This isn’t so much a recipe as it is a wonderful tip I learned a couple years ago. It’s so much more convenient than having a tub of frozen cookie dough in the freezer.
I love having these in the freezer for when I really want a cookie but don’t want to make several dozen. I find myself wanting a larger freezer just so I can prep more food, freeze it, and use it for later. I’ve done this with biscuit dough, cookie dough, stocks and etc. The freezer is a wonderful invention.
I don’t have a secret special chocolate chip cookie recipe and I’m sure everyone has at least one recipe they like. I typically buy the bittersweet ghirardelli chocolate chips and use the cookie recipe on the back. I prefer bittersweet/dark chocolate whether it’s in a cookie or plain. I’m talking like 85% cocoa. It’s actually pretty bitter but I’ve learned to like it and having a piece a day is healthy :). I’m using bittersweet chocolate bars from Trader Joe’s today because that’s what I had in the pantry so this is more like a chocolate chunk cookie.
Fun fact about me and chocolate chip cookies, when I’m spooning the batter on the baking sheet I try to make at least one cookie WITHOUT any chocolate chips in it. I just like the taste of it. Every time I make a batch I think about leaving out the chips. If I made this cookie what would I call it?
Another fun fact, I prefer a salty chocolate chip cookie. Once I had a chocolate chip cookie with salt sprinkled on top. It was amazing.
Chocolate chips cookies are so homey.
Is anyone familiar with Frontier Airlines? Did you know that they give you a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie for your snack instead of peanuts or trail mix. When I found this out I was really excited. One of the flight attendants gave someone in front of me two cookies because they were stuck together. I secrectly hoped I would get two…I did not.
Also, did you know that Double Tree gives out a chocolate chip cookie (with nuts…nuts are alright I like them without) when you check in? I’ve only stayed there once but I couldn’t stop talking about getting a yummy fresh cookie at check in. I’m telling you if you want to make a friend, welcome someone home, or just want to do something special make chocolate chip cookies. I think it will work. If you try it will you tell me about it?
I saved some of the dough to make a ‘cookie monster.’ If you’ve ever gone to Cheddar’s Restaurant. They bake a huge chocolate chip cookie and top it with ice cream. I used to love getting this but they don’t have Cheddar’s in the northwest. So I made one using my mini cast iron skillet and it was really good! A big chocolate chip cookie right out of the oven and vanilla ice cream are ALWAYS good.
Above are the frozen dough balls. They only took about 3omin. to set. I like to keep them in a cheap plastic tuperware to store in the freezer. These are great to have on hand for a snack, a quick dessert for company and are ready to bake a quick batch to take with you to a gathering.
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon of salt