Three-Way Cookie Dough

Learn how to stretch a Cookie dough three ways


Basic Cookie Recipe

1 Cup butter (8 ozs) – 226gm
1 Cup sugar
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla
2¾ C flour
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. baking powder


Cream butter and sugar in an electric mixer.  Alternatively, use a spatula to beat together.  Mix in egg and vanilla.  Sift together flour, salt and baking powder and stir into batter, mixing thoroughly.  The dough should come together in a ball.

Sugar Cookie


Roll out the dough into thin, flat disc.  Use cookie cutters to cut out a variety of shapes and bake on a baking sheet at 180 degrees Celcius for 10-13 minutes.  When cool, decorate with icing, sprinkles, etc.




Roll the dough into individual balls about 1.5 to 2 inches in diameter.  Place balls about 2 inches on a baking sheet then press down with your thumb to make a well in the middle.  Fill crater with your favourite jam or fruit preserve and bake at 180 degrees Celcius for 11-14 minutes.


Chocolate Bars


Stir in dried cranberries into the dough.  Press the entire ball onto a 9×13-inch pan.  Bake at 180 degrees Celcius for 15 minutes.  When the top is golden, remove from the oven and sprinkle chocolate chip cookies.  Wait a minute and spread chocolate into a smooth layer.  Cut into square and cool completely before serving.

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** A version of this article appeared in the magazine Qatar Happening**