coloring
Whisk together milk and flour in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook and whisk constantly until thick and smooth. Remove from heat; cool completely. (Mixture will thicken as it cools.) Beat flour mixture with shortening and butter in the bowl of a stand mixer until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar and vanilla; beat until light and fluffy. Stir in food coloring, if desired.