Popular Baked Goods at Farmers Markets COOKIES
What is popular at your Farmers Market may not be at mine. The secret to finding out is to be flexible and experiment. Here is my Part 2 in the blog about how to find the 5 Popular Baked Goods to take to the Farmers’ Market.
We started out making cookies for the Natchitoches Cane River Green Market
quite a few years back. It was then that we discovered how popular our cookies became and how much demand there was for them.
I found that often the best sellers were the unique cookies. The cookies that the customer could NOT buy anywhere else locally. I made cookies that tested peoples taste buds to the extreme.
Samples sell cookies at Farmers’ Markets. I would usually sample out a bag or 2 of my more unique cookies. People need to taste them before they will buy something that is so “different”. Its also a great conversation starter. Samples sell. The other thing that I found is that I would give away a sample of cookies and perhaps sell some cookies, but it would also get the customer to look at my other goods. Repeat after me! Samples Sell!
ANZAC Biscuits (Cookies) at the Farmers Market
A recipe for ANZAC biscuits was found by a friend of my wife Amy. When she emailed it to us we looked it over and soon realized that some of the ingredients were going to be difficult to come by or at best very expensive.
Time to substitute! ( By the way, a biscuit in Australia is a cookie)
Check that out its in my Free Recipe email list. Its the secret recipe that I have been
asked for the most in all of my baking for the markets. Join up at the right and one of my secret recipes for the Farmers’ Market will be yours each week.
Chocolate Chip Farmers’ Market Cookies
Of course no self respecting cookie maker in the U.S.A. can go to market without a good choc chip cookie. We hunted high and low and finally found the recipe that best represented us.
We did make a few changes to it. An extra egg, changed the choc chips, etc Give it a try. We took these to the Farmers’ Market for years and sold them all most weeks.
Watching the Food Network is always a source of pleasure for our family. Wow they
have some great ideas. Now we love our spicy food, whether it be Mexican or Indian
or even Chinese, we like a bit of heat. There was this show talking about spicy cookies.
WOW…… take a look at what we came up with. Join our email list in the form on the right and I will give you the recipe.
Necessity is the mother of invention. Sometimes a mistake or other “kitchen
katastrophe” will lead to something new. Read the recipe of our Choc Mint
Deluxe For more about this! Its funny and an eye opener in lots of ways.
But here is a recipe to get you started. Its the Farmers Market Choc Chip Recipe.
Farmers’ Market CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
This is my basic chocolate chip cookie dough.
1 1⁄2 cups butter, softened
1 1⁄4 cups granulated sugar
1 1⁄4 quarter cups packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
4 cups all purpose flour
1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking soda
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
3 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
1. Heat oven to 375 F.
2. In a large bowl, beat butter, sugars, vanilla, and eggs on medium speed
or with spoon until light and fluffy.
3. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt. Dough will be stiff. Stir in chocolate
4. On ungreased cookie sheet, drop dough by tablespoonsful, or small ice
cream scoop, 2 inches apart.
5. Flatten slightly.
6. Bake 12 minutes or until light brown. Cool 1 to 2 minutes, then remove
from baking sheet to cooling rack.
Makes about 6 dozen cookies.
I bagged them in sandwich bags. 6 to a bag. I also bought some nice white bags with little windows. 12 to bag.
Have fun and make profit by selling lots of bags of Farmers’ Market Cookies.
Next Farmers Market Cakes