You are here: Home » Recipes » Basic Cookie Dough Basic Cookie Dough Recipe by Relish Yield 4 cups This cookie dough can be turned into three different cookies. PrintEmail Ingredients 3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour1/2 teaspoon baking powder1 teaspoon salt1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature1 cup granulated sugar1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar2 -- eggs1 teaspoon vanilla Instructions Sift flour, baking powder and salt onto wax paper. Combine butter, sugar and brown sugar and beat with a mixer until well combined. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture and beat until evenly blended. Dough can be wrapped in plastic wrap and refrigerated up to 3 days. Makes about 4 cups dough. Use 2 cups Basic Cookie dough in Peanut Cookies, Lime Coconut Cookies and Nutella Sandwich Cookies.