Thursday, February 17, 2011

Freezing Cookie Dough: Frugal Tip or Portion Control

I have a bit of a problem with sugar. My husband wants me to admit that it is an addiction, but I'm not ready to go that far. I like dessert. I like sweet things. But don't come near with sugar replacement products. I don't do artificial, nor sugar-free. I do sugar, pure and simple sugar, and I need to reduce my intake.

It is not prudent for me to bake an entire batch of cookies anymore, because they will be eaten in about 2 days. So just like my Brownie Muffins, I have been freezing cookie dough too. I just pull out a few at a time and the batch lasts us for several weeks.

After I prepare the batter, I scoop out the dough with an ice cream scoop and place on a cookie sheet. Stick the cookie sheet into the freezer and flash freeze for about 30 minutes. After flash freezing, stick the dough balls in a freezer bag and store in your freezer. When it is time to bake, I don't bother thawing, I just follow the cookie recipe for temperature and bake time or to our desired crispiness.

I have tamed the brownie dragon and now the cookie dragon. Now, how am I going to tame that pesky ice cream habit of mine?

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  1. What a great idea! I buy the slice/bake cookie dough for this reason...portion control. I've never thought about making my own "slice and bake" cookies though! Can't wait to try it!

  2. I used to do the same. I do have a bit of a sweet tooth as well. My biggest downfall is dough. And yes, you can eat these frozen. :) Enough said.

  3. Great idea!
    Thanks for the family balance sheet, too! I am looking forward to using it!

  4. Fantastic and lovely its recipe. great idea for cheese. interesting and nice details shared in the post. i just try make this recipe .


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