Basic Cookie Dough Recipe


4 cup flour, sifted all-purpose
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, softened (or oleo)
1 cup lgt brown sugar - packed
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 cup sugar, granulated
2 eggs


1. Sift flour, baking soda and salt onto waxed paper. 2. Beat
shortening, butter and sugars until well mixed. Beat in eggs and
vanilla. Stir in flour mixture until soft dough forms. 3. Divide
dough into 6 equal portions. Shape into rolls about 1 1/2" in
diameter. Wrap each in foil and freeze. OR, if you prefer, flavor
the 6
different portions according to the notes that follow. 4. Slice
frozen rolls about 1/4" thick. Arrange cookies 2" apart on an
ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes or
until lightly browned.

NOTES: Coconut cookies: Mix 1/2 cup flaked coconut into 1/6 of dough.
Pecan cookies: Mix 1/2 cup chopped nuts into 1/6 of dough.

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Servings: 1 servings



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