My parents were planning on coming from Ohio to take care of the kids, but my poor Mom got really sick and they weren’t able to come. So instead, a young couple from church have taken on the enormous challenge of being “Mom and Dad” for 8 days. I like to joke that caring for our kids for that long will be the perfect birth control
In hopes of making this whole experience as stress-free as possible, I have stocked the freezer with dinners and treats for the week. I pray all will go well for them. I’m not worried about my kids. I’m worried about this poor newlywed couple……
Make your favorite cookie dough according the normal recipe. Instead of baking, portion out the cookie dough onto a large cookie sheet. You can put them as close together as you want because they won’t be spreading! Place them uncovered in the freezer until they are completely frozen, about 6 hours. Remove them from the freezer and place them into a freezer bag or reusable container. If using a plastic bag, remove as much air as possible before closing. If using a reusable container, cover the top of the dough balls with plastic wrap before putting on the lid.
When it comes time for hot and fresh cookies, preheat your oven to the correct temperature, place the frozen dough balls onto a cookie sheet and bake for about 3 minutes longer than you would the fresh dough.