Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Freeze It

So I have a million blog thoughts but am just short on time and energy. This are improving, but s l o w l y! So this is all you get tonight.








Y'all know I have a sweet tooth and love to bake. But if I make a batch of cookies and don't have a home to send them to immediately, they will end up in my tummy. I have zero will-power. So I've started doing this. I make the dough and bake a few cookies to enjoy. Then I scoop the rest of the dough onto a cookie sheet. Place the cookie sheet in the freezer and freeze until the dough balls are firm (a few hours). Take the frozen balls of dough out and store them in a zip freezer bag. When I feel like cookies, I bake two. They easily go from freezer to oven. No need to thaw. Nothing beats a warm, home baked cookie at the end of the evening!




The second freezer tip is for coffee. It's not uncommon for me to think I need to make a big pot and then have most of the big pot unused. So I pour the coffee into plastic ice cube trays. After frozen, dump them into a zip freezer bag. Add to milk for what my family has always called "coffee milk," or add them to your ice coffee to keep it from getting diluted. Deee-lish! Goes great with fresh baked cookies!

17 comments:

Northern Girl Southern Living said...

Those are two of the same problems I always have! Thanks for the great idea :)

Mona said...

Great ideas! Thank you for sharing!!

Suburban Princess said...

Great ideas! I freeze everything these days!

KK said...

Who knew you could freeze cookie dough? Great idea!

Preppy Sue said...

Great tips!

MG said...

I've been doing something similar, but just baking the cookies and then freezing them. This way I have all of my holiday cookies premade!

Just Anonymous Prep said...

I love the idea of coffee milk - I always have at least half a pot left over and I never thought about freezing it. Thanks for the neat idea!

Rachel H. said...

What great ideas!! I never considered freezing coffee!

QueenBeeSwain said...

this is a total "no duh" but what a great idea- I would never have thought to do this!

kHm

B.E.A said...

Great idea! Although, I could see myself eating the cookie dough balls. They look very bite sized! :)

Princess Freckles said...

Last Christmas I made cookies logs. Pretty much the same thing, only you slice the log. I would make four slices at a time fo rmy fiance and me. I love this idea for the coffee! Especially because I really prefer iced coffee to hot.

2PreppyGirls.com said...

SMART!!!! Never thought to do that with the coffee!!!!
xoxox - Margaret

Headbands and Hand Bags said...

Such a great tip! I always freeze cookie dough, perfect to have something warm and sweet when you have an unexpected visitor or unexpected sweet tooth!

Katiellirb said...

great ideas! Ill definitely try the coffee one - I bet it tastes great in a glass of milk!

Summer Wind said...

wow that is such a great idea! i especially love the idea of putting those ice cubes into your iced coffee. i hate when my iced coffee gets diluted!

Wila (aka Ali) said...

Oh my gosh, how clever! I'm going to keep the cookie tip for myself (though who doesn't love to eat 12 cookies!) and share the coffee tip with my mother, who drinks a gallon a day, but needs to put ice in each cup! Thanks!

Pink Maple said...

The frozen cookie tip is a great idea!

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