Tuesday, August 23, 2011

WFMW: Mix Once, Bake Twice

My daughter started Kindergarten yesterday! Although both her and her brother have been to preschool, it felt like yesterday was the first day of real school. We had to shop for uniforms, supplies, learn all about the carpool lane and dismissal procedures. Almost as important was deciding what treat would be included in the lunch box. After much deliberation my daughter finally decided she wanted chocolate chip cookies. Remember these, the best chocolate chip cookies ever? Yep, that's what she picked.

I waited to bake the cookies until after putting the kids to bed. I do some of my best thinking while baking, and I had a lot to think about that night. As I pulled out each ingredient from the pantry I contemplated how our lives would be changing as our oldest child entered elementary school. It's at that point that I decided it might be best to mix two batches of cookies and freeze one for later. That way I'd just have to pull out the cookie dough out next week and bake. Fresh homemade cookies in less than 15 minutes? Sounds good to me. So in the same time that it takes to make one batch of cookies I made two and I rolled up half of it in wax paper, twisting the ends like candy. I then popped those tubes in a freezer storage back and threw them in the freezer.

I still have a lot to learn about being a mom to an elementary school kid. The early mornings might kill me, but at least she'll have homemade cookies in her lunchbox (along with a note reminding her how much I love her!)

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12 comments:

Kat said...

Our oldest started Kindergarten this year too. I can't wait to try that cookie recipe. Great idea to make two batches at once and freeze the second for later.

malia said...

great idea! yum! xo

raggygirlvintage said...

You're a good mom and you will survive and one day she will remember those cookies you packed her with love:-)
Tracey

Kim said...

My son started kindergarten last week, so I u derstand. This is a great idea and I don't know why I haven't done it before. Genius.
Di you thaw the frozen dough or just bake frozen and adjust the time?

Crafty Sideup said...

saw it in one of link parties..awesome stuff..so easy and convenient too..will be a super hit for all busy mommies

keep blogging.. keep smiling..

xoxo,
B.

BigBearswife said...

Hope your little one had a great day at school!! I love making big batches of things like cookie dough, chicken pot pies, cupcakes and whatnot and freezing them for later!

Air Purifier said...

Love this recipe! Can't wait to try it :D

cookieandclaire said...

Something about this picture of cookies is so yummy!! Serious - plain jane cookies are one of my favs!
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Lindsay said...

I really love this creative idea! So helpful when you are pressed for time! Thank you for sharing this at Show & Share! I really appreciate it!

Chef in Training said...

Yum! those cookies look delicious!

I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training Tomorrow! Plus there is going to be a fun giveaway too! Thanks so much and I hope to see you there!
-Nikki
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Crafty Sideup said...

Hi pat..
Just wanted to let you know that I'm awarding you 'versatile blogger award'

So do stop by and check it out..

chris said...

Clever mama! My grandma has a recipe for freezer oatmeal cookies. It makes cookies more fun when they are fresh and warm. :)