Friday, October 26, 2012

Cookie dough hoarding for the holidays!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

My Blueberry-White Chocolate Cookie Dough
As the holidays get closer, my clients order items to freeze and have on hand for easy entertaining. Not only does this save them time and energy, but it also makes relaxing and enjoying their guests possible! :) 

Today, I prepared, portioned, and froze 2 large batches of cookie dough, and I'd like to share the easy process with you so that you can relax AND enjoy warm homemade cookies with your loved ones this holiday season.
Slice Slice Slice
Chop Chop Chop

4 to a bag for easy portioning!

Step 1: Prepare your cookie dough and press onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

Be sure to make an even and THICK layer of dough.

If your baking sheet is too large for the amount of dough you have, you don't have to press to the edges!

When you have a thick and even layer, pop the pan into the freezer and freeze until solid.

Step 2: Once the cookie dough is frozen solid, remove it from the freezer.

With a large (and sharp!) knife, carefully cut the dough into 4 even portions.

Trim each of the 4 sections into even squares.

(Save the scraps from trimming for snacking while you work!)

Step 3: Once you have each of the 4 portions cut into even squares, slice them into even bars.

Step 4: Line up the bars, turn them, and cut into even cubes.

Step 5: Bag in small numbers for easy
portion control (I did 4 per bag) and
freeze with heating instructions. Be sure
to label with what kind of dough you made, too!

This is a great activity to have kids 
help with, though you should be the 
one wielding the big knife. :)

Enjoy the holidays this season by making
your life a little easier and vastly more
delicious with this quick and easy technique!

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