Almost two dozen people are employed at the Doughbox Bakery where everything is made from scratch by
breaking the eggs and blending in the sugar and flour. There are
no additives or preservatives. The early risers explain
"It's just like home baking of long ago except where Mom
made two dozen cookies in a batch, we make 22 dozen per
Although there are always demands for
their assorted dinner rolls, sweet rolls, cookies and pies, the
signature item is probably Belly Stickers. The exact origin of
Belly Stickers is not known, but most people say in the early
1900's when Archbold's ever-saving Mennonite women wanted to
make a sweet treat for their families, they used their leftover bread dough and the plentiful cream from milking to create Belly
Stickers. The cream is mixed with sugar and vanilla, and spooned
over the raw, raised rolls. During the baking, the sweet cream
seeps to the bottom of the pan. Then, just before serving, the
pan is turned over and a sticky, but delicious topping results.
Belly Stickers are wonderful for breakfast, but because of their
sweetness they are also served as a dessert in the Archbold
Download a pdf of our full menu of baked goods
New Gift Boxes are available - download the flyer for details.
National Doughnut Day
The Doughbox Bakery is celebrating National Doughnut Day on Friday, June 6.
National Doughnut Day is on the first Friday of June each year, succeeding the Doughnut Day event created by The Salvation Army in 1938 to honor the women who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I. The holiday celebrates the doughnut (a.k.a. "donut") – an edible, torus-shaped piece of dough which is deep-fried and sweetened.
Specials throughout the day include:
- Baker’s dozen (13) Doughnuts for the same price as a dozen donuts
- Buy a Coffee or Hot Chocolate and get a Doughnut for Half Price
- Kids will get a free glass of milk with Doughnut purchase
- Individual Doughnut Special: Buy 1 Get One Doughnuts half price
- Enter a drawing for your chance to win a Family 4 Pack of Tickets to Sauder Village
Stop by the Doughbox Bakery to check out their new line of gift boxes to make your shopping easy for friends and family. Click here for a flyer with all the options available.
Check out our Sauder Village Doughbox Chocolate Chip Cookies as featured in Midwest Living.
The Doughbox bakery, which sits along State Route 2 beside the Barn Restaurant,
is open the following hours:
Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. –
Drive-up Window opens at 6:30 AM
Saturday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.,
Drive-up Window opens at 6:30 AM
Christmas Eve Day - Tuesday, December 24
7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
New Year’s Eve - Tuesday, December 31
7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Doughbox Bakery will be closed January 1 – 6, reopening January 7.
Call ahead to place your order (pre-ordering will ensure availability)
Sauder Village Complex Map with Doughbox Bakery (PDF for printing)
frozen cookie dough and pies have become quite popular
items at the Doughbox Bakery. It seems people really enjoy the smell of fresh
baked cookies in their kitchen (without all of the mess!). These frozen goods
are now available to groups looking for fund-raising
opportunities. We have also added our jams, jellies & apple butter as well
as our canned meats & noodles to the list. What better way to raise money for
your organization than by selling a quality item from a local business. If you
are interested in learning more about this program, please contact School
House Funds at www.schoolhousefunds.com or at 1.800.992.5983.
Be sure to check out current special offerings at the Doughbox by visiting
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