Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Cookie Market

Posted by The Delightful Gourmet at 12:33 PM
I picked up my latest edition of Specialty Food Magazine and found this article on the specialty cookie market. The cookie and cookie bar industry is a 5.2 billion dollar market. Of course, the most popular types of cookies are sandwich such as Oreos and soft chocolate chip. Most surprising is the love for vanilla wafers. They make up 47% of cookies eaten in any given household. More and more exotic, organic and ethnic cookies are becoming more popular as people are finding less expensive indulgences. We love cookies! We feature many brands and flavors in our gift baskets. Our top selling cookies include Golden Walnut, Brent & Sams & Euro Kitchens. My favorite has to be the Euro Kitchens Gourmet Selections. Let us know if you have a favorite cookie not mentioned here. We may feature them in our baskets. I found this recipe under the Easiest Cookie recipe:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/8 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350* Cream the butter and both sugars. Add the beaten egg and vanilla. Sift flour, baking soda and salt and add tothe creamed mixture. Mix thoroughly and add chocolate chips. Drop by spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets and bake for 7-10 minutes or until lightly golden brown on the edges.

3 comments on "The Cookie Market"

Carol Hammer said...

How many cookies does this recipe make?

Snooky doodle on May 29, 2009 at 11:47 AM said...

thanks for visiting my blog. :) Your blog is nice I really like it, These cookies look so good I d like to have a couple with some milk :) The marks on the fondant of the cake with the mice I just used a piece of lace and rolled over the fondant to mark it. Shh it s a secret :)

The Cashmere Bunny on May 29, 2009 at 5:27 PM said...

That's so creative!! I will keep your little secret safe! :) You do a beautiful job and inspired me.


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