I finally realized that the best way to control my cookie intake during the holidays is by making icebox cookies. They’re genius – simply make the dough, freeze it, and bake only the amount you want, instead of making the entire batch and rushing to eat the cookies before they go stale (or whatever excuses I can come up with).
Okay, mine are not technically “icebox cookies” since the doughs were frozen in a shape of a ball instead of a log, and I rolled it out instead of slicing from the log, but you get the gist. They keep for weeks in a refrigerator and months in a freezer and your favorite cookies are right at your fingertip, whenever you’re crazing a few pieces of delicious dessert.
I made doughs for my favorite cookies over the weekend and baked a few today for an afternoon tea with a friend. It took only a few minutes to cut out the dough and bake them. I love a hassle-free prep.
- Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Poilan’s Punitions
- Martha Stewart’s Icebox Cookies (add 2 tbsp of matcha green tea powder)
I can’t believe that Christmas is less than a week away! This year’s Christmas seems to creep up much quicker than usual, thanks to Thanksgiving falling on the 28th.