Fresh, warm cookies any time we want them!
I use my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe (which I will give you at the end), whip up the batch, drop and shape them on a cookie sheet, freeze, and store them in a ziplock freezer bag. Then when we want a cookie or two I can take out as many as we want and bake them in a 350 oven and we are in cookie heaven!
So, here's what you do....whip up your cookies dough, drop by spoonful on a cookie sheet...they can be close together because you aren't baking them :-) Slide the sheet into the freezer and leave it for a couple hours until the dough is frozen solid. Take 'em out, dump 'em in a gallon sized freezer bag and store 'em in the freezer. I am sure they will last months there, but we have never had them there long enough to test that. When you want cookies just take out as many as you want, put them on a cookie sheet at least an inch apart and bake at 350 for 12 to 14 minutes, or until golden brown.
Here is the recipe I use and it makes the most delicious chocolate chip cookies on the planet! I use organic ingredients when possible. You could add walnuts if you like.
Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Add baking soda to batter along with salt. Stir in flour, chocolate chips, and nuts if desired. Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased pans. Bake or freeze for later.
3. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 12 to 14 minutes, or until edges are nicely browned.
The recipe above is 7000 calories. You can divide by the number of cookies you make if you are keeping track of your calories. I usually get about 50 to 55 cookies from this recipe so the cookies are 130 to 140 calories each. Not too bad. If you use only one cup of chocolate chips the total is 5880 so you can get your per cookie value down to 110 or so. Up to you. Either way, they are delicious and well worth the calories!