Saturday, August 11, 2012

Cookies for the freezer...

Few things are better than a warm cookie fresh from the oven.
Right?

When I make a batch of cookies I rarely bake all of the dough at that time. With just Doug and I living in the house that makes for an awful lot of cookies hanging around - many of them going stale before we could eat our way through all of them. Oh sure, I float some cookie dough Carrie's way, but some of it goes in the freezer for a later date.




I bake some and freeze some. Rather than freezing a package of cookie dough, I take the time to roll them out in cookie-sized balls. For these I flattened them slightly, then I froze them until they were hard enough to not stick together. Once hardened in the freezer, I put them in a plastic freezer bag. Then when the mood hits us for fresh-baked cookies, they are baked and enjoyed by my guy and me. :o)


Cookies frozen like this take no more time to bake than a thawed-out cookie dough ball would. I bake at the same temperature and for the same amount of time. Whenever I visit my mom and step-dad I always take the time to make some cookie dough, rolled in balls, and placed in their freezer. I love knowing that once in a while they can enjoy a fresh-baked cookie made by me.

My peanut butter cookie recipe can be found here.
xo

11 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

It's a great idea,Deb....and they look delicious.

Baring Blogfessions said...

Yummy! Great idea. I'll have to keep this in mind for when M gets a little older ;)

Irene said...

Will try your recipe they look delicious

Becky said...

Great idea! They look yummy too!

Sian said...

I'm going to suggest this plan to the baker of the house - I'm sure she would be delighted to give it a go.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Looks delicious! Here, between the kids and the neighbors it never seems to be a problem getting rid of the cookies!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Am I drummed out of the good housekeeper corp if I mention that I buy the Nestle "break and bake" cookie dough and bake the cookies a dozen at a time to get the same effect?
Rinda

Amy said...

Don't worry Rinda, at least you make them! We don't really eat biscuits here, but I am impressed with your will power to freeze the dough and not just eat it ... because really, it's pretty yummy!

Gail said...

What a great idea and boy do they look yummy.

Alison said...

Those look yummy!
Alison xx

Jimjams said...

That is so clever - I don't bake much because it's too tempting to eat the lot ... this way I could always have fresh baked cookies to go with visitors'coffee - you are ACE!!

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