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Get The Most Bite For Your Buck: Baking Cookies In New York Will Cost More This Holiday Season, Price Index Shows

Nov. 11 2021, Published 7:00 a.m. ET

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The holidays are quickly approaching, which is exciting, but due to shipping goods shortages, the Christmas Cookie Price Index revealed that prices will skyrocket this year, which means that a classic batch of cookies may cost you almost $7!

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"For our sweet-toothed readers, we looked into regional costs of baking ingredients to find the average cost of making a batch of simple (and delicious) Christmas cookies in 60 cities across the U.S. and 30 countries around the world, so you can see which places are getting the most bites for their buck," the website reads.

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In the U.S., Kentucky is the most expensive state to get ingredients, as it costs $5.77 for a batch. Oregon came in second ($5.75 for a batch), Indiana came in third ($5.58 for a batch) and Missouri placed fourth ($5.57 for a batch).

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The least expensive states are South Carolina ($2.23 for a batch), West Virginia ($2.90 for a batch), American Samoa ($3.10 for a batch), Iowa ($4.13 for a batch) and Maine ($4.62 for a batch).

The outlet also ranked the cost of baking a batch of cookies across the globe. Ecuador was the cheapest ($3.50 for a batch), while Poland ($3.62) came in second.

Spain ($3.80) came in third, while Germany ($4.04) came in fourth.

On the other hand, the most expensive places include the U.S. ($6.10), Peru ($5.96), France ($5.95), Colombia ($5.90) and Italy ($5.71).

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As for how the website collected their data, they noted: "The Christmas Cookie Price Index calculates the cost of baking a batch of Christmas cookies in 60 cities in the U.S. and 30 countries around the world. The key ingredients in a classic Christmas cookie were studied, including flour, eggs, butter, sugar, and baking soda.All prices were collected in the local currency & converted to USD using the average monthly conversion rate of August 2021."

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