This little "how to" is a quick and easy idea that you are going to love. Some of you may yawn and say "I've been doing that for years…no big deal" but for others of us who haven't been doing that for years, it is a wonderful idea. Last year, my son Eddie and I bought cookie dough from a buddy of Eddie's who was selling it as a fund raiser for the baseball team. It was great having access to that cookie dough whenever we had a craving for some "fresh out of the oven" cookies with a glass of milk, or to be able to pop some in the oven when company came by unexpectedly. After enjoying that cookie dough for a while, it dawned on me that I could make and freeze my own cookie dough… then at least I will feel confident with the ingredients, and when I pop them in the oven for company I won't secretly be wondering "how much Crisco can a person put in their body before the arteries start to harden" .
As it turns out, freezing cookie dough is simple; Scoop it, plop it, freeze it. But there are a few little tips that help, so here they are.
1. Make your cookie dough according to your recipes instructions.
2. Refrigerate about 30 minutes to firm the dough nicely.
5. Place the pan into the freezer and allow the cookie dough to freeze 30 minutes to an hour (until it is firm or hard).
7. Remove the cookie dough balls from the freezer.
11. Bake cookies by removing from the freezer, placing on a cookie sheet (grease the cookie sheet only if the recipe calls for it), and bake according to the instructions in # 6 on the above list.
These are wonderful to keep on hand for a quick dessert, and also make a great gift to a "New Mom", or busy Mom that you may know. Enjoy and have a great week everyone.