Freezer Chocolate Chippers
3 c. plus 6 Tbsp. flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. butter
1 c. plus 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 c. plus 2 Tbsp. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
3 c. chocolate chips
1 1/2 c. nuts
Mix flour, soda and salt; then set aside. Beat butter,
vanilla and sugars until creamy; then beat in eggs. Gradually
add flour and mix well. Shape into rolls, wrap well in plastic wrap then foil and freeze.
Freeze up to 8 weeks. Slice as needed and bake at 375 degrees
for 8 to 10 minutes.
Variety Pack Cookies
4 1/3 c. sifted flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. vegetable shortening
1/2 c. butter or margarine softened
1 c. granulated sugar
1 c. firmly packed light brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
Beat shortening, butter and sugars until well mixed; beat in eggs
and vanilla. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt. Add flour mixture to egg
mixute and stir to combine until soft dough forms.
Divide dough into 6 equal portions; shape into rolls about
1 1/2 inches in diameter, wrap each in plastic wrap or foil and freeze.
Or, if you prefer, flavor the different portions as directed below.
To bake, slice solidly frozen rolls about 1/4-inch
thick; arrange cookies 2-inches apart on ungreased cookies
sheets and bake in 350 degrees oven for 10 minutes, until lightly
browned. Transfer at once to wire rack to cool.
Coconut Cookies: Mix 1/2 cup flaked or toasted coconut
into one sixth of master recipe dough. Shape and freeze.
Slice and bake as directed. Makes 30 cookies.
Nutty Cookies: Mix 1/2 cup coarsely chopped
pecans, walnuts or peanuts into one sixth of
master recipe dough. Shape and freeze.
Spicy Cookies: Mix 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground
cinnamon and 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg or mace or 2
teaspoons pumpkin pie spice into one sixth of the master recipe
dough. Shape and freeze.
Chocolate Cookies: Mix 1 square melted and
cooled unsweetened chocolate into one sixth of the master
recipe dough. If desired, add 1/2 cup coarsely chopped nuts.
Shape and freeze.
Cherry Cookies: Mix 1/4 c. finely chopped
candied cherries (both red and green are nice for Christmas)
in one sixth of the master dough.
Shape and freeze.
Butterscotch or Maple Cookies: Mix 1/2
teaspoon of butterscotch or maple flavoring into one sixth of
the master recipe dough. Shape and freeze.