Master Holiday Cookie Mix

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


6 cups

Updated: May. 25, 2023
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
Master Holiday Cookie Mix Recipe photo by Taste of Home


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


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, egg yolks and vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
  3. Master Cookie Mix may be used to prepare the following recipes: Easy Almond Bars, Chocolate-Hazelnut Pinwheels, Holiday Thumbprint Cookies and Peppermint Twists.

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