Saturday, January 8, 2011

A baking technique

This is not a post about my bake, but rather on how I can make cookie in a shorter time.

I came across this article in Dec 2010 Real Simple magazine that says I can prepare the dough in advance, and freeze them. Then I can have cookies whenever I want it. I just have to type it out here for record.

Freezing dough

Want a recipe for avoiding holiday-baking overload? Mix up and freeze dough ahead of time, then bake it when you need it. What works best : drop cookies, like chocolate chip, oatmeal, and gingersnap. Here's what to do.
Scoop balls of dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and freeze until just firm, 15 to 20 minutes. (A small, spring-loaded scoop will give you nice, equally sided rounds, but a measuring spoon will work, too.)

Transfer the frozen balls to a freezer-safe container, cover and freeze for up to 3 months. Ready to bake? Place the frozen balls on baking sheets (no need to thaw) and bake according to the instructions, adding 1 to 2 minutes to the total time.

There! Now I hope I have time to make some cookie dough. I am still thinking if I have time to try CNY cookies - peanut cookies ... pineapple tarts, the open face type ...


Quay Po Cooks said...

I freeze my cookie dough all the time:D happy new year.

sherlyn said...

hehe .. I must learn more tricks from you :-) .. Must visit your blog more often. ;-p

Happy New Year to you too.

Miwa Yutaka said...

Hi... do u mind to share the honey cornflakes recipe with me??? Thanks... my email address is

Blessed Homemaker said...

Oh yes! I just made some checkerboard cookies using frozen dough! It's such a breeze! I'm going to make some more to freeze so I can bake them just a few days before CNY ;-)

sherlyn said...

Blessed Homemaker,

Sounds very easy .. make dough, freeze to keep, then go oven when required ... but i must cross the hurdle of making the dough ...

I am trying to clear most of my spring cleaning so as to leave the last week to bake... but so far I m never successful in baking for festive seasons. Sigh

Blessed Homemaker said...

Hahaha! I know what you mean. I need to get my engine started to make the dough too :P

sherlyn said...

Blessed Homemaker, you know what? I set aside a day to want to try peanut cookie, but the shop ran out of peanut powder, so the mood gone and so this yr, nothing was done. *sigh*

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