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Master Holiday Cookie Mix

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
    6 cups


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


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  • stamps4linda
    Dec 12, 2016

    I thought about trying this recipe but to me a master mix is one that you can store for more than one week. With this limited storage time I may not try it.

  • manpabrown
    Dec 24, 2014

    The family has gone crazy over the Peppermint twists

  • kitchenpro
    Dec 17, 2014

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

  • Joy1962
    Dec 18, 2013

    Easy to do

  • dsonta
    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!

  • sstetzel
    Dec 3, 2013

    This is a shortbread style cookie, it doesn't require any baking soda or baking powder.Hope that helps!Sue StetzelCommunity Manager

  • cadamsorama
    Nov 26, 2013

    The baking powder or soda may have been omitted for a reason, but I agree that it needs one or the other and for that much flour I would add 1 teaspoon baking powder. The recipe is a good master cookie recipe.

  • pinush
    Jan 5, 2013

    Super easy and fast. Dough can be refridgerated overnight and baked the following day

  • leahantoniewicz
    Dec 15, 2012

    I made the pinwheels and they did not turn out like the picture. They did not rise or get bigger. Where is the baking soda or baking powder in this recipe?

  • ramsaych6
    Dec 9, 2012

    I have made the Pinwheels & the Thumbprints, & all turned out perfect. I'll make the Peppermint Twists next week.