Friday, February 5, 2016

Freezing Cookie Dough

Most of the time when I want to make cookies for the kids, I really do not need 5 dozen cookies sitting around our house. What I have done is prepare the cookie dough, bake a dozen and then freeze the rest. Cover a cookie sheet with wax paper, scoop your cookie dough and place on the sheet, freeze for about 2-3 hours. Remove from the freezer, place in a container and put back in the freezer. This is great for the next time you need cookies. All you have to do is take out of the freezer and pop in the oven. I will say let the dough sit out for a little bit before putting in the oven. Enjoy. Cookie recipe below.

Chocolate Chip Cookies - yields 4 dozen

1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
12 oz. bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375.
Cream shortening, sugar, brown sugar, egg and vanilla until light and fluffy.
Sift dry ingredients.
Stir in dry ingredients into the other mixture and blend well.
Drop the dough 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. 
Bake for 10-12 minutes. 

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