Now that it’s just Dave and I at home most of the time, I’ve had to relearn how to cook and bake for two rather than for a family.
Dave loves cookies but a full batch is too much for him to eat before they start to go stale. I could bake a full batch and then freeze the extras but then we don’t get to have that wonderful aroma of cookies baking. Besides fresh baked cookies are more fun to eat so what I started to do (before we embarked on this prolonged moving adventure) was freeze the dough instead.
In order to give us a bit of variety, I make a full batch of his favourite chocolate chip cookie dough but before I add the chocolate chips, I divide the dough in half. To one half, I add 1 c of chocolate chips and to the other half I add 1 c of dried cranberries.
Then I spoon the dough onto cookie sheets.
Because these are going into the freezer the cookies can be placed close together.
The cookie sheets are then put in the freezer until the cookies are frozen solid.
Remove the frozen cookie dough from the sheets.
Place in freezer bags and return to freezer.
When we have a craving for fresh baked cookies, I take out enough to fill one sheet pan.
The frozen cookie dough needs to bake for 2 to 3 minutes longer than indicated in the recipe.
Then we enjoy a yummy fresh baked treat.