Last year, some of you may remember I began baking cookies and selling large trays of six dozen assorted holiday cookies. By the time I purchased the packaging materials, ingredients and baked over 200 DOZEN cookies, I was exhausted, and didn't make much of a profit. I realized many of my cookies were "Labor intensive", or required lots of time consuming details, steps, decorations or icings. I still have all the large trays, lids and packaging materials, but had ALMOST decided I wasn't going to sell cookies this year, but just make enough for guests and the friends I usually give tins to.
On Wednesday morning, I got an "order" for 10 dozen, and later in the day, another for 6 dozen. It is not even Thanksgiving yet! The 10 dozen lady wants them next week..."Assorted please". Of course we are leaving Wednesday for our Las Vegas Thanksgiving weekend.
I had just finished figuring our my list of what cookies I wanted to bake this year for fun and friends, and making out a grocery list for ingredients from 14 recipes (10 favorites and 4 new recipes). Now it looks like I am back in the cookie business, at least for a few return customers. I guess I better get started TODAY!