Basic Cookie Mix

Total Time
22mins
Prep
10 mins
Cook
12 mins

Mix up this basic mix and you will be able to have cookies whenever you want. I gave a couple examples following the mix recipe to give ideas what can be done!

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 12 cups sugar
  • 1 12 cups nonfat dry milk powder
  • 5 12 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 12 teaspoons salt
  • Sugar Cookies - 2 cups Basic Mix plus

  • 12 cup butter or 12 cup margarine, melted
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies - 2 cups Basic Mix plus

  • 12 cup butter or 12 cup margarine, melted
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 12 cup coarsely chopped walnuts (optional) or 12 cup pecans (optional)

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients.
  2. Sift the mixture twice.
  3. Store in a tightly covered, labeled container for up to 3 months in a cool, dry place.
  4. For Sugar Cookies use: Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  5. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients.
  6. With lightly floured hands, shape the dough into 1" balls; arrange them about 2" apart on 2 lightly greased 13" X 9" baking sheets Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden.
  7. Let cool for 1-2 minutes on the baking sheets; using a spatula, transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
  8. The cookies can be stored in a tightly covered container at room temperature for up to 1 wk.
  9. For Chocolate Chip Cookies use: Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  10. In a large bowl, combine the Basic Cookie Mix, butter, egg, and vanilla.
  11. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts, distributing them well.
  12. With lightly floured hands, shape the dough into 1" balls; arrange them about 2" apart on 2 lightly greased 13" X 9" baking sheets Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden.
  13. Let cool for 1-2 minutes on the baking sheets; using a spatula, transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
  14. The cookies can be stored in a tightly covered container at room temperature for up to 1 wk.
Most Helpful

5 5

Fantastic mix! The butter flavor really comes through here. I thought I knew better so I tried the first batch with just letting the butter get soft. It was so hard to mix! The next batch I melted the butter like you said and it mixed wonderfully well together! This mix is so easy to do! I do not have a sifter so I just 'sifted' the ingredients through a fine mesh metal strainer into a bowl. Worked like a charm! I made this up so that I could use it to more easily make several different kinds of cookies to send to a soldier in Iraq! My family and friends were keep me baking because they keep eating them as fast as I could get them out of the oven! I finally got smart and made all the dough 'balls' at the same time and HID some in the freezer! hehehe They never thought to look there! They froze very well giving me both mix to whip up any time and frozen dough that I can just pop on a baking sheet! Fantastic! Thanks for an amazing mix Tish!

5 5

I made this mix and had intended to keep it in the cupboard..It did not last a week, once one batch was done the kids wanted more..Great mix nice cookies that you can add anything you want to them..I have another container of the mix ready to go when I need it..Thanks for the great recipe.