My daughter got an Easy Bake Oven for Christmas a couple of years ago. She used up the mixes that came with it right away, but was still excited to play with it. But for roughly $2 a cookie, I wasn’t willing to buy more mixes. I found a few recipes for easy bake oven online, but they were unreliable, especially the one that melted to the pan like glass and had to be soaked and scrubbed out over the next three days.
Over the next year or so I tweaked and tested different recipes for Easy Bake Oven. This one is easy, reliable, and delicious. The basic dough can be made in four different flavors, and there are many different add-ins and toppings available. This will be the last recipe for easy bake oven dough you will ever need!
In a bowl, combine:
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine
¾ cup white sugar
¾ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Beat together thoroughly. Then add:
And beat into dough. It may separate a little. This is not a problem. Add:
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
Mix until combined.
This makes a lot of dough, but it keeps in the refrigerator for up to 5 days and freezes well. To
freeze, scoop into balls on a cookie sheet. The balls should be slightly larger than regular cookies, about two tablespoons. Freeze the balls, then transfer them to a freezer bag. When you plug in your easy bake oven, pull out as many cookie dough balls as you need, and let them thaw while the Easy Bake Oven heats up. If a cookie pan won’t fit in your freezer, press the dough into ice cube trays that you have sprayed with nonstick spray, then transfer to a bag when frozen. You may need to use two cubes for each cookie.
When you’re ready to bake, spray the Easy Bake Oven pans with nonstick spray, then press the dough to fill it evenly about half full. Bake for ten minutes. These cookies can also be baked in a 375 degree oven for 8-10 minutes for regular size, 10-13 for the larger Easy Bake Oven size.
If desired, you can easily vary the dough:
For chocolate cookie dough, use 2 cups of flour and ½ cup of baking cocoa
For spice cookie dough, add 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, and ¼ teaspoon cloves with the flour.
For peanut butter cookie dough, use ½ cup butter and ½ cup peanut butter. Natural peanut butter does not work well for this recipe. Jif seems to be the most reliable.
There are many add-ins that work well with this dough. They can be stirred in before the dough is froz
en, or they can be kneaded in just before the cookie is baked. Basic dough with chocolate chips is a classic combination, but try the chocolate dough with peanut butter chips or chopped nuts. Raisins or dried apples go well in the spice dough. How about peanut butter dough with M&Ms? You can also sprinkle plain dough with cinnamon and sugar or colored sanding sugar just before baking. You don’t need to limit your cookies to children’s tastes either. Chocolate dough with dried cherries and coconut, anyone?
Easy Bake replacement packets are expensive, and recipes for one or two cookies are time-consuming and tricky. Mix up a batch of this recipe for easy bake oven, and your child can use the Easy Bake Oven any time without fuss or mess. Enjoy!
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