I need no fail recipes for a bake sale!

Amy - posted on 11/27/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My son's school has a bake sale in two weeks and I'm looking for no fail receipes. If it's an easy crafty project too that would be a bonus. Please share your recipes, I don't really want to resort to making cupcakes from a box lol.

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Amanda - posted on 02/28/2012

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In 2009 we had a church bake sale. The biggest hit were the chocolate inside out mini loaves I made.



1 devils food cake

12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate

1 healthy dollop of sour cream



Mix the cake mix according to directions. Add in chocolate chips and sour cream. Portion our into either cupcakes, mini loaves, mini bundt pans and bake according to box directions.



These are extremely rich but majorly good!!

Jana - posted on 01/01/2012

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I love a simple sugar cookie since you can easily decorate that with sprinkles, colored sugars, frosting, etc. This Danish Sugar cookie is great plain or as a base for a number of other options.

Danish Sugar Cookies

1 c. sugar
1 c. butter
1 egg
1 t. vanilla
2 c. flour
½ t. baking soda
½ t. cream of tartar
1 tsp ULTRA GEL

Preheat oven to 325°. Cream sugar, butter, egg and vanilla until light. Add dry ingredients. Blend well. Make dough balls about the size of walnuts. Bake for about 10 minutes. These cookies also work well as a refrigerator cookies: Roll in cylinders and refrigerate or freeze. To bake, cut off ¼" slices and bake at 325° for about 10 minutes.
Yield: 2 dozen

Tami - posted on 11/28/2011

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These are easy and fun
Chocolate cake sandwich cookies
2 packages devil's food cake mix
4 eggs
1 cup shortening
DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
Use a mixer and blend until mixed.
Roll into balls about the size of a quarter and place on ungreased baking sheets.( Make an even number of balls.)
Bake for 10 minutes. Let cool on cookie sheet for 5-6 minutes before removing them to cooling rack. After cookies have cooled, put frosting between two cookies, putting bottom sides together. Store bought vanilla frosting is easiest or cream cheese frosting.

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Amanda - posted on 12/12/2011

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I am actually surprised you are allowed and encouraged to bring homemade foods instead of premade, prepackaged foods. The only thing I would recommend is to stay away from recipes with peanut butter/peanuts or nuts. Brownies could be a good way to go!

Charlotte - posted on 12/07/2011

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Also very easy and fun are peanut butter blossom cookies:

1/2 cup granulated sugar
1cup packed brown sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 eggs
3 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
Additional granulated sugar (about 2 tablespoons)
About 7 dozen Hershey's® Kisses® Brand milk chocolates

Pre-heat oven to 375°F. n large bowl, beat 1/2 cup granulated sugar, the brown sugar, peanut butter, butter and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, baking soda and baking powder.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in additional granulated sugar. Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are light brown. Immediately press 1 chocolate candy in center of each cookie. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

Or you can always just make classic chocolate chip cookies - if you use Ghiradelli semi-sweet chocolate chips the cookies turn out even more decadently -

Good luck!!

Krystyna - posted on 12/01/2011

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For bakesales, I honestly dont bother baking from scratch. I buy a premade cake mix like Betty Crocker or Duncan Hines and bake cupcakes. I buy premade frosting and make "smiley" faces on the cupcakes (eyes and mouth) after they have baked and cooled. This way its quick, easy and less work frosting.



If you want to make the cupcakes "healthier" I have done them with egg whites instead of whole eggs, and applesauce instead of oil. They are much lighter in texture.



You can also make smiley faces with chocolate chips before they go in the oven (instead of frosting), and use a festive paper cupcake cup to bake them in. Cupcakes are always a hit and kids love them!

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