Experts and BHG readers answer.
What is a basic cookie dough recipe I can add mix-ins to?
This basic cookie dough is a great base for candy and spice mix-ins. Enjoy!
Basic Cookie Dough
- 1/3 cup butter (no substitutes)
- 1/3 cup shortening
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- Dash salt
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- Snow Frosting
- Powdered Sugar Icing
1. Beat butter and shortening in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar, baking powder, and salt; beat till combined. Beat in egg, milk, and vanilla. Beat in as much of the flour you can with the mixer. Stir in remaining flour with a wooden spoon. Cover dough and refrigerate about 3 hours or till easy to handle.
2. Roll dough on a lightly floured surface till 1/8 inch thick. Cut as desired. Place shapes 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
3. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 7 to 8 minutes or till the bottoms are lightly browned. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet. Transfer cookies to wire racks and cool completely.