Throw away your cookie cookbook! Start with this one perfect base cookie dough recipe and then add in whatever flavors you and yours love.
In our quest to de-clutter our lives, let’s extend that to our recipes! We’re not suggesting that family and heritage recipes be tossed. Those are likely some of your best. But when it comes to something like cookies, that can have a million variations, let’s try to simplify.
We adore Gemma at Gemma’s Bigger Bolder Baking. She really understands that we all need reliable, no-fuss recipes that are go-to and always delicious. Check out her easy-to-follow tutorial on the perfect base cookie dough, or “Crazy Dough”. Start with this, and with the help of some add-ins, you can create any of your favorite cookie varieties.
WATCH: Gemma shares the best base cookie dough recipe that turns into whatever flavor you favor!
Here is the recipe for the base dough:
“Crazy Cookie Dough”
- 1 cup (8oz/240g) butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
- 1¼ cup (10oz/300g) brown sugar
- ¾ cup (6oz/180g) white sugar
- 2½ cups (12½oz/375g) all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Now choose your add-in ingredients:
- Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie
- 1 generous tablespoon dark chocolate, rough chopped
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie
- 2 heaped teaspoons rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon raisin
Double Chocolate Cookie
- 2 heaped teaspoons cocoa powder
- 1 heaped teaspoon chocolate, chopped
Peanut Butter Cookie
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon peanuts, chopped
Chocolate Hazelnut Cookie
- 1 tablespoon Nutella or chocolate spread
- 1 tablespoons toasted hazelnuts, chopped
- 1 generously marshmallows
- 1 tablespoon graham crackers, crushed
- 1 tablespoon chocolate, chopped
Salted Caramel Cookie
- Pinch flaky sea salt
- 4 caramel candies, rough chopped
Birthday Cake Cookie
- 2 heaped teaspoons sprinkles
- 2 heaped teaspoons white chocolate chips
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