April 19, 2001 at 4:35 PM CDT - Updated July 12 at 2:57 AM
Basic Cookie Mix
4 C sifted all-purpose flour 4 C white sugar 1 1/2 C dry milk powder 1 1/2 t. salt
1. Place ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. 2. Store in a tightly covered container, as it keeps well for several weeks at room temperature.
2 C basic cookie mix 1 egg 1/3 C cold water 1/3 C butter or margarine 1 t. vanilla extract 1/4 C sifted cocoa 1/2 C chopped pecans or walnuts (Optional)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 9 inch pan. 2. Lightly beat egg and add to basic cookie mix. 3. Melt butter or margarine and add to mixture. 4. Stir in water, vanilla, cocoa, and nuts. Mix well. 5. Bake for 25 minutes or until top springs back when touched. 6. Cool and cut into squares.
Basic Peanut Butter Cookies
2 C Basic cookie mix. 1/4 C butter or margarine 1/2 C peanut butter (crunchy or smooth) 1 egg 1 t. vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. Melt butter and stir into basic cookie mix. 3. Stir in peanut butter and lightly beaten egg. 4. Add vanilla and mix well. 5. With lightly floured hands, shape into 1 inch balls and arrange about 2 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet. 6. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. 7. Cool for two minutes before removing from cookie sheet.