Organized & Efficient Cookie Baking
Homemade cookies always taste best when they are warm and fresh out of the oven. Baking the whole batch at once is certainly the way to go if you’re making them for a gathering, but if you’re baking just for the family, it’s a great idea to freeze them!
It’s simple to do, just mix all the ingredients as usual and drop onto a cookie sheet as if you’re planning to bake them. Place the cookie sheet in the fridge for about 30 minutes until the dough is cold. Then just roll them into balls, pop them in a labeled freezer bag and put them in the freezer. Now, any time you want just a few delicious cookies, grab a few, pop them in the oven and they’re hot and fresh any time!
For holiday cookies, you can do all of the baking up to 2 months beforehand and then pull them out for icing and decorations before serving. Here’s some advice from Betty Crocker on Freezing baked cookies.
Little tricks like this can save loads of time during the holidays or any time you’re entertaining. A little planning ahead always makes life feel a bit more organized!