Our Favorite Bake Sale Recipes
When it comes to bake sales, anything goes. Our collection of treats are sweet, tart, gooey, and absolutely delicious. Uh oh, the sale is tomorrow? We have a few pantry recipes that will pull together in a flash. Take a flip through these favorites and you'll find the big ticket item for your next bake sale.
These sweet treats were inspired by the Moon Pies of the South. But, no matter where in the country your bake sale is, these sandwich cookies are sure to be a hit. They can be made ahead of time and frozen for up to a month if the cookies are tightly wrapped. Make sure to have the cookies ready when the marshmallow filling is made—the filling firms up quickly as it cools.
Lemon-Scented Blueberry Cupcakes
Lemon and blueberry flavors give these cupcakes a great taste. Blueberries or fresh, edible flowers make an easy, pretty decoration to set your treat apart from the others.
Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies
Add some color to your bake sale cookie tray with these jam-filled thumbprints. This recipe could also be your healthy alternative for the next school party.
These no-bake bars come together quickly with common pantry ingredients, making them a great last-minute bake sale item. Make sure the cereal is well crushed (try packing it in a sealed zip-top plastic bag and using a rolling pin) so it incorporates into the peanut butter mixture.
Caramel Apple Oatmeal Cookies
These cookies won't be on the sale table for long. With dried apples and caramel candies in every bite, our less-than-100-calorie oatmeal cookies give you the flavors of fall year-round.
Lemon Angel Food Cupcakes
Sifting the flour mixture thoroughly three times incorporates the powdered sugar for a light, tender cupcake. Top with tiny edible pansy blossoms or rosebuds for decoration. Store extra cupcakes in an airtight container, ready to refill the platter as these delicious treats are sold.
Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip, and Pecan Cookies
These easy drop cookies are crisp on the outside and slightly chewy on the inside. Chocolate minichips disperse better in the batter, but you can use regular chips.
Walnut Cupcakes with Maple Frosting
For a fall bake sale, these cupcakes will be the perfect choice. Pull the cakes from the oven when a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs still clinging to it.
Banana-Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Mashed ripe banana adds extra sweetness and flavor to classic bake sale fare. Recipe developer, Cathy Brixen said the banana allows for a reduction in the usual amount of sugar and butter.
A small square of these rich bars is more than enough to satisfy a dessert craving. Keep that in mind when slicing for the bake sale. The flour and oats mixture is somewhat dry after combining, but it serves as both a solid base for the soft butterscotch chip layer and a crumbly, streusel-like topping.
White Chocolate, Strawberry, and Oatmeal Cookies
A mere one-quarter cup of butter yields crispy, light cookies and keeps calories in check. Dried strawberries lend fiber, color, and subtle sweetness. You can find them in larger supermarkets, or substitute raisins or dried cranberries. Because the dough is heavy, we used a sturdy stand mixer. You can use a hand mixer to cream the butter and sugar, then stir in the remaining ingredients by hand. These cookies will sell quickly—so be prepared.
Roasted Banana Bars with Browned Butter-Pecan Frosting
Put those speckled bananas to good use. These will be a hit at the bake sale stand and after just one bite you will know why.
Two bake sale classics made into one delicious treat. Crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, and rich and delicious all the way around is how readers rate these brownie-like cookies. Need we say more?
Fudgy Mocha-Toffee Brownies
These gooey bars are as rich as anything you'll find in a bakery. They are a welcome treat in a lunch box, as a weeknight dessert, or your next bake sale—of course!
Toasted Coconut Chocolate Chunk Cookies
These toasty, chocolaty treats will be the star of the bake sale. They are a rich and satisfying treat that no one will be able to resist.
Be sure to make these bars the day before the bake sale. They need time in the fridge to allow the chocolaty top layer to set properly.
Red Velvet Cupcakes
Who can resist the lure of a red velvet cupcake? Definitely not sale-goers.
Chocolate-Cherry Heart Smart Cookies
These healthy cookies are delicious and nutritious too. Kids will love them for their chewy goodness.
These cranberry-oatmeal bar cookies strike a nice flavor balance: not too sweet and not too tart. This is a definite way to make a statement at your next bake sale.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
No bake sale spread is complete without a platter of chocolate chip cookies. Make an extra batch to keep in your freezer for sweet tooth emergencies.
Hello Dolly Bars
These bar cookies are also known as seven-layer bars. They take less than 30 minutes to make and call for just 8 ingredients, making them the perfect dessert for any bake sale.
These cupcakes are easy to make, and because simple ingredients are used, it's best to purchase premium cocoa powder and dark chocolate. Since they're studded with dark chocolate chunks, just dusting them with powdered sugar is enough to decorate these treats. Bake them in muffin cup liners. A dozen of these will go fast at any bake sale so be sure to bake an extra batch or two. Leftovers make great treats for the sale’s volunteers to bring home.