Any-Way-You-Want Cookies

  • 2 1/4 c. flour (I like to use a 50/50 mix of all-purpose and whole wheat flour)
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 c. margarine, softened
  • 3/4 c. granuated sugar
  • 3/4 c. packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 c. any of the following additions (you can mix in two of the following by adding one cup of each):
    • semi-sweet chocolate chips or chunks
    • white chocolate chips or chunks
    • toffee bits
    • butterscotch chips
    • dried cranberries
    • raisins
  • 1 c. chopped nuts (choose your favorite variety)

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Combine the flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Beat the margarine, sugars and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Add the eggs -- one at a time -- beating well after each addition. Slowly beat in the flour mixture. Stir in your choice of additions and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for 9-11 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown. Cool on a baking sheet for 2-3 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an air tight container.

  • Yields: 5 dozen cookies
  • Preparation Time: 40-50 minutes
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