Pandemic-related supply chain challenges have impacted nearly every facet of retail – including time-honored holiday traditions.
These factors led meal kit provider HelloFresh to conduct a study examining the cost of baking a batch of Christmas cookies.
Costs were assessed using local grocery store prices for 2 pounds of flour, a dozen eggs, eight ounces of butter, 16 ounces of baking soda and two pounds of sugar.
Using this recipe, a batch of 100 butter cookies for Christmas costs $6.10 in the U.S.
Sweden came in as the most expensive country at $12.83/ batch, followed by the Dominican Republic ($11.74), New Zealand ($10.57) and Russia ($9.81).
Ecuador was the cheapest at $3.50 per batch, followed by Poland ($3.62), Spain ($3.80) and Germany ($4.04).
The most expensive place in the U.S. to bake Christmas cookies is San Diego at $12.40 per batch. Charleston, South Carolina is the cheapest at $2.23.
More information on the report can be found at https://www.hellofresh.com/grocery-delivery/2021-christmas-cookie-price-index