Basic cookie dough

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
4 cups Flour; sifted all-purpose
½ teaspoon Salt
½ cup Butter; softened (or oleo)
1 cup Lgt brown sugar - packed
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 teaspoon Baking soda
1½ cup Vegetable shortening
1 cup Sugar; granulated
2 \N Eggs

1. Sift flour, baking soda and salt onto waxed paper. 2. Beat shortening, butter and sugars until well mixed. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture until soft dough forms. 3. Divide dough into 6 equal portions. Shape into rolls about 1½" in diameter. Wrap each in foil and freeze. OR, if you prefer, flavor the 6

different portions according to the notes that follow. 4. Slice frozen rolls about ¼" thick. Arrange cookies 2" apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

NOTES: Coconut cookies: Mix ½ cup flaked coconut into ⅙ of dough.

Pecan cookies: Mix ½ cup chopped nuts into ⅙ of dough.

Taken from: IT ALWAYS TURNS OUT THE SAME WAY COOKBOOK A Collection of Recipes from the Kitchen of Joyce & Clem Kohl Kook-Net: þ THE IMPROV BBS þ Kook-Net Hub þ (602)991-4849

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