Basic Cookie Dough Mix

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This basic cookie dough mix is the starting point for so many delicious cookie recipes. It is so easy to make and you probably have everything you need in your pantry right now! 

A large plastic container of basic cookie dough mix on a blue background

I got this recipe from a cookbook that belonged to my grandma called “Make-A-Mix Cookery”. It has a recipe for pretty much any dry mix you can think of – cakes, cookies, breads, sauces, you name it! We’ve recently tried a few of them, and we couldn’t wait to share them. Making your own mix is so convenient and it saves you money. I love having this mix in my pantry. You can tailor it to almost any cookie recipe and use whatever mix-ins you have on hand.

A cookbook called Make A Mix Cookery on a cutting board.

I Made the Mix…Now What?

Once you’ve made the mix and you’re ready to make some cookies, here is the basic recipe:

  • 3 cups Basic Cookie Dough Mix
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ cups of any mix-in (If you are doing multiple mix-ins, the total should add up to 1 ½ cups. For example, ½ cup nuts, 1 cup chocolate chips)

Combine Basic Cookie Dough Mix, milk, vanilla, and egg. Stir in your mix-in. Bake at 375 for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown.

Basic Cookie Dough Mix inside of a plastic container on a blue background.

Mix-In Ideas

  • Chocolate Chips
  • Butterscotch Chips
  • Pecans
  • M&Ms
  • White Chocolate Chips
  • Craisins
  • Coconut Flakes
  • Freeze Dried Raspberries
  • Cadbury Mini Eggs
  • Macadamia Nuts
  • Mini M&Ms
  • Reese’s Pieces
  • Dried Cherries

Have more mix-in ideas for this Basic Cookie Mix? Let us know in the comments below!

Of course I love a classic chocolate chip cookie, but we decided to try a new recipe from the Make-A-Mix cookbook. We used the basic mix to make Banana Coconut Delights. They were AMAZING! Essentially, they are banana bread as a cookie. Not going to lie, we are probably going to be eating these for breakfast for the next few days. We will include this recipe below. I hope you try them!

Banana Coconut Delight cookies on a plate, surrounded by pecans and bananas on a blue background.

This Basic Cookie Dough Mix will last in your pantry for 10-12 weeks. Make sure to store it in an air-tight container and in a cool, dry place. No need to refrigerate! If you make up the cookie dough, you can freeze the dough for up to three months. Basically, you can be minutes away from cookies at all times – isn’t that the goal??

Basic Cookie Dough Mix

5 from 4 votes
This basic cookie dough mix is the starting point for so many delicious cookie recipes. It is so easy to make and you probably have everything you need in your pantry right now! 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course cookies
Cuisine American
Servings 128 cookies

Ingredients

For Basic Cookie Dough Mix

For Chocolate Chip Cookies

For Peanut Butter Cookies

  • 3 cups Basic Cookie Mix
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter

For Banana Coconut Delights

Instructions

Basic Cookie Mix

  • Combine flour, sugar, brown sugar, salt, and baking soda. Stir until well-mixed.
  • Using a pastry cutter, a fork, or your hands, add in shortening until well-combined and crumbly.

For Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Combine Basic Cookie Mix, milk, vanilla, and egg. Stir until well-combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Bake on a greased baking sheet at 375 for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown.

For Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Combine Basic Cookie Mix, brown sugar, vanilla, eggs, and peanut butter. Stir until well-combined.
  • Bake on a greased baking sheet at 375 for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.

For Banana Coconut Delights

  • Combine Basic Cookie Mix, coconut, banana, vanilla, and egg. Stir until well-combined. Fold in pecans and oats.
  • Bake on a greased baking sheet at 375 for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cookieCalories: 99kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 87mgPotassium: 13mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gCalcium: 4mgIron: 1mg

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Kelsey Crist

Kelsey lives in Washington with her husband, Alex, and two cats, Diana and Nova. Her happy place is in the kitchen listening to an audiobook and trying new recipes. When she's not in the kitchen you can find her hiking, shopping at Trader Joe's, or playing Animal Crossing. Her favorite food is pasta and Alex loves when she makes Homemade Oreos.

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  1. 5 stars
    Well this is handy to have in my pantry. I’ve been looking for a basic cookie mix. My son bought some mixes at the dollar store with his buddies (eye roll…) and I said to him…”WE can do better than that!” So glad to have found this recipe. He has baked two batches of chocolate chip cookies with EASE. Love anything that gets a teen to cook and bake!! Thanks for this easy and great recipe.

  2. 1/ Wouldn’t the mix keep longer without the oil?
    2/ Why the extra brown sugar? Making candy?
    3/ I would leave out the oil & use that amount of soft peanut butter instead.
    Vicky

  3. 5 stars
    This cookie dough mix is so handy to have on hand! I put a little care package together with a couple of different add-in options (chocolate chips in some, coconut and macadamia nuts in another) for my neighbors adding your instructions. They love it!