Auctionable Cookies. Month 1.

To save countless parents, such as myself, tears of frustration, my son’s school decided to nix traditional school fundraisers.
No candy sales. Sweet!

No wrapping paper sales. Wrappin’ it up!

No ridiculous do-dads. Boo yah!

However, this is a public school in an under-funded urban school district.

So the school puts on an annual auction. Which is an awesome idea, except that I can’t afford to attend my son’s auction. Possibly because I have to pay for all day Kindergarten for him (and there is no half day option)? Or possibly because the $75/couple charge includes drinks (which I will not drink) and dancing (which Professor X will not partake in)?

I did, however, contribute an auctionable item. Other than Speech services, I am good for about one thing. Baking. So I volunteered to make a batch of cookies per month for one school year to the winning bid.

I’m really curious what it went for…

Here is month #1 of Auctionable Cookies: Peanutbuttery-kissy Cookies. Hope they taste as good as they look!


Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies

Cream these ingredients together
1 cup butter (softened)
1 cup natural peanut butter
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla

2 1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda

Bake at 375 until just barely tan colored (almost under-cooked). I never figured out how many minutes this was, thus the many tan and brown colors you see in the above picture.
Add kiss to the top and push down gently. Literal kiss is optional.
Let cool completely.

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  1. What a brilliant idea!!!! I can’t believe it costs so much just to attend the auction! Wow, we certainly wouldn’t be going either.

  2. You still found your way to contribute.

    I often get frustrated at costs that include drinks when I don’t drink…it’d be a nice to have a red wristband or something to say no drinks. Anyway…

  3. Kindergarten isn’t publicly funded? That bites.
    That’s a cool thing to donate. I haven’t had those cookies in years, a co-worker used to make them. Can’t wait for a recipe.

  4. That is a great idea! I hate fundraisers, don’t you?

  5. Way to contribute! And I agree — anything is better than fund raisers. They should be students, not little Amway salesmen.

  6. Great idea!

    I would SO bid on this!

    I’m a cookie freak–I mean, who isn’t?

  7. What a great idea – and those look mah-ve-lous!!

    I would bid in a heartbeat!

  8. Whoo, that is a little costly since they want people to also bid on items!
    Great idea. A friend of mine does a ‘gourmet dessert’ a month for an auction her church throws as a fundraiser. I hope your cookies went over as well as her desserts. I think the last time it was a 3 month set & it went for 2 or 3 hundred bucks.

  9. what a great idea CC! Lately I can’t find time to bake… i would so bid on that? Did you send in examples?? that would have been a hit!

    I hear you on the school fundraisers… BLECH!

    Hey I’ve beet tweeting @ you (I found you all sneakily…:) Have you seen my tweets?

    You have to click on your replies: the little tab on the right with your username in it..! See you on twitter!

  10. these look so good. I’ve been looking for a peanut butter cookie recipe that uses natural pb. yum.

  11. I LOVE YOU! I’m making these this afternoon (and I just may eat the whole batch myself). True story.

  12. Oh, my gosh! As soon as I saw these my mouth watered! Guess what I’m making this weekend!

    Thanks for sharing the recipe! ((hugs))

  13. I would definitely bid on this item! I can’t believe that kindergarten is not paid for by the school system!

  14. Those look so very yummmy! What a fabulous idea to auction off too! Very creative!

  15. I usually contribute “goods” to auctions but don’t attend either. $75 bucks a pop is steep!

    I made cookies each month for my BIL for a year. IT IS a lot of work. Your peanut butter cookies look delicious!

  16. I love the no-fundraiser thing. And your contribution? Wow. Yum!

  17. Great site! Your cookies look awesome! Mine never look pretty!

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