I started my holiday baking yesterday. Yes, I know it’s less than a week until Christmas…..This is the first chance I’ve had! I wanted to make some of my favorite Basic Cookie Dough. But. I couldn’t find the recipe. So, I started searching.
Needless to say, I finally found the recipe card tucked into one of my recipe books (who knows why it was in there instead of the recipe box). In order to make sure I don’t lose the recipe again, I decided I should share it on the blog (I could find it here pretty easily!).
I want to figure out how to add a pdf document for this recipe, but right now my computer doesn’t want to co-operate. I’ll have to edit this post later. For now, here’s the recipe:
Basic Cookie Dough:
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup softened butter
- 1-1/2 cup shortening
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 5 eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 6-1/2 cups flour
- 1 Tbsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- Cream sugars, shortening, butter and eggs together. Add vanilla and orange juice. Beat. Mix dry ingredients together and add to the sugar/butter mixture.
- Add: M&Ms, raisins, nuts, coconut, chocolate chips or almost anything to the basic mix. Mix will store in the refrigerator for several weeks.
- Drop by level teaspoons onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350F for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool slightly and remove to cool completely.
Here’s a version of plain dough, topped with a dollop of strawberry jam and flaked coconut.
Here’s M&Ms and crushed peppermints added to the mix.