Sent by Mary
Editor: Mary, if you decide to sell the cookie recipe, you can still bake the cookies and even sell them at bake sales. According to the U.S. Copyright Office, the explanation of steps accompanying a recipe is protected under copyright law, but the list of ingredients for a recipe cannot be copyrighted, so no one "owns" that particular combination of ingredients. As for what you should charge, hopefully our readers will have some experience or good advice.
Readers, do you have any advice for selling a recipe? What is a reasonable price to charge for a cookie recipe?
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