A "batch" of shortbread cookies takes five pounds of margarine, almost three pounds of sugar, and over seven pounds of flour. We generally do this two-at-a-time, at night, to yield about 40 dozen (480) cookies.
We have an electric dough sheeter that helps tremendously with the labor required to roll out the dough, but each cookie is cut by hand and placed on a baking sheet.
Then each of these cookies has to be glazed and decorated, also by hand, and allowed to dry before they can be boxed. Besides the three designs shown above, we also make white Coach's Trophy Footballs, Saban Straw Hats and Elephant (Big Al) Faces.
We're out of shape but getting more efficient every day.
And that's my excuse for not blogging.