Master Cookie Dough

Master Cookie Dough


Master cookie dough? What? I can hear you all scratching your heads.  A master cookie dough is a dough that is very versatile and can be made into many different kinds of cookies. One dough, many types of cookies.

Yes, this nondescript, blob of dough is magical! With just one recipe you will be able to dazzle and delight even the most finicky of cookie eaters! I am indeed a drama queen who love hyperbole. I must have been a Madison Ave. copywriter in a past life.

With the holiday baking season here, this dough can save you time, money and aggravation.  Make the dough, divide it up and refrigerate or freeze until ready to bake. You may want to make only one type of cookie or twelve. When you use this dough, the option is yours.

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Master Cookie Dough
One cookie dough that makes many different types of cookies? This ultra versatile dough can be made into bars, rolled cookies, filled cookies and more!
  • 6 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons half and half
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together. Set aside.
Cream the butter and sugar in a mixer on high speed for 2-3 minutes, or until the mixture is light and fluffy.
Reduce the speed to medium, add the eggs, half and half and vanilla. Mix until all the ingredients are combined.
Reduce the speed to low, then slowly add the flour mixture, stopping to scrap down the bowl as needed. Continue until all the dry ingredients are incorporated.
Divide the dough into 1 cup portions, wrap in plastic and refrigerate at least two hours. The dough can also be frozen for future use.

Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: Total time: 20 mins Yield: 8 cups


Cheryl D Lee


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