Recipes For Cookies

What are basic recipes that can be used but then adding some ingredients changes them?

Is there a recipe for cookies that tells how much flour, sugar, etc. but then if you add vanilla it makes one cookie or if you add chocolate & oats it makes another cookie?

or this can be any basic recipe I was just wondering about how often this is actually done & in what ways.

You can change up any cookie recipe by changing the extract. In place of vanilla extract use coconut, rum, lemon, orange or almond extract etc. Start with 1/2 teaspoon as some these extracts are stronger than vanilla extract. Drop cookies are the easiest cookies to prepare and you can add raisins, dried cranberries, chopped nuts or chocolate chips to them in addition to changing the extract.

Here is one basic drop cookie recipe and some additions that will give you a variety of different cookies.

1 c. butter
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
3 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt

Cream butter, add sugars and mix well. Add eggs and vanilla. Add flour, sifted with salt and baking soda, a little at a time. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.

Chocolate Chips: add 1 package chips and 1 cup nuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheet.

Oatmeal Raisin: Add 1/2 tsp. cinnamon and 1/4 tsp. nutmeg to dough and mix well. Blend in 1 to 1 1/2 cups oatmeal and 1 cup raisins, if desired. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheet.

Decorated: Press teaspoonful of dough with glass covered with damp cloth, and sprinkle with any candy decorations and bake. Icing may be spread on plain cookie after cooling.

Peanut Butter: Add 1 cup crunchy peanut butter to dough and blend well. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheet, press with bottom of glass covered with a damp cloth. Mark flattened cookie with tines of fork and bake.

Pecan: Add 1 cup broken nuts to dough.


Chocolate Chip Cookies – RECIPE

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