I’m all about making something fresh and from scratch. The beauty when you put love and attention into a mixture of ingredients to bake into some divine delight. The anticipation of that final taste is everything.
However, there are some things that I like to keep in the house for those occasions where time is of the essence and flavour is required on short notice. These are the moments where I reach into my moderately sized freezer that remains empty apart from the small rounds of frozen cookie dough in labeled freezer-safe boxes. Let the dough stand for 10 or so minutes whilst the oven is preheating and when they’re soft enough to pull apart, dump the balls on to a baking sheet and everyone’s a winner. Homemade cookies in a flash. I have plain chocolate chip, peanut butter chocolate chip (as seen in the photos), white chocolate macadamia and chocolate chocolate chip cookie dough. I seriously encourage this sort of behaviour among you all. Sometimes you just need a hit and now no lack of money, transport or time will deny you that.
… and because you know cookies are best enjoyed with a tall glass of milk.
Get baking, pumpkins.