In Response to Re: Baking for a crowd:
Bar cookies are the easiest. You can cut them in a variety of sizes. Just about any cookie recipe can be adapted to a bar cookie. As far as cutting or cookie sizes go in two directions. Make some HUGE and wrap them individually. Next make some real small and bag them by the dozen or half dozen. Fudge does very well at sales. Make some fudge as you usually do then take some and dip into chocolate. the coating of the chocolate will seal it and keep it fresh but will also be more indulgent. Chocolate coat pretzel rods. Bag by the half dozen. You can roll the chocolate pretzels in sprinkles, nuts or drizzle with white chocolate as decorations. Get a book of Gifts from a Jar. Make the gift jars and tag with ingredients and directions. You can make soups, cookie mixes, brownies, hot chocolate mix any number of items. These would do well as people can make them when they want. I think a good choice would also be a selection of fresh fruits. This would give people the option of making a healthy selection. And last but not least you could have a Absolutely No guilt table and for a donation to your group the baked good would be given to a homeless shelter. This way you get the donation for your organization and a shelter gets treats for their guests. This would be a win, win, win, option. I have an absolutely outrageous recipe for brownies if you want it. I must tell you right off it is very decadent and a pretty expensive recipe. It has more than 2 pounds of chocolate in it. So price wise I don't know if it would do well, it does make a huge pan, 13X18 (that is about a1/2 sheet pan) It can be made in a jelly roll pan but the brownies will be thicker. Most cookies, brownies freeze well. Just wrap and then thaw in the refrigerator over night. If you do cakes Bundt cake or pound cakes will probably freeze the best. Hope this helps a bit.
Posted by nikki p
Nikki: I would love the brownie recipe. PLEASE!!! Thank you!!! Marie F.