Total Time
20mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

great basic dough to start with

Directions

  1. 1.
  2. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off.
  3. In 4-quart bowl or container, combine 1/2 each of the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  4. 2.
  5. With fork or pastry blender, cut 1/2 of the butter into mixture until consistency of coarse crumbs.
  6. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  7. Transfer to tightly covered container.
  8. Store in refrigerator or freezer.
  9. Use within 4 weeks.
  10. 3.
  11. Measure by dipping cup into mix; level off.
  12. Return unused mix to refrigerator or freezer.
  13. Allow measured mix to come to room temperature before adding additional ingredients as directed in recipes.
  14. High Altitude Instructions: Increase flour to 6 1/2 cups.
  15. Decrease sugar to 2 1/2 cups.
  16. Tips: To prepare cookie mix in food processor, place 1/2 each of the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and butter in food processor bowl with metal blade.
  17. Process mixture until consistency of coarse crumbs.
  18. Transfer to tightly covered container.
  19. Repeat with remaining ingredients.

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