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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Freezer Cookie Dough

I actually did something I saw on Pinterest! Granted, I can't find the actual pin, but that's beside the point. Once I discovered that using shortening in my cookies makes them turn out better, I decided I needed to use my Pinterest inspiration and throw some in the freezer for later!

Mix up your dough, form into balls, put on a cookie sheet lined with foil (foil isn't necessary but it eliminates some clean up), and stick it in the freezer for at least an hour. They can go for longer, and it won't hurt them, but if you're pressed for freezer space an hour will do. They just need to be frozen enough to be firm - you don't want them to be sticking together in the bag! After they're flash frozen, just throw them into a ziploc and put them back into the freezer.

When you're ready to bake, you can either let them thaw for a bit and cook for the normal time, or cook them frozen and add a few minutes to the baking time. Either way, you'll have fresh, warm cookies whenever you want! Yum!

And, as an added bonus, they're cheaper and better for you than the store-bought doughs!


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