Monday, August 15, 2011
DIY Groceries-Cookie Mix
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Now that school has started in many parts of the country, a handy thing to have in the kitchen is a homemade cookie mix. Although I have a number of cookie mix recipes in my collection, the mix I like he best was put out a number of years ago by Domino Sugar. It uses butter or margarine. I use butter. Of course this does mean that the mix must be kept in the refrigerator or freezer.
There are 14 different recipes that were developed for the mix. There are even more with some variations and if other chips are used in the chocolate chip recipe. I have developed additional cookie recipes over the years. That is way too many recipes to try to put into one post, so I am posting the main mix, two of Dominos recipes and one of mine. The mix recipe with all the recipes is available at Kitchen Link. I will post additional recipes I have developed from time to time.
Domino Sugar 1001 Cookie Mix
5 c. all-purpose flour (I use 3 c. unbleached,all-purpose flour and 2 c. whole wheat pastry flour)
3 3/4 c. Domino Granulated Sugar
2 T. baking powder
2 t. salt
1 1/2 c. plus 2 T. butter or margarine, softened
Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Store covered in airtight container in refrigerator or freezer. Makes 10 cups. This amount will fit in a gallon zip-top freezer bag. Best brought to room temperature before using. Stir mix and spoon lightly into measuring cup, do not press down.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 c. 1001 Cookie Mix
1/2 c. firmly packed Domino Light Brown Sugar
1 t. vanilla
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 c. chopped nuts
In large bowl, mix together cookie mix, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Drop by rounded teaspoons about 2-inches apart on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees 12-15 min until lightly browned. Cool on wire rack. Makes about 36 cookies.
Variations: Use any flavor chip of choice with any nut of choice.
Peanut Butter Cookies
3 c. 1001 Cookie Mix
3/4 c. peanut, smooth or crunchy
Mix all ingredient together in a large bowl. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2-inches apart on greased cookie sheet. Flatten in crisscross pattern with fork dipped in flour. Bake at 375 degrees 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool slightly, remove from cookie sheet and cook on wire rack. Makes about 48 cookies.
Dream Bars (my recipe)
2 c. 1001 Cookie Mix
1/3 c. brown sugar
1 c. brown sugar, firmly packed
1 t. vanilla
1/2 t. salt
2 T. flour
1/2 t. baking powder
1 1/3 c. flaked coconut
1 c. chopped pecans, toasted
Combine cookie mix and brown sugar, mixing together well. Press into foil-lined 9x13-inch baking pan. Bake at 325 degrees about 15 minutes. Do not brown. Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Mix together eggs, brown sugar, vanilla, salt, flour, and baking powder, blending well. Stir in coconut and pecans. Mix well. Dump mixture into center of prepared crust. Gently spread from center out to edges of pan. Bake at 325 degrees 15 5o 20 minutes or until golden brown. Set pan on rack to cool. Cut into bars while slightly warm. Makes 3 dozen
Chocolate Dream Bars: Reduce coconut to 3/4 c. and add 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips.
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