1001 Cookie Mix

Use with recipes below
5 cups all purpose flour
3 3/4 cups Sugar
2 tablespoons baking powder
2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened

Spoon flour into measuring cup and level with spatula. Put in large bowl with at least 4 quart capacity. Measure sugar, baking powder and salt into flour. Stir until thoroughly blended.

Add butter and use pastry blender or clean hands to work into dry ingredients until mixture resembles coarse meal.

Store covered in airtight container in refrigerator or freezer. Do not press down.
Use mix at room temperature.
If using margarine, do not choose diet, whipped or soft.
Makes 10 cups.



Chocolate Brownies

1 (12 oz.) pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
2 cups 1001 Cookie Mix
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts, divided

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease 8 or 9-inch square baking pan.

Melt 1 cup chocolate chips in small heavy saucepan over low heat. When chips begin to melt, remove from heat; stir. Return to heat for a few seconds at a time, stirring until smooth. Let cool 5 minutes.

Combine in large bowl, melted chocolate, cookie mix, eggs and vanilla. Beat until well blended. Stir in 1/2 cup nuts. Spread evenly into prepared baking pan.

Bake for about 20 minutes. Do not overbake. Cool slightly. Meanwhile, in saucepan, melt remaining chocolate. Cool 5 minutes. Spread over baked brownies. Press remaining nuts into top. Cut into squares.
Makes 16 brownies.


Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 cups 1001 Cookie Mix
1/2 cup firmly packed Light Brown Sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 (6 oz.) pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 375F. Grease cookie sheets.
In large bowl, mix together cookie mix, brown sugar, egg and vanilla. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
Drop dough by slightly rounded teaspoons onto prepared cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
Bake for 12-15 minutes until lightly browned. Cool on wire rack. Makes about 36 cookies.


Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies

4 cups 1001 Cookie Mix
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 egg
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

Preheat oven to 375F. Grease cookie sheets.
In large bowl, mix together all ingredients except cocoa. Divide dough in half. Add cocoa to one-half dough. Cover and chill doughs separately.

Roll dough separately on floured board into 2 rectangles about 1/4-inch thickness. Top one with the other and press together with a rolling pin. Roll up lengthwise, jelly roll fashion. Chill until firm.

Cut rolls into 1/8-inch slices and bake on prepared cookie sheet for about 6 minutes. Cool on wire rack. Makes about 48 cookies.


Cinnamon Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

2 cups 1001 Cookie Mix
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/3 cup firmly packed Dark Brown Sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1 cup raisins

Cinnamon Sugar:
1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375F. Grease cookie sheets.
In large bowl, mix together cookie mix, butter, brown sugar, egg, vanilla and cinnamon. Stir in oats and raisins.

Drop dough by slightly rounded teaspoons onto prepared cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

Bake about 10-12 minutes. Do not brown. Let cool 2 minutes and remove to rack to cool. Makes 36 cookies. Cinnamon Sugar: In a small bowl, combine sugar with cinnamon.


Cranberry Nut Cookies

3 cups 1001 Cookie Mix
1 tablespoon grated orange rind
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 egg
1 cup fresh cranberries, coarsely chopped
3/4 cup chopped nuts
Granulated Sugar, as needed

Preheat oven to 375F. Grease cookie sheets.
In large bowl, mix together cookie mix, orange rind, cinnamon and egg. Stir in cranberries and nuts.

Shape into 1-inch balls and roll in granulated sugar to coat lightly. Place 3 inches apart on prepared cookie sheet.

Bake for about 12 minutes or until lightly browned around edges. Remove at once to wire racks. Makes about 48 cookies.


Fudge Balls

2 cups 1001 Cookie Mix
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 egg
2 tablespoons milk Confectioners Sugar, as needed

Preheat oven to 375F.
In large bowl, mix together all ingredients except confectioners sugar.

Shape into 1-inch balls and roll in confectioners sugar to coat lightly. Place 1-inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake for about 8 minutes. Cool on wire rack. Makes about 36 balls.

Fudge balls may be rolled in chopped nuts or granulated sugar, or drizzled or dipped in melted chocolate after cooled.


Gingery Snaps

4 cups 1001 Cookie Mix
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 egg
1/4 cup dark molasses
Granulated Sugar, as needed

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease cookie sheets.
In large bowl, mix together all ingredients except sugar.
Drop dough by slightly rounded teaspoons into small bowl of sugar. Roll to coat lightly. Place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet.

Bake 12-15 minutes. Do not brown. Let cool 2 minutes and remove to rack to cool. Makes 48 cookies.

Gingerbread Men:
Prepare Gingery Snaps dough. Divide in half. Cover and chill 1 hour or until dough is easy to handle. Roll dough, half at a time on floured board to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into Gingerbread Men using cookie cutters. Arrange cutouts 1 inch apart on prepared cookie sheet. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 375F for 8-10 minutes. Do not brown. Cool on wire rack. Makes 48 cookies.


Holiday Coconut Squares

3 cups 1001 Cookie Mix
2 eggs
1 tablespoon lemon rind
1 cup shredded coconut
3/4 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts
1/2 cup finely chopped red candied cherries
Granulated Sugar, as needed

Preheat oven to 350F. Generously grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
In large bowl, mix together cookie mix, eggs and lemon rind. Stir in coconut, pecans and cherries.
Spread in prepared baking pan. Bake 20-25 minutes. When done, center should spring back when pressed lightly. While warm, cut into 1-1/2" squares. Sprinkle with sugar. Makes 48 squares.


Orange Date Nut Bars

3 cups 1001 Cookie Mix
2 eggs
1/4 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon grated orange rind
1 cup coarsely chopped dates
1 cup finely chopped nuts
Granulated Sugar, as needed

Preheat oven to 350F. Generously grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
In large bowl, mix together cookie mix, eggs, orange juice and orange rind. Stir in dates and nuts. Spread into prepared pan.
Bake about 25 minutes. While warm, cut into 1-1/2" squares. Sprinkle with sugar. Makes 48 squares.


Orange Delights

3 cups 1001 Cookie Mix
1/2 cup finely ground almonds
2 eggs
1 cup Granulated Sugar
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
Confectioners Sugar, as needed

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease 8-inch square baking pan.
Make crust: In small bowl, mix together cookie mix and almonds. Press into prepared baking pan. Bake for 15 minutes. Do not brown.

Make filling:
In bowl, mix together eggs, granulated sugar, flour, orange juice and rind. Spread evenly over crust. Bake 25 minutes longer or until top is set. Cool on wire rack in pan. Cut into squares while still warm. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar. Makes 16 squares.


Peanut Butter Cookies

3 cups 1001 Cookie Mix
3/4 cup peanut butter
1 egg

Preheat oven to 375F. Grease cookie sheets.
In large bowl, mix together all ingredients. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheet. Flatten in crisscross pattern with fork dipped in flour.
Bake about 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet and cool on wire rack. Makes about 48 cookies.

Peanut Butter Stars:
Roll balls in sugar. Place about 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet; do not flatten. Bake until edges are lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Immediately press 1 milk chocolate star firmly in each cookie. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet and cool on wire rack. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.


Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies:
Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Place about 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet. Bake about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and flatten with a spatula. Cool slightly before removing from cookie sheet; cool completely on wire rack. Put cookies together in pairs with jelly. Makes 24 sandwich cookies.


Pecan Balls

3 cups 1001 Cookie Mix
1 (3 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups finely chopped pecans
Confectioners Sugar

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease cookie sheets.
In large bowl, mix together cookie mix, cream cheese, egg and vanilla. Stir in pecans. Shape into 1-inch balls. Place on prepared cookie sheet 1 inch apart.
Bake about 15 minutes. Remove from oven and while still warm, roll in confectioners sugar to coat lightly.
Cool on wire rack. Makes about 36 balls.


Sugar Cookies

4 cups 1001 Cookie Mix
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 egg
Granulated Sugar

Preheat oven to 375F. Grease cookie sheets.
Mix together in large bowl all ingredients except sugar. Divide dough in half. Cover and chill 1 hour or until dough is easy to handle.
Roll dough, half at a time on floured surface to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters. Arrange cutouts 1 inch apart on prepared cookie sheets. Sprinkle with granulated sugar.
Bake for 8-10 minutes. Do not brown. Cool on wire rack. Decorate as desired. Makes 4 dozen.


Lemon Sugar Cookies

4 cups 1001 Cookie Mix
1 egg
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Granulated Sugar

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease cookie sheets.
In large bowl, mix together all ingredients except sugar. Divide dough in half. Shape each half into a roll about 1-1/2 inches in diameter. Wrap and chill hour or until dough is easy to handle.
Cut rolls into 1/8-inch slices. Place 1 inch apart on prepared cookie sheet. Sprinkle with granulated sugar.
Bake for about 8 minutes. Do not brown. Cool on wire rack. Makes about 48 cookies.


Cinnamon Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

2 cups 1001 Cookie Mix
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/3 cup firmly packed Dark Brown Sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1 cup raisins
Cinnamon Sugar (recipe below)

Preheat oven to 375F. Grease cookie sheets.
Mix together in large bowl cookie mix, butter, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, and cinnamon. Stir in oats and raisins.
Drop dough by slightly rounded teaspoons onto prepared cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
Bake about 10-12 minutes. Do not brown. Let cool 2 minutes and remove to rack to cool.
Makes 36 cookies.
Cinnamon Sugar: In a small bowl combine 1/2 cup Domino Granulated Sugar with 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.
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