Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Basic Cookie Dough

This one dough can be made into six different cookies, Cinnamon-Sugar Roll Cookies, Mexican Chipotle-Chocolate Bites, PB and J Bars, Catchall Bars, Chocolate-Hazelnut Thumbprints, and Espresso Tarts--enough variety to amuse any palate.  Just think around holiday time, if you made one of every batch, how much time you would save and still be able to wow everyone with your wondrous assortment.  Check back, I'll be making and posting the recipes for these cookies, beginning with the Cinnamon-Sugar Roll Cookies.

1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup shortening
2 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 egg
2 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1. In a large bowl, combine butter, shortening, and cream cheese.  Beat with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.  Add brown sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.  Beat until combined, scraping bowl occasionally.  Beat in egg and vanilla until combined.  beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer.  Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour.  Makes about 2 1/4 cups dough. Use in desired recipe listed above.

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