Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Bestest Cookie Mix Base Recipe Ever! - Entertaining Guide

This is a fantastic cookie mix base that can be altered to make about a zillion different cookies.  This mix is perfect for cookie parties or exchanges, as you just need to make a couple additions and you'll end up with a wide variety!   This is a clone of the pouch mix that comes from your Aunt Betty C. 

You will need:

5 cups All Purpose Flour
5 3/4 cups Granulated Sugar
2 TBSP Baking Powder
2 tsp Salt
1 1/2 C + 2 TBSP Butter or Margarine (3 1/4 sticks)

Measure the flour and pour it into a large bowl.  Remember, to measure flour, you spoon it in to the measuring cup and level it off with a knife.

Add the sugar, baking powder, and salt to the flour and mix thoroughly.  Add the butter and cut it in with a pastry cutter, fork, or your clean hands (my favorite option!) until it resembles coarse cornmeal or a fine streusel topping.

Store it in the fridge or freezer in an airtight container.  Most of my cookies take 2 cups of mix, so I go ahead and package the mix into 2-cup containers or quart bags.  Then, when I'm ready to bake, I just grab a container and go!

 Yields about 10 cups

Helpful hints: Don't use lowfat margarine, soft margarine, or whipped margarine.  I prefer butter, but when doing a cookie swap, I sub margarine.


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