Jul 17, 2013

Snickerdoodle Freeze and Bake Cookies

I love homemade cookies but I'm far too lazy to actually bake them on a regular basis. So I usually buy cookies from a bakery or make bake and break cookies. I'm down with cooking but baking and I aren't very good friends since things like precision isn't my strength. But after I took the no processed food challenge buying cookies from a bakery or making my beloved break and bake cookies are no longer an option.

I have to say that I think break and bake cookies may just be the greatest idea in cookie history. I love the idea of having a warm cookie anytime I want - you know without all that pesky precise measuring and mixing involved. So I thought to myself, how hard could it be to make them myself? Couldn't I just mix a batch of cookies and freeze them to have my own version of break cookies?

Yes! Yes I can.

Since snickerdoodles are one of my favorite cookies, I decided to make those my testing cookie. Here is my recipe.

Snickerdoodle Cookies Recipe 
2 sticks of butter
2 eggs
2 t vanilla
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 t baking soda
2 t cream of tarter
2 3/4 cups flour
1/4 t salt

1. Mix butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
2. Combine the dry ingredients and sift them. If you don't have a sifter, a fine mesh strainer does the trick-it's what I use. Why buy another kitchen gadget when you can use what you have?
3. One cup at a time blend in the dry ingredients with the wet.
4. On an ungreased cookie sheet drop 1 inch globs of dough. No need to space them out since you're not baking them.

5. Mix 3T sugar and 3T cinnamon in a shallow bowl.
6. Roll each cookie in the cinnamon/sugar mixture. And you really want to coat them well, it's the best part! Place each cookie back on the cookie sheet.

 7. Place the cookie sheet in the freezer and freeze for about an hour. Remove from the freezer and place in an airtight container. Return the cookies to the freezer.

Now when you want to bake them, just pop as many as you want on a cookie sheet (with parchment paper of course) and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. You may need another minute or two so watch them the first time.

I'm excited that during my challenge I don't have to bake from scratch every time I want a cookie. I currently have 30 cookies in the freezer ready for me to bake. Somehow I think I'm going to have to mix another batch before the end of the month.

I'm pretty sure you could use any cookie recipe and freeze and bake them. Since I've only been successful with this recipe, I won't guarantee it. Happy baking friends!


  1. Oh wow... that sounds so good! And I love the idea of being able to just bake however many you need, and saving the rest for a later time!

    1. I baked a few last night and they were just as good a week later then the first night!


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