Basic Cookie Dough
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 15 min.
- 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 (30 to 32 oz.) all-purpose flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 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.
- 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.
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Nutrition Facts4 teaspoons dough: 98 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 91mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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May 22, 2019
Not even a star. I've never baked before, but even i know you don't use 7 or 8 cups of flour. 4 works much better y'all.
Apr 14, 2019
I was making these for my husband and I wanted an simple dough but the dough was crummbling to make cookies out of. It was probaly the 7 CUPS OF FLOUR. You use
Jan 9, 2019
I’m new to baking. The only time I have ever made cookies was when it was store-bought dough. I tried making cookies with this recipe and they turned out horrible. It tastes mainly like flour. I even hurt myself using the electric mixer that I have. That was not worth this recipe. For me personally, I will not be using this recipe again and I advise that anyone who wants to use this recipe read the comments first and determine for yourself if your time and ingredients are worth it.
Dec 12, 2018
i am no baker, and i tried this recipe, i was sure it won't work. but when it was done baking i tried it and wow it was good first try. i am amazed and grateful i tried this. i did change the portions though. i used 1 cup of butter, 1 cup of raw sugar, no vanilla extract, 4 cups of self raising flour (instead of making it with the all purpose,salt and baking flour), then i added cinnamon sugar and 1 whole peeled and diced apple. They turned out great nice and soft and not too sweet. my kids absolutely loves them. i am so excited now to bake cookies i can swap and change ingredients where i see fit to make interesting new combinations. please try this recipe. Change a few portions add a few ingredients. it will be the best choice you ever had.
Dec 10, 2018
I cannot even give this recipe one star. Each of the four cookies tasted like eating flour. What a waste of ingredients and time.
Mar 25, 2018
WT*.. Worst recipe ever. If you do use this recipe smash your cookies fist before putting them in the oven don't just roll them into a ball.. (they won't go flat)
Oct 12, 2017
sucked 8 cups my [email protected]# i added four it was good enough almost to much redo this eww nasty
Jul 16, 2017
I got lost at refrigerate?? Am I reading right.. Refrigerate or bake?? I don't get it
Jun 9, 2017
Worst recipe ever!!! Don't waste your time and food with this.
Feb 28, 2017
I've been looking for a great cookie recipe, and they always turn out wrong. this recipe was perfect- its the basic cookie dough recipe so i did what i usually do when im baking cakes- adjusted as I went along. I also split it up and mixed half of it with cocoa. I made a test batch - which i edited and they came out great- soft etc. I haven't added anything else to them just yet, but I'm sure it will turn out great. I think the key is to adjust it to your specs before you do anything else. In my case i used a a 50/50 sugar mixture [ confectioners sugar and white sugar] - i did the same with the butter [half whipped butter and half canola oil]. I used about 6 cups of flour at first - it ended up being around 8/ 8 and a half once i split my mixture in half. I may have used more milk as well- but i warmed it up... I made enough cookie dough to make a batch of cookies for a friend and still have enough left over.I read some complaints about the amount of flour used- the amount recommended isn't a lot- check out some of the recipes for making A LOAF [ yes 1 loaf], of Challah bread- they ask for about 6 cups.This dough works for me because I can tweak it anyway I want from the get go- actual recipes for regular cookies have not worked so great so far!!