Basic Cookie Mix

Course : Cookies
Serves: 11 cups
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5 cups all-purpose flour -- unsifted
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar -- packed
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 tablespoon salt
1 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter

Preparation / Directions:

Combine flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. (You can use an electric mixer on slow speed for mixing.) Add shortening and butter; cut in with pastry blender or hands until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator. NOTE: After refrigeration, measure amount of mix needed; bring to room temperature for easier blending.

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