recipe

Make a big batch of dry sugar cookie mix, then scoop some out and mix with your liquid ingredients to make a batch of cookies whenever you want!

safety
  • Uses the microwave
  • Uses the oven
difficulty
  • Beginner
time
  • 10 minutes for cookie mix; 35 minutes for cookies, plus cooling time
yield
  • Makes 4 batches of cookies
  • (12 cookies per batch)

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Prepare Ingredients

Cookie Mix

4 cups (20 ounces)
all-purpose flour
3 cups (21 ounces)
sugar
1 teaspoon
salt
4 teaspoons
vanilla powder
1 teaspoon
baking soda

To Make 1 Batch of Cookies

4 tablespoons
unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1
large egg
1½ cups (10 ounces)
Sugar Cookie Mix

Gather Baking Equipment

Cookie Mix

Extra-large bowl
Whisk
Fine-mesh strainer
Large airtight storage container

To Make 1 Batch of Cookies

Rimmed baking sheet
Parchment paper
Large bowl
Whisk
Rubber spatula
1-tablespoon measuring spoon
Ruler
Oven mitts
Cooling rack
1
 
4 cups (20 ounces)
all-purpose flour
3 cups (21 ounces)
sugar
1 teaspoon
salt
4 teaspoons
vanilla powder
1 teaspoon
baking soda

For the cookie mix: In extra-large bowl, combine flour, sugar, and salt. Whisk until well combined. Set fine-mesh strainer over bowl. Add vanilla powder and baking soda to fine-mesh strainer and tap side of strainer to sift mixture into bowl.

 
2
 

Whisk until very well combined, about 1 minute. Transfer cookie mix to large airtight storage container. (Cookie mix can be stored at room temperature for at least 2 months.)

 
3
 

To make one batch of cookies: Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 325 degrees. Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

 
4
 
4 tablespoons
unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1
large egg

In large bowl, whisk melted butter and egg until combined.

 
5
 
1½ cups (10 ounces)
Sugar Cookie Mix

Add 1½ cups Sugar Cookie Mix and use rubber spatula to stir and press mixture until soft dough forms and no dry mix is visible.

 
6
 

Use your hands to roll dough into 12 balls (about 1 heaping tablespoon each). Place dough balls on parchment‑lined baking sheet, leaving space between them.

 
7
 

Use your fingers to gently press and flatten each dough ball into 2-inch-wide circle.

 
8
 

Place baking sheet in oven. Bake until edges of cookies are just beginning to brown and centers are still soft, 14 to 16 minutes.

 
9
 

Use oven mitts to remove baking sheet from oven (ask an adult for help). Place baking sheet on cooling rack and let cookies cool completely on baking sheet, about 30 minutes. Serve.