Penny's StoryFrom my neighbor - each year we trade plates of Holiday cookies - she gave me this basic recipe for a basic cookie mix and five recipes that use the mix probably a good 15 years ago. It's a real time saver! You can even make it up and use it year round if you have a houseful of cookie hounds.
I think she got the recipe in one of those little holiday cookie cookbooks by Pillsbury you find at the grocery store check out during the holidays.
all purpose flour
3 1/2 c
1In a 4 quart bowl or container, combine 1/2 each of the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
2With a fork or pastry blender, cut half the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
3Repeat the first two steps with the remaining ingredients. Transfer the mix to a tightly covered container. Store in the freezer or refrigerator for up to 4 weeks.
4When you are ready to make cookies, remove the amount you need and let it come to room temperature before adding the other ingredients to make the recipes.
5Recipes for the Fast and Festive Cookie Mix:
Cherry Macaroon Kisses
Holiday Confetti Cut Outs
Caramel Pecan Bars
Chocolate Dipped Orange Supremes
Pumpkin Raisin Drops