Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Standing Order: Baby Cookie Boxes :)

Interesting story..........a few weeks ago I went for my regular OB/GYN appointment. As my doctor and I were chatting, the subject of me decorating cookies for mission work came up. She was very interested in the idea of ordering cookies for her birthing parents when they have the baby. Within a few days and several emails, we established a weekly arrangement of cookies boxes for her to share with her birthing parents. 

I started off by making minis like I'd done for Easter and spring. That's 2 minis of each of 8 designs. The first week I had to make 160 minis to make 10 boxes. Oh my! That was only the second time I had made mini cookie boxes.....and the first time was for pure fun. Suddenly I realized how much work minis were.....and that I wasn't charging enough for each box.

We've readjusted our arrangement since then to a bit larger cookies.....but only a few per box. 

Here's the first week's sets of mini- cookies.

Neutral................

Boy........


Girl............

and everyone together......


None of these cookies are hard......but doing 160 of them was much more time consuming then I thought it would be.

Always learning new lessons every day. ;)

6 comments:

paddle attachment said...

So sweet...and so much work! I'm so glad you changed your arrangement. Also, what a great OB/GYN to have such a sweet gift for her new moms/families!

Carroll's Cookies n Crumbs said...

Sounds like a win, win situation! Great for you to know you have a standing order. Even better for the doctor's office to have such sweet gifts for the new parents.

Cristin (Pinkie) said...

That's so cool to know you have a standing order for your mission work! Very exciting!

Judy said...

Very cute cookies and congrats on those orders!! If you don't mind me asking, how much are you charging for the few big cookies in a box?

Paty_rolon said...

so cute

cookiecrazielady said...

Thanks Judy. I'm charging $10 per box. Probably still not enough.....but better than doing 16 minis for that. I'll get those box photos up on my blog in the next few days.

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