Ingredients Cost

Hi,

I am at the very initial stages of starting my own cookie business. I tried to do it on my own using an oven at home but didn't do very well. So I ventured out to get hold of someone who might be doing it on a commercial scale and could make the biscuits as per my specifications. Eventually I found such a guy who was making biscuits on contract for others.

I am a little surprised at the asking price for the biscuits. I am told that the quantity of butter used is twice that of the flour. Obviously this jacks up the prices. I am talking about plain butter biscuits with flour, butter, baking powder, vanilla essence and sugar as ingredients. 

Is this correct? From what I learnt by trying to do it on my own was butter quantity was 3/4th of flour or lower. Or was I completely way off the mark (that could be a reason for my failure at making good biscuits)? It'll be great if someone could throw a bit more light on this. 

Thanks. 

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