Homemade Holiday Cookie Mix

Cookie Mix

Welcome to day #1 of the Faithful Foodie holiday baking marathon!! We’re all rushed during the holidays, aren’t we? Soooooo I’m beginning this eight day marathon with a baking mix that can be used as a base to make seven different kinds of cookies!! I will share one recipe each day over the next seven days. I’ll close out the last two days with recipes for my favorite cheesecake and famous poppyseed coffeecake. The cookie mix is adapted from a recipe that I found in the November 17 Pillsbury Thanksgiving cookbook that is sold at the grocery store.

Over the next seven days I’ll share a few recipes that I liked from the cookbook as well as some that I developed. Hopefully, there will be some that match your taste in cookies so enjoy!!! To begin with here is the basic cookie mix. If you decide to do a baking marathon and make several varieties one after the other be sure to refrigerate the mix inbetween batches so the butter in the mix stays chilled, otherwise the cookies will spread when they bake.

This mix can also be measured out and placed in a decorative jar with a cookie recipe attached and placed in a gift bag with the other add-ins and given as a gift for someone you know who is particularly rushed over the holidays.

The following cookies can be made with this mix:
Pecan Cookie Bars
Chocolate Orange Delights
Tropical Snowball Cookies

Molasses Cookies
Jan Hagels
Frosted Chocolate Drops
PB&J Cookie Bites

8 C. flour
4 C. sugar
4 t. baking powder
2 t. salt
2 2/3 C. butter, chilled

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a very large bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until the mixture resembles course meal. If not using within a week, store in an airtight container in freezer up to six months.

Alternative Mixing Method
Mix all the dry ingredients in a very large bowl. If you have a large food processor cube 1/2 of butter and place in food processor bowl. Put half of the dry ingredients mixture in and pulse until mixture resembles course meal. When both batches have been done mix together in large bowl. For a small food processor follow the same procedure but divide the ingredients in thirds and do in three batches.

Finished Baking Mix

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  3. Leah says:

    Hmm…I might have to try this cookie recipe. I love to bake but now with Gray-it might not work out as well. Thanks Sue!

    • faithfulfoodie says:

      Once you make the basic mix, it only takes about 45 minutes to make each kind of cookie. You can freeze the mix and use it in January if you want to. It’s really convenient!

    • faithfulfoodie says:

      Hi Leah! Just want to let you know that the mix recipe can be cut in half if you only want to make a few of the cookies. The mix also freezes well for later use!

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  8. Beth says:

    What to bake what to bake!!!

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