Monday, July 11, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookies : Now and Later Too

I made the most delicious chocolate chip cookies last night!  Really, is there any better smile-maker than a hot out of the oven chocolate chip cookie?  Mmmm!

For a change, I made these almost exactly as the directions state here.  Ha.  But this recipe is truly so fantastic and I am thrilled with the results.  D-lish! 

I know I've mentioned this before but I can't tell you enough how much I recommend this tiny tip.  You see the tray of dough balls?  I actually pulled that out of the freezer for the photo op.  You see, when I make cookies, I make only a few at a time.  The rest of the dough is frozen into balls on a cookie sheet.  Once frozen for a bit, I toss them into a big zip top baggie that's kept in the freezer door. 

This serves several purposes.  First, it prevents me from eating an entire batch of cookies by myself.  Because I would!  Second, it allows me to make every cookie a hot from the oven treat.  When I want to bake one or two or an entire batch, I just take them directly from the freezer and bake them as normal.  No defrosting needed.  So if I want to bake just one...I do!  And third, it makes for a quick and easy treat for unexpected moments.  Friends pop in for a visit or a someone is having a bad day...just bake a few cookies!

I use an ice cream scooper but need to find something smaller.  As much as I love a giant cookie, I need to not eat giant cookies!


Lindsey said...

Keeping dough in the freezer is a great idea! I'd never thought of that, but I'll definitely be doing it now.

Susan R said...

What a great idea (freezing the cookie dough).
I'm going to start making larger batches and freeze the dough too.
You are a smart gal.

Caneel said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the recipe - thanks for the mention! :) I'm getting ready to buy the OXO small and medium cookie scoops for smaller portions.

REBrown said...

Those look delish!

Anonymous said...

I do the same thing! It's always fun to pull out a tray of freshly baked cookies when you have friends over! They're always so impressed. Cute the way. I just started blogging, so come visit!



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