A good cookie dough recipe is made up of self-rising flour, sugar, butter, vanilla and eggs. Many cookie recipes can be created from these ingredients. The addition of chocolate chips and vanilla or peanut butter creates two of the most popular cookie recipes. .
A good cookie recipe starts with 1 cup or 2 sticks of softened butter. The cook adds 2 eggs that have been brought to room temperature and blends them with 1 teaspoon of vanilla, 3/4 cup of white sugar and 3/4 cup of brown sugar. The cook combines the mixture with 2 1/4 cups of self-rising flour.
To make chocolate chip cookies, the cook adds in a 12-ounce package of chocolate chips. To make peanut butter cookies, he decreases the amount of butter by half and adds in 1 cup of peanut butter. Pumpkin spice cookies can be made by adding 1/2 cup of pureed pumpkin and 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice to the batter.
Cookies are baked in an oven heated to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. The baking time varies slightly based on personal preference as well as the particular recipe, but 10 minutes is typical. The cook removes the cookies from the oven once the edges are golden brown. He then allows them to cool on the cookie sheet before placing them into a storage container.