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What is a basic cookie dough recipe I can add mix-ins to?

I am looking for a 6 in one kind of cookie dough recipe you add mix-ins to make different cookies for Christmas? lakewood.colorado
Submitted by mtn13

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.

Answered by BHGFood

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