Saturday, May 16, 2009

Mix, Bake, Freeze . . .

Friday afternoon Kari & Ethan came over for a cookie baking marathon. We decided on 4 different cookie recipes, chocolate chip, snickerdoodles, oatmeal, & peanut butter. Kari was in charge of the mixer & blended butter, sugars, eggs, & vanilla, while I measured the dried ingredients.

We only baked one dozen of each type of cookie so each of us would have two dozen to take home. The remaining dough was frozen for future baking.

I formed the dough into a long slender log on wax paper.

Each piece was labeled with a sharpie pen, then wrapped in plastic wrap.

Each roll was placed in the freezer. We ended up with 11 log rolls. Kari took home 7 & I kept 4. Now when the urge strikes to bake cookies we can make our choice, cut off how many we want to bake, wait for the dough to thaw, & then just pop it in the oven. Now instead of baking a big batch we will have less cookies to tempt us.
This entire process only took us a little over two hours to complete.
We had such a good time doing this we're already planning another cooking marathon of some kind sometime soon!

Here's our little future 'Cookie Monster'.
Since Ethan can't eat cookies yet he just sucked on his fingers while we were mixing & baking. He was such a good boy.


Becky K. said...

That is a wonderful idea. Always more fun to bake with a friend.

Grandchildren make it extra special....I think. Especially when they are still in the finger sucking stage and not wanting to "help".

Elena said...

That is a great idea!

Patsy said...

What fun for you to have a baking day.

Stacey said...

What a good idea! You can take off just a little at a time when the urge strikes. I think I need to gather some friends to do this.

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Yummy!! Your cookis look great! I love the idea of freezing your dough. That little cookie monster is adorable.

Barb said...

Hi Carol, the cookies look so great.

Ethan is a little doll.


Brittany said...

I love baking! Looks like you had a great time and I bet Ethan made for great entertainment! So cute!

Linda C said...

I'm going to have to remember this great tip! I like to surprise my hubby with his favorite choc. chip cookies and this will make it easier:)

Thanks for showing us how!:)

PS- Ethan is really growing!!:)

Have a great weekend!

Linda C

Tins and Treasures said...

Peanut butter cookies are my favorite!! Have a great weekend. Take care ~Natalie

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Aren't you smart? That is such a great idea! Ethan looks pretty content with just his fingers (looks like he's looking right at me in the picture-so cute!). It won't be long before he'll be wanting a cookie though! laurie