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4 Cookies with 1 Dough

COOK TIME
25 mins
PREP TIME
20 mins
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COOK TIME
25 mins
PREP TIME
20 mins
RATE THIS RECIPE
(7)

Ingredients

Base Dough
  • 1 cup melted butter
  • cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookies
  • 1/4 recipe base dough
  • 1/8 cup white chocolate
  • 1/8 cup milk chocolate
  • 1/8 cup dark chocolate
  • Spicy Hot Cocoa Cookies
  • 1/4 recipe base dough
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • White Chocolate-Orange-Cranberry Cookies
  • 1/4 recipe base dough
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons white chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • M&M's Explosion Cookies
  • 1/4 recipe base dough
  • 1/3 cup M&M's
  • Chef notes

    I love this recipe because you can get so many flavors and cookies out of one dough. You can really customize the cookies to your tastes and make them whatever you want them to be! This recipe is an easy way to satisfy a lot of different preferences without having to bake 4 separate batches of cookies.

    Swap option: You can add other ingredients to your dough to make your cookies what you want. Try something salty like chopped pretzels or potato chips or lean into the holiday with a little cocoa powder and peppermint extract!

    Preparation

    For the base dough:

    Preheat oven to 350°F.

    Beat butter and sugars together in a medium bowl until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat into the mix until incorporated. Add the dry ingredients and stir into wet mixture by hand until dough forms.

    Separate the dough evenly into 4 different bowls to create the 4 different flavors.

    For the Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookies:

    Add chocolate chunks to dough and fold in.

    Dump dough ball onto pan and shape into a square 1/4 the size of the pan.

    For the Spicy Hot Cocoa Cookies:

    Add cocoa, cayenne pepper, cinnamon and dark chocolate chips to dough and fold in.

    Dump dough ball onto pan and shape into a square 1/4 the size of the pan.

    For the White Chocolate-Orange-Cranberry Cookies:

    Add cranberry, orange extract and white chocolate to dough and fold in.

    Dump dough ball onto pan and shape into a square 1/4 the size of the pan.

    For the M&M's Explosion Cookies:

    Add M&M's to dough and fold in.

    Dump dough ball onto pan and shape into a square 1/4 the size of the pan.

    To bake:

    When the baking sheet is full, put it in the oven for 22-25 minutes, until the top is golden brown.

    Take the pan out of the oven and place on a cooling rack. Let the cookies cool completely before cutting.

    Use a sharp knife or bench scraper to cut the cookies into bars, then serve!