Slice-and-Bake Cookies Recipe

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"I love this cookie dough since it's so versatile," relates Monica Gibbons of Dayton, Ohio. "You can add any kind of chips or nuts you like."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 15 servings


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-1/2 cups "extras" (any one or combination of the following: chocolate, butterscotch, toffee or peanut butter chips, chopped candied cherries or nuts)

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 357 calories, 19g fat (6g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 256mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a bowl, cream shortening and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, salt and baking soda; add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Fold in 1-1/2 cups "extras". Shape into a 15-in. x 2-in. roll; wrap tightly with plastic wrap. Chill 2 hours or up to 1 week.
  2. To bake, cut into 1/2-in. slices. Place 3 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Cool 5 minutes; remove to wire racks. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Slice-and-Bake Cookies in Taste of Home April/May 1996, p54

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