This is the blank canvas from which allother drop cookies are created. Try different extracts, decoratethem any which way, or mix in some nuts — you are limited onlyby your imagination.
Recipe: Basic Drop Cookies
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup butter and margarine, softened
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour – divided use
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar (or use 3/4 cup granulated sugar,3/4 cup light brown sugar)
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extractOptional Additions: Chocolate chips, toffeebits, nuts, raisins, dried cherries, dried cranberries, etc.
Makes 36 cookies.
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