Monday, March 31, 2008

Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

My sister sent me the recipe to these wonderful cookies.

Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

She mixed up a batch, baked a few and then froze the rest into cookie-balls. I also tried it and it worked fabulously! To freeze, I dropped teaspoon size balls of dough onto a cookie sheet and let it freeze until firm. (It didn't take as long as I thought it would - maybe 20 minutes).

Then I tossed 6-10 frozen dough balls into each ziplock and put them back into the freezer. Now when I get a late-afternoon cookie craving, I pull a baggie out of the freezer and bake up some oatmeal goodness. There's no need to thaw the frozen dough before baking, but I did find that the frozen cookies need to bake for about 1 minute longer than just the regular dough did.


Lee & Sharon said...

I love this idea and I am promising myself to try it.
As soon as I saw your cookie picture I just had to have one.

Brielle said...

I'm with your mom, I saw your picture and I'm making these today. By the way, I think your picture looks much more appetizing than the one on the allrecipes website. Nice job!

amandajean said...

I've frozen cookie dough before in little tubs to use for later, and that worked pretty well, too. not quite as instant gratification as yours, but still handy. :)

Lee & Sharon said...

Mindy and Evan came for dinner on Conference Sunday. She said she would make the batter - -
Yeh, way to go Mindy!! They were scrumptious and I froze some dough too. I love the recipe and I love Mindy for making it.
There's nothing like helpers in the kitchen.