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November’s Bakeable Challenge
This November let’s get a jump start on holiday baking with our cookie challenge featuring this basic cookie dough recipe. The recipe is especially useful as it can be used as a base dough for five different cookie recipes. With this simple dough, you can make:
- Basic cutouts
- Jelly sandwich cookies
- Cherry surprise cookies
- Crumb-topped date bars
- Chocolate mallow cookies
And while it might seem a bit early for holiday cookies, the best part is that this dough freezes particularly well. Make it now and defrost closer to the holidays, or keep the baked cookies in the freezer for up to a year.
We encourage you to stir up this basic cookie dough and try some of our favorite variations. We’d love to see your takes on it, too! This dough could be a great base for lots of other mix-ins and flavor options. Share what you come with in our Bakeable Facebook group.
How to Participate:
- Try these cookies (or any other cookie recipe): Our Taste of Home bakers have all the tips and techniques you need to tackle our featured recipe: Basic Cookie Dough. Feel free to bake them up according to the recipe or add some of your own personal flair. This is a basic dough so it’s a great canvas to play with. Feel free to share your other favorite cookies with us, too. We’d love if the recipe was from Taste of Home.
- Share photos of your finished cookies: You can share pics on the Bakeable Facebook group or on Instagram (use #bakeable). We’re excited to see what you come up with and will share your pictures to inspire others (we might even feature your bakes in an upcoming newsletter or article).
- Ask questions: If you need help or a few baking tips, talk with our Taste of Home baking pros or others taking the challenge. They’re ready to answer all your questions in our Facebook group.
Cookie Baking Resources
This cookie recipe is straightforward, but we still have a few helpful baking tips to guide you. Plus check out our favorite cookie tools. Many of our favorite products were recommended by our Bakeable bakers.
See What’s Next
Every month we’ll be introducing a new challenge. You can see what’s coming next by subscribing to our newsletter or joining the Bakeable Facebook group. We’ll also be posting more recipes, more tips and checking out your photos and stories. We’d love to keep up with you!