Cookies Anytime!

6 Oct

Here is a little trick I love for fresh, homemade cookies whenever I want them.  Even better, for just 2 cookies at a time. Then you don’t have lots of cookies around, tempting you to eat more than you should.  Most cookie dough can be easily frozen in logs, sliced and baked from frozen. 

You need:  parchment paper, plastic wrap, tape and marker, PLUS cookie dough of your choice.

Make a batch of your favorite cookie dough.  Oatmeal, peanut butter, and chocolate chip cookies work really well.  Spread out a sheet of parchment paper about the size of a cookie sheet.  Spoon the dough onto one edge of the long side of the parchment paper in a rough log shape.  Roll from the dough to the other side of the paper, smoothing the log into a roll as you go.  Wrap in plastic wrap.  Repeat until all dough is used.

Label it and freeze it.

When ready to use, slice the frozen dough into cookies and bake at the normal temperature.  Bake from frozen so the chemical leavening doesn’t have time to react at room temperature.  The cookies will take an extra few minutes to bake vs. usual.

So now you can prep ahead for the holidays, for your turn to be snack mom, for whenever. My nephews love to get their favorite cookie doughs, wrapped and prepped for the freezer. They can have some homemade cookies any time they want!

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