|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 11g||14%|
|Saturated Fat 5g||26%|
|Total Carbohydrate 19g||7%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||1%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Warm, homemade cookies from the oven are a wonderful treat, but we don't always have the time to prepare them. You can speed up the baking by having all the dry ingredients already combined and waiting for you. This cookie mix from scratch is quite versatile, becoming the base for a wide range of drop cookies, from classic chocolate chip to orange coconut cookies. This mix isn't just handy to have around for a busy baker but also makes a lovely gift.
Make sure you measure all of the ingredients carefully when making this mix. Always spoon flour into a measuring cup and level off the top with the back of a knife; never scoop the measuring cup into the flour (as so many television chefs do) because you'll get too much, which makes cookies heavy and hard. Brown sugar should be packed firmly into a measuring cup and should hold its shape after being turned out. This recipe makes enough to fill 3 jars with 3 cups of mix in each.
Gather the ingredients.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Mix these ingredients together well until blended.
Spoon into jars or airtight containers and store in the refrigerator.
When ready to make cookies, measure out the needed mix per the instructions.
How to Store
The cookie mix can be left in the refrigerator in a tightly covered container for up to 12 weeks. If you'd like to store the mix in the pantry, replace the butter with another cup of vegetable shortening.
How to Use
When you want to make cookies, measure the amount needed and let it come to room temperature before using. This should take about half an hour. Bake all cookies (on an ungreased cookie sheet) at 375 F for 10 to 12 minutes.
This cookie mix is basic, so you can use it to make a variety of drop cookies. Here are a few suggestions, but feel free to use your imagination.
- Chocolate Chip Cookies: 3 cups cookie mix, 1 egg, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and 1 cup chocolate chips.
- Peanut Butter Cookies: 3 cups cookie mix, 1/2 cup peanut butter, 2 eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
- M&M Cookies: 3 cups cookie mix, 1 egg, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and 1 cup M&Ms.
- Butter Pecan Cookies: 3 cups cookie mix, 1 egg, and 1 cup chopped pecans.