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Basic Cookie Dough

 Basic Cookie Dough
In Payson, Utah, Gloria McBride turns everyday ingredients into a versatile dough that's the basis for five sensational sweets. "You can bake some cookies right away, then pop the extra dough in the freezer for later," she notes.
96 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.


  • 2-1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 8 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add the eggs, milk and
  • vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt;
  • gradually add to creamed mixture, beating just until combined.
  • Divide dough into four 2-cup portions. Cover and refrigerate.
  • Basic Cookie Dough may be used to prepare the following recipes:
  • Crumb-Topped Date Bars, Cherry Surprise Cookies, Chocolate Mallow
  • Cookies or Jelly Sandwich Cookies. Yield: 8 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 4 teaspoons dough equals 98 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 91 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.