Thursday, May 24, 2012

Cookies for the Freezer, Granola for Me

I haven't done a great job keeping up with Crystal's freezer cooking at Money Saving Mom. Partly because my picky family won't eat a lot of the things she suggests and partly out of busyness.

When I saw that today's assignment was chocolate chip cookies for the freezer I rediscovered my motivation. What a great idea for a sugar-holic like me to have frozen cookie balls ready so I just bake one or two per person instead of a whole batch which can lead to me eating A LOT of cookies. 

I used my new favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe from Smart Sweets e-book. I love this recipe because it uses coconut oil, butter and whole wheat flour and and tastes amazing. 

I rolled the dough into cookie size balls and laid them out on the cookie sheet. I then set them in the freezer to flash freeze before I bagged them. I ended up with two bags of cookie dough for future dessert times. One is just chocolate chip cookie balls and the other bag of balls has walnuts mixed in. My middle son is allergic to nuts so I have to label and bag up the different doughs carefully.

When I'm ready to bake the cookies I'll pull out the desired amount of balls and place on a cookie sheet for 30-45 minutes to thaw then bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes or until done.

 After I finished up freezing the cookie balls I moved on to making Honey Walnut Granola.

We love this granola for breakfast and snack times but I hadn't made any in a few weeks.

 Then I mixed up some laundry soap just in case I need to wash any clothes soon.

All in all it was a productive afternoon in the kitchen and I also played and chased my little guy around so he wasn't left out of the fun.

1 comment:

  1. E helped me with my granola today. so nice to have something I can feed her (and make extra with nutty goodies on the side for me). it's become our new staple food!



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