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Old 11-14-2007, 10:20 PM   #1
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Question Need help on making bulk cookies - need easy recipe

Hello,

I'm planning to make a large quantity of cookies, about 100. I'm looking for an easy recipe suitable for beginners to make a basic cookie. The batter should be compatible with a cookie press.





Can someone help me out? My last two tries at choco chip cookies didn't go well. The cookies I'm planning to make now would be basic cookies with some sweetness, but nothing fancy.

Thanks.

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Old 11-14-2007, 10:58 PM   #2
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A sugar cookie recipe would work best for your cookie press. There are lots to chose from if you Google it.
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Old 11-14-2007, 11:36 PM   #3
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Sorry, in no regards to mass production of cookies,

but YUM @ your name :)
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Old 11-15-2007, 03:09 AM   #4
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What about refrigerator biscuits? They are pretty simple from memory and the recipe would multiply out as well.

I got sent an email last night for Cookie Recipes - which might help you. There were just too many for me to check out, esp as I don't make biscuits, so I can't help you as to the difficulty factor, but it should just be a case of multiplying out the recipe to make the quantity desired. Awfully long time since I have used a cookie press but don't you just need to make sure the dough is firm enough to hold its shape, and not as firm as a pastry biscuit.

Just had a look at that link, and Melting shortbread should fit the bill for you. Double the quantity and don't add the extra flour. Think we used to add a touch of custard powder to the mix when we did them as kids.
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If you don't have to use the press - what about slice and bake or premade dough in the refrigerated section of the store? If you have a mini tart pan you can put a piece of dough in there and set a chocolate kiss inside - it looks nice and is easy. Just an idea.
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Old 11-17-2007, 03:07 PM   #6
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Rom,

No biscuits or slice/bake. I'm looking to make the cookies from scratch.

What do you guys think of the following recipe?


  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks) at room temperature
  • half cup sugar
  • half teaspoon teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, beat together butter, sugar, and salt using a wooden spoon until mixture is smooth. Add in eggs and beat until blended. Stir in flour until smooth dough is formed.

Use a cookie press to place the dough onto buttered baking pan or on parchment-paper-lined pan and bake for about 15 minutes. Bottom and edges of cookies should become light brown. Remove cookies from baking pan and allow to cool.


It seems simple, but I don't know if it will really work well.
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Oh, by the way, suppose one was using the above recipe or something similar. Can food coloring be added to the mixture at the same time as the flour? That way one could make colored cookies. I don't normally see colored cookies...
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Old 11-17-2007, 03:16 PM   #8
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The recipe I have been using for years is a Betty Crocker one, gulab. Go to this link for the recipe for wonderful "spritz" cookies. One recipe makes 72 cookies, so to get the number you want, you would only have to make 2 batches. Yes, you can add food color to tint the dough.
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Old 11-17-2007, 05:13 PM   #9
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Rom,

No biscuits or slice/bake. I'm looking to make the cookies from scratch.

What do you guys think of the following recipe?

  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks) at room temperature
  • half cup sugar
  • half teaspoon teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, beat together butter, sugar, and salt using a wooden spoon until mixture is smooth. Add in eggs and beat until blended. Stir in flour until smooth dough is formed.

Use a cookie press to place the dough onto buttered baking pan or on parchment-paper-lined pan and bake for about 15 minutes. Bottom and edges of cookies should become light brown. Remove cookies from baking pan and allow to cool.


It seems simple, but I don't know if it will really work well.
Don't see why your recipe shouldn't work. It's just a basic biscuit recipe. Don't forget you can add flavourings as well as colours.
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