Monday, November 21, 2011

Winter To Dos- Cookies

We had a summer to do list but that one didn't fare so well. I am blaming it on having a baby and all. Then we did a fall to do list and I am shocked and thrilled to say we actually completed it. ALL of it! So of course that means a winter to do list is a must. Although to be truthful the majority of the list is local events that I want to go to and this was the best way for me to remember them all! 

This past weekend Maddie and I started on the list with BAKING COOKIES. Hmm I guess we can't really cross that off the list though because the cookies have yet to be baked. We made the dough though!

At 7am Saturday morning Maddie and I were creaming butter. That's just how we roll around here. Or it may have something to do with the fact that I have two children who hate sleeping.

We have been doing this whole eating good and exercising bla bla bla stuff but a girl still likes her fresh baked cookies. SO instead of baking a batch of cookies I make the dough and freeze individual cookie dough balls. I make a batch of basic chocolate chip cookie dough minus the chips and then add anything and everything.

Lately I have been splitting the batch into 4 bowls and making a variety of cookies. This time we did chocolate chocolate mint, butterscotch dark chocolate chunk, peanut butter chip and chocolate chunk. Yum!

Then I just scoop the dough onto plastic wrap lined baking sheets and toss them in the freezer. After a few hours I pop the balls into labeled bags and my freezer is stocked.

Cookies? What is YOUR favorite cookie? I need ideas. I need to stock the freezer a bit more!


Christy said...

We love our molasses cookie recipe! I love the idea of freezing the dough.

Anonymous said...

Think there will be any left by the time I get there?????? Mom

Cali Cooking Couple said...

What a smart idea to split the dough. I like a variety. Then freeze it. You are a genius