Best Cookie Base

(Thanks, Martha Stewart!)

(This is based on a recipe on p.58 of Martha Stewart’s Cookies book)

Yield: 3 dozen cookies


2 sticks butter

1 c brown sugar

1/2 c white sugar

2 tsp vanilla extract

2 eggs

2 1/4 c bread flour (or whatever flour you have on hand)

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

2 c STUFF (chocolate chips, nuts, oatmeal, raisins, craisins, whatever).


Cream butter and sugars. Add vanilla and eggs.

Mix dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients.

Stir in STUFF.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Roll batter into 1 inch balls.

Bake for 12 minutes.

Note: This dough does not turn golden brown.  If it gets golden brown, it will be excessively dry and not chewy when it cools. Don’t let this happen.

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