Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Works for Me Wednesday - Frozen Cookie Dough

Making cookies in my house is a bit of a challenge. It is a challenge to keep from eating too many cookies all of the time because we LOVE cookies. If there is cookie dough in the fridge, I'll eat it, and if there are baked cookies in the cupboard, hubs and I will both eat them. Especially me. I can't NOT eat cookies in my house. Too many cookies! I try to only bake cookies when hubs is craving them (or I would be eating them all the time), but even if I only make a batch of cookies when he is craving them, then I'm still going to eat a full batch of cookies. Freezing the cookies doesn't work because he loves fresh baked cookies. There lies my final problem - he loves FRESH baked cookies. So, I came up with a solution.

When I make cookie dough,



I make it like normal, except I make cookie dough balls and put them on a plastic plate (after baking a few immediately, of course) and put it in the freezer.

In a few hours, or the next day, I transfer all the cookie dough balls into a plastic ziplock bag and store them in the freezer.

Then, whenever hubs wants some fresh baked cookies, rather than feasting on cookie dough and cookies for days, I can just take a couple (really - just two or three - no extra) and bake them real quick. I've found that they really don't take any longer to bake (maybe just one minute or so... depending on your recipe) than fresh dough, since butter doesn't really freeze hard.

Yum.

9 comments:

Kelley said...

Such a great idea. I'll have to try that this weekend. Thanks!

green3 said...

See, that wouldn't work for me because I LOVE LOVE LOVE to eat frozen cookie dough. Raw eggs don't scare me....:)

momrn2 said...

What a great idea! I'm going to start doing this! Thanks for the tip!!

lrlwreath said...

What a great idea, I am going use.

Larae said...

Brilliant idea, and those cookies look delicious. Thanks for sharing =)

Loni said...

This is such a good idea! Thank you for sharing. I will start doing this with the next batch of cookies I make. That is if I have enough will power against the fabulousness of cookies and cookie dough!

Cheri said...

Oh my gosh - I don't know why I never thought of this - especially the 2 or 3 cookies part! Now maybe I'll actually let me husband and The Boy have fresh baked treats in the house!

Mom2fur said...

I do this! Each time I make cookies (which is rare, btw), I always try to put at least 2 dozen dough balls in the freezer for future use. It's so much better than buying those cookies from the dairy case!

Magi said...

Excellent idea. Thanks!