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Best in Dough submission: Magic Cookie Mix

December 13, 2009 1:19:33 PM PST
ABC7 Chicago is happy to announce the 'Best in Dough' holiday cookie contest is back this year.

Recipe: Magic Cookie Mix

Personal Note: I use this especially at Christmas time when I am making a lot of cookies.

Ingredients: Basic Mix:
1 1/2 c butter 1 T salt
2 t baking powder 6 c flour

Toffee Bars:
1 c brown sugar 2 c mix
5 T butter 1 egg
1 t vanilla
6 oz pkg(1 cup) chocolate chips
1/2 c chopped nuts

Peanut Butter Cookies:
2 c mix 1/3 c shortening
1 c brown sugar 1 egg
1/2 c peanut butter 1/2 t vanilla
Optional: Chocolate candy kisses

Chocolate Chip Cookies:
2 c mix 1/2 c sugar
1/2 c brown sugar 1 T butter
2 eggs
1/2 c chopped nuts
6 oz pkg(1 cup) chocolate chips

Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies:
2 c mix 1/2 c sugar
1/2 c brown sugar 1 t vanilla
2 eggs
1/2 c raisins
1 1/2 c oatmeal

Cut-Out Sugar Cookies:
2 c mix 1/2 c sugar
3/4 t vanilla 1 egg

Butterballs:
2 c mix 1/2 c sugar
2 T butter 1 t vanilla
1 egg
1/2 c finely chopped nuts
powdered sugar

Directions:

Basic Mix: Combine all ingredients and blend well. You can use an electric mixer. I use a food processor. Stores very well in tightly covered container in refrigerator for up up to 4 weeks.

Toffee Bars:
1. Combine first 5 ingredients, blend until smooth and spread in either 15x10 or 13x9 greased pan.
2. Preheat oven to 350 and bake in 15x10 pan for 12-18 min, or 13x9 pan for 17-24 min, until top springs back when touched.
3. Immediately sprinkle with chocolate pieces and let stand for 2-3 minutes to melt. Spread chocolate over bars and sprinkle with nuts. Cool. I usually lightly press the nuts with a flat spatulas to set them into the chocolate. Cut into 1" squares. Makes 3-6 dozen bars

Peanut Butter Cookies:
1. Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth.
2. Shape into 1" balls, place on greased cookie sheet and flatten crosswise with fork. Bake at 375 for 7-11 min, until lightly browned.

Optional: Peanut Blossoms
1. Make 1-inch balls and roll in sugar, places on cookie sheet and bake at 375 for 9-12 minutes.
2. Immediately after removing from oven place a chocolate kiss in the center of each cookie and press down firmly so cookies crack around the edge. Cool.
Makes about4 dozen cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies:
1. Combine first 5 ingredients until smooth and blend until smooth. Stir in chocolate and nuts.
2. Drop by teaspoonfuls 2" apart on greased cookie sheet and bake at 375 7-14 minutes until lightly browned.
3. Cool for 1 minute and remove from pan.

Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies:
1. Combine first 5 ingredients, blend until smooth. Stir in oats and raisins. Drop by heaping teaspoonful onto greased cookie sheet.
2. Bake at 375 for 9-13 minutes until lightly browned. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to cool. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

Cut-Out Sugar Cookies:
1. Combine 1 c mix, sugar, vanilla and egg and blend until smooth. Add rest of mix and knead on floured surface until smooth.
2. Roll out 1/8" thick and cut into desired shapes.
3. Bake on lightly greased cookie sheets at 400 for 5-8 minutes until brown.
4. Frost and decorate.
Makes about 2 dozen assorted size cookies

Butterballs:
1. Combine first 5 ingredients, blend until stiff dough forms. Blend in nuts. Form into 3/4" balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet.
2. Bake at 375 for 11-16 minutes until lightly browned.
3. Cool slightly and roll in powdered sugar.
Makes about 3 dozen cookies


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