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Bulk Cookie Mix

This "Basic Cookie Mix" is a cookie mix that makes bulk cookies. You make one big batch of the mix, and then you can make several varieties of cookies. In this modern age, you want cookies that are fast and easy to make. You can make this mix up ahead of time.

You can use this mix for holiday cookies or make a batch to make different types of "Cookie Mix in a Jar," which is very popular for gift giving during the holiday season.

Basic Cookie Mix

  • 9 cups all purpose flour (sifted)
  • 1/3 cup double acting baking powder
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 4 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 2 cups shortening that does not require refrigeration

Stir baking powder, salt, cream of tartar, and sugar into flour. Sift 3 times into a large mixing bowl. Cut into the flour with a pastry blender, two knives, or work in with fingertips until mix is the consistency of cornmeal.

Store in a covered container at room temperature if shortening does not need refrigeration. To measure mix, pile it lightly in cup and level off with a spatula. The mix will keep for six months without refrigeration.

Drop Cookies

  • 4 cups mix
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Mix until well blended. Drop by tablespoonful on a greased cookie sheet. Flatten slightly. Bake in a moderate oven, 375 for 10 to 12 minutes. Makes 4 dozen.

Other Variations Add:

(1) 1/2 cup chocolate chunks
(2) 1/2 cup chopped nuts, dates or raisins
(3) 1 tablespoon grated orange rind and 1/2 cup raisins or chopped dates.

Frosted Almond Cookie

Substitute almond extract for vanilla in "Drop Cookies" and bake as directed

Frosting: 2 cups of powdered sugar, 4 Tablespoons cocoa, 4 Tablespoons hot water, 1 teaspoon vanilla, Almond halves - blanched. Combine the sugar and cocoa. Add the water and vanilla. Put about a teaspoon on each cookie, with an almond half in the center.

Oatmeal Cookies

  • 4 cups mix
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup quick rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts

Mix first 5 ingredients until well blended. Add raisins and nuts. Drop by tablespoons on a greased cookie sheet. Bake in moderate oven at 375, 10 to 12 minutes. Makes 4 dozen.

Chocolate Drop Cookies

  • 4 cups mix
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts - optional

Mix all except nuts until well blended. Add nuts. Drop by tablespoonful on a greased cookie sheet. Bake in a moderate oven at 375 for 10 to 12 minutes. Makes 4 dozen.

Chocolate Peppermint Cookie

Bake "Chocolate Drop Cookie." Frost with almond frosting but substitute peppermint flavoring for vanilla. Put small peppermint in place of almond half.

Party Cookies - Makes 100 cookies

  • 1/2 cup shortening, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 cups applesauce
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 2 teaspoons ground Nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups nuts
  • 1 12 oz pkg chocolate chips

Cream first 5 ingredients thoroughly. Stir together all dry ingredients. Add to creamed mixture. Add remaining ingredients and mix. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet. Bake at 375 for 12 to 15 minutes.
Recipe from 1974

Mrs. Fields Cookies

Recipe may be halved:
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. soda
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 5 cups (blended) oatmeal
  • 2 cups butter
  • 24 oz. chocolate chips
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 8 oz. Hershey Bar (grated)
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 3 cups chopped nuts (any kind)
  • 2 tsp. vanilla

To blend oatmeal, measure oatmeal and blend in a blender to a fine powder. Cream the butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla; mix together with flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder, and soda. Add chocolate chips, Hershey Bar and nuts. Roll into balls and place two inches apart on a cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees. Makes 112 cookies. Enjoy!

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