Thursday, August 9, 2007

Freezer Cookies


Maybe I'm just lazy, but I cannot stand to cook every day. And since we can't afford to eat out several times a week,( nor would I want to) and convenience foods are so filled with trans fats and other yuckies, I do alot of freezer cooking. The typical way that I fill my freezer is by doubling-up on a recipe when I do cook. Today, we wanted sugar cookies, so I used the kitchenaid mixer (on loan - love it!!) to make 4 batches of sugar cookies - one for today and 3 for later. My intention was to put them in containers in the freezer to defrost later. While the cookies were mixing, I was thinking about those break apart cookies you can find in the refrigerated dough section and wishing they didn't have trans fats. Then I realized I could make them. I used a chop stick to make the "perforations". Now I can't wait to try them out!!

Edited to add: We tried them out today and they worked beautifully! Be sure to break them apart while they are still frozen, as the dough does get softer and sticky once they thaw. It was so fun to have fresh baked cookies in 10 minutes and to be able to pronounce all of the ingredients in them! Have fun!

5 comments:

Patty said...

This is a wonderful idea! I'm a "lazy" cook, too. I just can't get excited about anything having to do with the kitchen...i.e. other than eating of course. lol This freezer cookie dough idea will definitely make me a much cooler mom to my littles. :D

david santos said...

Very nice fhoto and good text. thank you

Jeanne said...

Sounds like a great idea...

Carol said...

Hey Lori - how much cookie dough went in each ziploc? Half a batch? Did you just have to eyeball it? My new mixer came (!!) & I wanted to try your idea out :-)

The Book Lady Online said...

Hi Carol ~

So excited about your mixer! What I did was quadruple a batch of sugar cookies, then divided it into 4 "equal" portions. We baked one batch right then and put the other 3 batches into their own separate zip top bag. HTH :o)