Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Works for Me Wednesday

What works for me:
Frozen Cookie Dough

This summer, when school was out and I had time on my hands (GOSH.... it is hard to remember what that is like...), I decided to make some cookie dough. A lot of it. Peanut butter, chocolate chip, ginger oatmeal (a new recipe I tried... and luckily it was a hit!). Of course, you can't get away with making cookie dough and not cookies, so I baked some cookies too, but I froze a large amount of dough. I rolled it into logs, and wrapped it in plastic wrap. Then I put it in a freezer bag and labeled it according to the type of cookie dough (along with baking instructions... because sometimes I forget. And you can guess at baking temps & times, but sometimes that can be problematic).

So this week, as I am needing treats for friends, I can pull out my HOMEMADE frozen cookie dough and bake off a fresh batch, wrap it in a cute box, and say "Merry Christmas!" With a big smile. Because one day, this summer, I was smart.


Anonymous said...

...wishing I'd had your forethought. Baking day for me tomorrow, because I need the cookies--that's right--tomorrow.


God bless you and your family for serving our country!

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

That's great! I wish someone would give me cookie and cookie dough for Christmas! :) I'm sure everyone is thrilled with this gift! Merry Christmas!

Corrie at "Cents"able Momma said...

Great idea! I've thought about making dough and putting it in the fridge, but it would keep much longer in the freezer.