Also, I like to play. Everyone needs to play, it keeps us happy and young in spirit. Sometimes it even results in a tasty surprise or improved technique. I like to think about and employ ways to be better prepared in the kitchen and through the house. These usually revolve around the kitchen, but not all the time. This morning, however, the kitchen is once again my playground.
While we love cookies, we are only two people.
And yes we could eat the whole batch of cookies, while they are still fresh and moist. But we usually act all grown up and as such, cookies and milk are not on the menu for dinner.
But we still want cookies!
Fresh cookies. Delicious cookies. Homemade cookies.
Which got me to thinking.........
Why not freeze cookie dough in portions to bake a dozen cookies, on demand.
When you want fresh-baked cookies, pull a portion of dough from the freezer, and let it thaw for a few minutes. Cut into 12 pieces and bake. Because the frozen dough takes up so little space, you can have 2 or 3 different kinds of cookie dough in the freezer, for variety.
Or drop in guests...
Just label with oven temperature and baking time, hey you've got this!
Oatmeal Cookie Dough for the Freezer
adapted from: the Quaker Oats Barrel
makes 4 dozen
1 1/4 c butter ( 2 1/2 sticks) cut into 1/2 inch slices
3/4 c brown sugar
1/2 c sugar
1/2 t salt
1 t vanilla
1 T water - don't leave this out!
Beat flour mixture into the butter-sugar mixture. When smooth, reduce beater speed and add the oats and raisins. Mixing gently until oats and raisins are mixed in evenly.
|Oatmeal Cookie Dough, ready to package for the freezer.|
|Oatmeal Cookie Dough, ready for the freezer.|
|Oatmeal Cookie Dough, for the freezer.|
How about Chocolate Chip?
How about Maple Walnut?
To make Maple walnut, substitute maple flavoring for the vanilla, eliminate the raisins and spice, add 1 1/2 - 2 c. walnuts.
How about Cranberry and White Chocolate?
To make Cranberry White Chocolate, substitute 1 c each dried cranberries and chopped pure white chocolate for the raisins.
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