Basic cookie dough (marathon)

Yield: 1 batch

Measure Ingredient
2 cups Butter/marg (4 sticks)
1 cup Packed light brown sugar
½ cup Granulated sugar
¼ cup Unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons Instant coffee powder
2 larges Eggs
2 teaspoons Vanilla extract
4½ cup Flour
½ teaspoon Vanilla extract




In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat all ingredients except flour until fluffy. With mixer on low speed, gradually beat in flour just until blended.

Vanilla dough: take half the dough out of mixer and divide that half in quarters. Roll one of the quarters into a ball, flatten slightly, wrap and refrigerate. Keep three of the quarters out to work with after preparing chocolate dough.

Chocolate dough: To dough left in mixer, mix in ¼ c unsweetened cocoa powder and ½ teas. vanilla extract. Divide chocolate dough in quarters.

Keep three pieces at room temperature, ready to shape.

Chocolate-coffee dough: to remaining choco. quarter, add 2 teas.

instant coffee powder and mix well. Flatten slightly, wrap and refrigerate.

Complete each batch of cookies as directed in these recipes: (categories=marathon) Jam thumbprints Apricot-pecan cookies Butter horns Oatmeal peanut-butter cookies White-chocolate-chuck cookies Chocolate peanut-butter Expresso crisps Hugs and kisses #1 of a set of nine to prepare a marathon of cookies from Woman's Day, November 22, 1994, typos by Charlotte Welch Submitted By CHARLOTTE WELCH On 10-30-94

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