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What percentage of the cost of cookies is from the ingredients?

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Nearly 100 percent of the cost of baking cookies comes from the ingredients used to make the cookie dough. A very small, almost immeasurable part of the cost comes from the energy used to bake the cookies.

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It costs around 4 cents to operate an electric oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes. Since most cookie recipes call for far less cooking time, only a minuscule amount of the cost of baking cookies comes from the energy used during baking. The bulk of the cookies��� cost comes from the purchase of flour, butter, spices, oil, eggs and other ingredients used to make them.

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