Things I forgot to blog #2: Baking cookies from the freezer

Posted: January 17, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Ok, so 2 posts in a matter of hours? What can I say, I haven’t been well, and don’t feel like doing much…..so I’m a bit bored.

With school starting back soon, it’s that time when lots of mums are looking for things they can prepare in bulk, then freeze ready for the lunchbox. I have previously blogged about making Cowgirl Cookies, and how I did a jar of them for a gift. What I didn’t blog about, was how I prepared some for the freezer. It was a pretty simple process, and I think it would work for just about any cookie dough that you make.

Firstly, I made a double batch of dough (I will post the recipe down the bottom of this post)

Then, I rolled the balls of dough, and placed them on a plate , and popped them into the freezer, uncovered, for 10mins. This started the freezing process, so they wouldn’t stick together when I stored them in the freezer. I had to do these in batches, as my freezer was pretty full.

As they were ready, I took them out and sealed them in a snap lock bag, that was labelled with the date the cookie dough was made, and the baking instructions. The first few I cooked, I thawed before baking, but as time went on, I got that little bit lazier, and I started just popping them into the oven frozen, and cooking for a little longer. They still tasted good to me!

This was a perfect solution for us. It meant avoiding snacking on too many cookies, because there were about 30 in a container; it allowed me to bake last minute treats when visitors were due; and it also meant I could only bake what I needed, when I needed. A couple of days a week I would pull out 4 balls, and bake them either the night before, or the morning of school, ready to be packed into the lunch box (don’t worry, I didn’t let my daughter take that many to school, but I needed to make 1 for me to have with coffe, and some for the other daughter too to have for morning tea :-p).

I plan to make make a couple of batches of these, and maybe some choc chip cookies also, over the next couple of weeks, and have them ready to go when school starts back at the end of the month.

Cowgirl Cookies

1 1/3 cup all purpose flour, spooned into measuring cup & leveled
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup cooking oats
3/4 cup m&ms
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup white sugar
1/3 – 1/2 cup chopped pecans

1 slightly beaten egg
1/2 cup butter (melted slightly in the microwave)
1 teaspoon vanilla

Stir all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add the wet ingredients and mix using the back of a large spoon. You may even need to use your hands to get everything incorporated.

Then roll the cookie dough into 1 1/2 inch balls, place on a parchment/baking paper covered baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes in a preheated 180 degree oven.

Note: I left out the pecans. I also think these would be nice with chopped, unsalted Macadamias or Peanuts, but am yet to try.

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