Eric asked in Food & DrinkCooking & Recipes · 9 years ago

what are the ingredients for plain cookie dough?

ingredients for plain cookie dough

2 Answers

  • 9 years ago
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    For a plain cookie make the basic dough and leave out the goodies.

    Monster Cookies

    Basic Dough:

    1 stick margarine

    1 cup shortening

    2 cups white sugar

    2 cups brown sugar, packed

    4 eggs, beaten

    2 teaspoon vanilla

    2 teaspoons baking powder

    2 teaspoon baking soda

    4 cups flour


    2 cups quick oats

    2 cups Wheaties or any cereal you like

    1 cup of any or all of the following: coconut, chopped nuts, raisins, candy bar pieces, chocolate chips, peanut butter or chopped dates.*

    Cream margarine, shortening and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Add remaining ingredients.

    Drop by Tablespoonfuls on lightly greased cookie sheet and bake at 350°F. for 10 - 15 minutes. Number of cookies depends on size.

    *If raisins or chopped dates are used, coat each with 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil before adding to mix.

  • 9 years ago

    You are looking for a basic butter cookie dough that is the basic dough for many cookie recipes.

    You add other ingredients for other fancier recipes

    Basic Butter Cookie Dough

    3 cups (spooned and leveled) all-purpose flour

    1 cup confectioners' sugar

    1 cup (2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut in pieces

    1/2 teaspoon salt

    4 large egg yolks

    1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Egg wash, (optional): 1 large egg white, beaten with 2 teaspoons water

    Decorating sugar and sprinkles, (optional)


    Place flour, sugar, butter, and salt in the bowl of a food processor; process until mixture is the texture of coarse meal.

    In a small bowl, lightly beat egg yolks and vanilla; with motor running, add to food processor. Process just until a dough forms.

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