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Master Holiday Cookie Mix Recipe
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Master Holiday Cookie Mix Recipe

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Simplify your cookie baking with this master mix—it's ideal for this busy time of year. With the mix made and refrigerated, over the course of a week, with a few additional ingredients, you can make four delectable cookies. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:156 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 156 servings


  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, egg yolks and vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
  3. Master Cookie Mix may be used to prepare the following recipes: Easy Almond Bars, Chocolate-Hazelnut Pinwheels, Holiday Thumbprint Cookies and Peppermint Twists. Yield: 6 cups.
Originally published as Master Cookie Mix in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2011, p108

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Reviewed Dec. 24, 2014

"The family has gone crazy over the Peppermint twists"

Reviewed Dec. 17, 2014

"Shortbread recipes do NOT require baking soda or baking powder. They are WONDERFULLY, DELIGHTFUL cookies!"

Reviewed Dec. 18, 2013

"Easy to do"

Reviewed Dec. 9, 2013

"LOVE these cookies. Remember to CREAM the butter and sugar until fluffy, beat it for at least a minute or two. It puts air pockets into the dough and makes it fluffy without baking soda or powder!"

Reviewed Dec. 3, 2013 Edited Feb. 25, 2015

"This is a shortbread style cookie, it doesn't require any baking soda or baking powder.

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