During the summer, there’s very little baking going on around here. For one thing, it’s too hot to bake and the main reason is that with the longer days and all the outside work, by the time we get in the house in the evenings, we barely have time to shower and get to bed at a decent hour.
But, the days are getting shorter and the temps are getting cooler. Let the baking begin . .
I don’t really like leftover cookies . . fresh out of the oven is about the only way I want them.
Over the next few weeks, I’ll make 8 or 10 different batches of cookie dough and freeze it in on a cookie sheet.
Once the dough is frozen, I’ll vacuum seal it in bags with a dozen or so cookies waiting to be baked in each bag.
The bags of cookie balls/dough go into a bigger zipper bag, with baking instructions and any time we feel the need for cookies, I’ll just take a bag out of the freezer, let it defrost and then bake them.
In addition to the Snickerdoodles, I plan to make the following for the freezer:
- Pecan Sandies
- Chocolate Chip
- Sugar Cookies
- Lemon Cookies
- Ginger Snaps
- Chocolate Krinkles
- Cherry Nut Slice & Bake Cookies
And . . whatever else sounds good when I’m in the cookie baking mood!
DANG, Judy, you are just SO organized!! That’s a great idea but the last thing I need in the freezer!!! Would be WAY too tempting and I desperately need to get pounds off before the Hawaii trip in Jan. I’m not going to think about this anymore (repeat, repeat!!).
Vivian Oaks says
That’s how I’ve done cookies for quite a few years! (Great minds think alike…hahaha!) The cookies are definitely much better fresh from the oven than after they’ve sat in the cookie jar for a week. I’ve also asked the ladies at our church to do that before a bake sale, so everything is really fresh the day of the sale. Good idea!! 🙂
What a great idea! I’ve always frozen them after cooking; never thought to freeze the dough.
What a great idea. Does any recipe work to freeze cookie dough or only certain recipes?