NAPSI - Holding a bake sale is a great way to raise funds for a worthy cause such as breast cancer research.
Here are a few sweet tips to help you plan your own bake sale:
Choose a date and time that will bring in the most customers. Recruit bakers. Spread the word by placing your bake sale on community calendars and sending an announcement to the local newspaper.
Choose popular recipes that transport well, such as cookies, brownies and cupcakes. Make treats look special with toppings or drizzle with melted chocolate over parchment paper for easy cleanup.
Consider baking these ribbon-shaped cookies that symbolize breast cancer awareness:
Pink Ribbon Sugar Cookies
Reynolds Parchment Paper
3 cups flour
1¼ teaspoons baking powder
¾ teaspoon salt
1½ cups sugar
¾ cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Your favorite icing
Line a cookie sheet with Reynolds Parchment Paper; set aside. No need to add extra grease or spray your cookie sheet.
Combine dry ingredients on a sheet of parchment paper; set aside. In large bowl, beat sugar and butter until fluffy. Mix in eggs and vanilla. Gradually beat flour mixture into butter mixture. Shape dough into 2 flat disks. Chill dough until firm enough to roll.
Preheat oven to 375°F. Roll out dough 1/8 inch thick between 2 lightly floured sheets of parchment paper. Cut with a ribbon-shaped cutter. Place 1 inch apart on lined cookie sheet. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until cookies are just beginning to brown on edges. Cool.
Makes 24-36 cookies.
Speed Up Your Baking: While first batch of cookies bake, prepare another batch on second sheet of parchment. When first batch is done, slide parchment with baked cookies off cookie sheet onto cooling rack. Slide second sheet of parchment with unbaked cookies onto cookie sheet and bake.
Set up an attractive display with tablecloths, platters and baskets. Make sure the prices are visible. Assign a person to handle the cash box and never leave it unattended.
For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Reynolds Wrap® Heavy Duty Foil, Reynolds® Parchment Paper and Reynolds® Baking Cups are "going pink." Receive a free Pink Pastry Box Kit with purchases. Learn more and get tips, recipes and coupons at ReynoldsParchment.com.