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Frugal Cookie Tips



Use the butter left on the paper from cubes of butter instead of shortening.


Flatten sugar cookies with objects that make a decorate design, like an empty thread spool.

Fast Cookies

Start with a cake mix

Gourmet Cookies

Make them larger.  Use real ingredients, such as real butter and vanilla, and when you add chocolate, use chocolate chunks instead of chocolate chips.

Healthy Cookies

Replace some of the white flour with wheat flour, oat flour, or any other whole grain flour.  Use 1/4 cup applesauce for one of the eggs.

Rolling out cookies

Use the liner from a cereal box instead of wax paper.


To make perfectly round cookies of a consistent size, make your batter and push it into an empty frozen orange juice can.  Refrigerate overnight, and then push the batter slowly out of the can while you slice it for cookies.


To save money, use margarine instead of butter, and imitation vanilla flavoring instead of vanilla extract.


Add a few drops a food coloring to granulated sugar.







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A - Frugal Tips: Acne - Automobiles


B - Frugal Tips:  Babies - Buttons


C - Frugal Tips: Cakes - Cutting Boards


D - Frugal Tips:  Dandruff - Dryers


E - Frugal Tips:  Eating Out - Eyeliner


F - Frugal Tips:  Fabric - Furniture


G- Frugal Tips:  Garage Sales - Groceries


H - Frugal Tips:  Hair Humidifiers


I - Frugal Tips:  Ice - Ironing


J - Frugal Tips:  Jars - Junk Mail


K - Frugal Tips:  Ketchup - Kitchen Pot Hangers


L - Frugal Tips:  Ladders - Lotions


M - Frugal Tips:  Mac and Cheese - Mushrooms


N - Frugal Tips:  Nail Polish - Nuts


O - Frugal Tips: Oatmeal - Ovens


P - Frugal Tips: Paint - Pumpkins


Q - Frugal Tips: Quiche - Quilting


R - Frugal Tips: Radishes - Rubbing Alcohol


S - Frugal Tips: Sales - Sweetened Condensed Milk


T - Frugal Tips: Tablecloths - TV Dinners


U - Frugal Tips: Upholstery Fabric - Utilities


V - Frugal Tips: Vacations - Vinyl Tablecloths


W - Frugal Tips: Wallpaper - Wreaths


XYZ - Frugal Tips - Yams - Zucchini



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