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Favorite Cookie Dough

This is the cookie dough that I use as a base for just about every single cookie recipe I make.

Favorite Cookie Dough


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour


  1. In a stand mixer, beat together the butter and the shortening. Add the brown sugar and granulated sugar, beat until creamy.
  2. Add the eggs, one at a time and mixing in between each addition.
  3. Add the sea salt and the vanilla. Mix well.
  4. Mix in the flour and baking soda until dough forms, but don't over mix.
  5. Add any mix ins (like chocolate chips, M&Ms, nuts, etc...)
  6. Scoop onto a parchment or silicon lined baking sheet by rounded tablespoons. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-14 minutes, until edges are golden and the middle is set.


  • For the best chocolate chip cookies, add a package of Guittard Milk Chocolate Chips.
  • To make peanut butter cookies, substitute peanut butter for the butter.
  • Add a 3.4 oz package of instant pudding mix to make pudding cookies.