10/11/09

Bake Sale Treats!



These Scarecrow cookies are perfect for a bake sale. I think the original idea came from Family Fun Magazine, says Skip to My Lou's Cindy Hopper! 

I'm so happy Cindy's here today on RE sharing this fantastic idea - perfect for October and any upcoming parties!

Here's Cindy ...

I made sugar cookies on long 8" sticks so I could stick them into a small hay bale I found at Hobby Lobby.



I thought it was a fun way to display the cookies so they could be sold individually.



This yummy sugar cookie recipe works great for these. I used store bought frosting in the tub this time, but oh they are so much better with the homemade frosting. This sugar cookie recipe makes a ton of dough and it freezes beautifully.

Margaret's Sugar Cookies

2 Cups Margarine or Butter (I use butter)
3 Cups Sugar
4 Eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
8 T cold milk + 2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
8 cups flour

Cream the butter and sugar together. Add in the eggs one at a time, stirring after each addition. Stir in vanilla. Mix salt into flour. Add flour alternately with milk into batter. Divide dough and form into flat disks. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill at least 1 hour. I usually chill overnight. This dough freezes beautifully. Roll dough out ¼ inch thick and cut into shapes. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 - 12 minutes. I bake until edges are slightly golden.

These sugar cookies are best with this delicious frosting.

Frosting
2/3 Cups Butter
½ Cup Milk
2 lbs. Powder Sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Beat with electric mixer until smooth.

The hat is made from sugar wafers, the band on hat and the smile are Twizzlers (pulled apart into individual pieces), the eyes are upside down chocolate chips, the nose is a candy corn and the hair is pieces picked from Kashi GOLEAN Cereal.

I used Wilton 4 X 9 1/2 inch Party Bags for packaging.

Looking for more Bake Sale inspiration or have you made something fun and delicious? Please upload your photos to the Bake Sale Flickr Group!

Cindy and I would love to hear about your fun, snacky, fall ideas?

The winners to the Velveeta it! giveaway are Barbara, Angie Kerr, and Karen G (no blog). Congrats, ladies!

20 comments:

AnneMarie said...

what a great idea!!! love that- easy enough for the kids to help out :)

mommaof4wife2r said...

these are soooo cute! came over from twitter with a linky from cindy hopper...i love this blog! thanks!

pk said...

These are so much fun! I love the idea of displaying them in the hay bale too. So creative... Have a great weekend!
pk @ room remix

Laura said...

Those are adorable!!

Angie Kerr said...

these are so cute!!

Also, thanks for the giveaway!

Fiona said...

Very cute! I want to copy them now!!

~j~ said...

oh my, these are absolutely adorable! how creative you are :))
happy weekeend!

oneordinaryday said...

Oh my gosh. They couldn't be any cuter. Thanks for sharing!

Sandy Toes said...

That is just too cute!
sandy toe

Julie said...

These are so adorable! I might make them for my daughter to give to some friends. Love them!!!

Julie =)

Di said...

adorable!

I think you could use chow mein noodles for the hair if you don't want to pick through your cereal. lol!

Darcie said...

I LOVE them...too cute!!!

Christi said...

These are adorable!!

Kat Farmer said...

This is such a great idea! I'm thinking about making these with my neice and newphews! Great treats for them to bring to school!

Pinky said...

How cute is this!!!!!!! I love it! Hope you have a great weekend! Pinky

ellen b. said...

So darn cute! Hope you are having a relaxing weekend.

Kristen said...

Super super CUTE!!!

Barbara said...

What an adorable idea. Going to send a link to my daughter-in-law right now.

cupcake studio said...

Those are so-so cute!!!

GiBee said...

Simply adorable!!!