Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Cheap and Easy Snickerdoodles: 3 1/2 Cents Per Cookie and How to Cut the Cost of the Recipe to Save Money

Snickerdoodles taste good and can be made very inexpensively.  By changing up the recipe a bit, you can make the whole recipe for only 92 cents instead of $1.69.  In this post, I will share some ideas you can choose to do if you want to save money.  I am using Walmart's regular prices for the cost of the ingredients.  The original recipe is from Todd Wilbur, and I would strongly recommend making it.

I make three substitutions in this to save money.  I like using cream of tartar because it gives the cookies the snickerdoodle taste I am used to, but the cookies taste really good even if you substitute baking powder for the cream of tartar.

These are the substitutions I made:

Margarine (21 cents) for the Butter  (75 cents)
Imitation Vanilla (2 cents) for the Real Vanilla  (25 cents)
Baking Powder  (1 cent) for the Cream of Tartar  (6 cents)  This wasn't necessarily for the savings in money but for the convenience since most people have baking powder at home.

The total cost to make the recipe was 92 cents, or about 3 1/2 cents per cookie.

Margarine:  21 cents   (Butter would be 75 cents)
1 Egg:  20 cents  (you can easily find these for about 9 cents an egg)
1/3 cup Brown Sugar:  13 cents
1/2 cup Granulated Sugar:  12 cents
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla   2 cent   (Pure Vanilla would be 25 cents)
1/4 teaspoon Salt:  1 cent
3/8 teaspoon Baking Powder:  1 cent  (1/4 teaspoon Cream of Tarter:  6 cents)
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda  1 cent
1 1/2 cups Flour   11 cents

2 Tablespoons sugar:   3 cents
1 teaspoon Cinnamon:  2 cents

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