Monday, July 6, 2009

Cookie Crazy

We are definitely crazy for cookies at Baker Babes Bakery. They are always a wonderful treat whether savory or sweet. Our chocolate chip cookies are our best sellers, but Phyllis and I agree we have taken the hermit cookie to a sensational new level. Here is a "Master Cookie Recipe" that my mother always had on hand. The dough will keep in the fridge for four weeks in a tightly covered container and can be used to make many variety of cookies. To see some pictures of our cookies visit our web site

Master Cookie Recipe

2 cups butter

2 cups sugar

1 cup brown sugar

4 large eggs

6 1/2 cups flour

1 tblsp. cream of tartar

2 tsp. baking soda

1/4 cup whole milk

Cream the butter and sugars together until creamy and fluffy. Stir in eggs one at a time.

Sift the dry ingredients together. Add to the creamed mixture in two parts alternating with the milk. Mix thoroughly.

Bake as needed on a greased baking sheet in a 375 degree oven for 10 to 15 minutes. Makes about 8 cups of dough.

Here are some cookie variations to try, but don't be afraid to create some of your own!

Chocolate Cookies

knead 1 tblsp. cocoa and 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips into 1 cup cookie dough. Shape into 24 round balls and bake.

Ginger Cookies

Stir 1 tblsp. dark molasses and 1/4 tsp. ginger into 1 cup cookie dough. Shape into 24 round balls and bake.

Coconut Cookies

Knead 1 cup flaked coconut and 1/4 tsp. almond extract into 1 cup cookie dough. Shape into 24 round balls and then press flat on greased cookie sheet. Bake.


Cookin' Canuck said...

What a great idea! I love all of the variations.

TheChocolatePriestess said...

If it wasn't so hot and humid here, I'd make some cookies. I was hoping it might cool off because we have new neighbors moving in this week or next and I wanted to welcome them. I thought cookie might be a good way.

Anonymous said...

Love it! What a time saver. I have a large cookie tray order coming up and this might just fill in the gaps. Great!

Anonymous said...

Wow, incredibly useful!

Miranda said...

Hey guys....
I love cookies!!! This looks great...The girls would love them.
Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Love the idea of a "master cookie recipe." I currently have in my freezer almond butter dough because the way I make it is with sliced almonds and chocolate chunks, but my father likes the cookies with only chocolate and a friend requested them with only almonds...oh, the things we do for the ones we love!

How important is the milk in your dough? Can it be left out or can something non-dairy be substituted?

bakingdivas said...

Never tried it with a dairy substitute. Give it a try and let us know!

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thanks for the tasty recipe.