5 dozen (depending on size and optional ingredients)
light brown sugar, packed firmly
margarine, softened to room temperature
all purpose flour
ADDITIONAL OPTIONAL INGREDIENTS
pumpkin, carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, cocoa
raisins, covered raisins, nuts, chocolate chips, white chips, peanut butter chips, butterscotch chips
prunes, coconut, m & m's,
check recipe directions for more ideas!
1Preheated 375 degree oven.
2Line baking pans with parchment paper.
3In large bowl:
Mix until creamy: the sugars, vanilla, eggs and margarine.
4Add all of the dry ingredients slowly until creamed together into a soft dough.
5Divide dough in half, or in thirds, or in fourths... depending on how many kinds of cookies you want to make!
6Add any combination of optional ingredients to each division of dough batches. 1 - 2 cups of optional ingredients per division of dough batches.
Craisins (any flavor)
butterscotch chips or peanut butter chips
chocolate chips (milk, dark, white)
7Chocolate covered raisins,
Dark Chocolate Candy Bar (cut or broken)
Almonds, Pecans, Walnuts, Peanuts etc. (slivered, diced or chopped)
8Yogurt covered raisins
Mini marshmallows (any flavor) (whole or chopped)
White Chocolate Chips
9Oatmeal, Rice Krispies
Peaches, Apple (chopped), Cinnamon, Cloves
Cooked Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Pumpkin or Squash (mashed and added to dough)
10Scoop well rounded spoonful of dough onto parchment lined or non greased baking sheets. Space about 3 inches apart.
11Bake at 375 degrees for 10 - 12 minutes. Cookie edges should be light golden brown.
Remove from oven. Add any desired toppings. Return to oven for 30 - 60 seconds.
Remove from oven. Put cookies on cooling rack. Add any additional sprinkles or toppings as desired. Cool completely.
12Do this process with each type of cookies you desire.If you want chocolate cookies: Add 2 TBS corn syrup and
1/4 to 1/3 cup cocoa powder to one of the batches. Then add any optional items like chips or candy pieces.