classic cookie dough

Classic Cookie Dough Recipe

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sylvia bourque


This is a wonderful versatile recipe that is great for decorating with the kids and with just a few changes can make a whole new cookie experience.

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60 cookies
5 Min
40 Min


2 stick
unsalted butter sticks, room temperature.
1 c
1 Tbsp
pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp
egg, room temperature
2 1/2 c
all purpose flour

How to Make classic cookie dough


  • 1Using an electric mixer, cream together butter, sugar, vanilla and salt until smooth, about 3 mins. Scrape down sides of bowl, add egg and mix well. Scrape down sides of bowl again, slowly add flour and mix until a soft dough forms. Dust hands with flour and, in bowl, knead dough by hand until smooth.
  • 2Refrigerate, about 20 mins. Dust a piece of parchment paper with flour, place dough in centre, dust top of dough with flour and cover with another sheet of parchment paper. Roll dough to about a 1/4" thickness. Remove top sheet of parchment.
  • 3Cut into 1x2" bars or use cookie cutters to cut into other fun shapes, then place on prepared cookie sheet, spaced about 1" apart. (You can use the parchment paper for this).
  • 4Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake on middle rack until set, 10-12 mins. Let cool completely before decorating.

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About classic cookie dough

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Asian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids