How Do You Make Cookies From Scratch?


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Maureen Shaw Profile
Maureen Shaw answered
It all depends on what kind of cookies you want to bake, and most recipes require the basic flour, egg, sugar, baking powder, baking soda & vanilla extract, but the amounts vary. Think about what you want to bake and search online for recipes. Baking from scratch is SO much better than buying those tubes of dough!
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Anonymous answered
Depends on the cookie. Here's one for Chocolate Chip:

    * 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    * 1 teaspoon baking soda
    * 1 teaspoon salt
    * 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
    * 3/4 cup granulated sugar
    * 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
    * 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    * 2 large eggs
    * 2 cups (12-oz. Pkg.) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
    * 1 cup chopped nuts (Optional)

PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

PAN COOKIE VARIATION: Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan. Prepare dough as above. Spread into prepared pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack. Makes 4 dozen bars.

PREPARE dough as above. Divide in half; wrap in waxed paper. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm. Shape each half into 15-inch log; wrap in wax paper. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.* Preheat oven to 375° F. Cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices; place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Makes about 5 dozen cookies.

* May be stored in refrigerator for up to 1 week or in freezer for up to 8 weeks.

FOR HIGH ALTITUDE BAKING (5,200 feet): Increase flour to 2 1/2 cups. Add 2 teaspoons water with flour and reduce both granulated sugar and brown sugar to 2/3 cup each. Bake drop cookies for 8 to 10 minutes and pan cookie for 17 to 19 minutes.

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Ray ray Profile
Ray ray answered
You make dough some how and then you cut the cookies with the cookie cutter put the cookies in the oven and then decorate them

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