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Slice-and-Bake Cookies

 Slice-and-Bake Cookies
"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."
15 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached 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)

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 357 calories, 19 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 256 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.