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Basic Cookie Dough Recipe

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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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:96 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 96 servings

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 7-1/2 to 8 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

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.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, milk and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk 7-1/2 cups flour, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture, adding additional flour if necessary. Divide dough into four 2-cup portions. Refrigerate, covered, until needed.
  2. 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.
Originally published as Basic Cookie Dough in Quick Cooking November/December 2002, p52

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.

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Reviewed Jan. 30, 2016

"First of all this sites rating system of stars is dumb, not even sure what I selected. Second this will not be the best cookie dough ever (without chocolate chips it is a little lacking in taste) but it's not kill your grandmother bad. It makes a ton of cookies (seriously I had to use a huge bowl to follow the recipe mostly) but is light and fluffy and overall wasn't bad with some chocolate chips"

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Reviewed Jan. 1, 2016 Edited Jan. 8, 2016

"It tasted terrible they had no flavor and were disgusting this should definitely not be online it made me throw up thanks a lot you made my grandma die!!!NO ONE TRY THEM it also gave me explosive diarrhea I rate this -10000000000000000000000000000"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2015

"We recently retested this recipe and had no problems with the flour / liquid ratio. Try weighing your flour instead of measuring.

8 cups flour = 1000g or 35.2 oz or 2.2 lbs
Sue Stetzel
Online Community Manager/ Taste of Home Magazine"

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Jrq
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2015

"Horrible. This is a JOKE.

Too much flour and Baking Powder.
Horrible"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2015

"I halved the recipe and put white chocolate chips and instead of vanilla used lemon and my cookies turned out nice and fluffy and tasted good. I don't know what everyone whose review I read did but mine turned out fine"

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