I know you can't tell, but right now, I am with my sweetie, on a cruise ship, on my way to the Bahamas. Wooo Hoooo!!!
My hubby and I are celebrating our 20th anniversary a few weeks early. What better way to celebrate than away from our six kids, in the Caribbean and with amazing friends who are coming along for the adventure.
(Obviously, I am preparing this post a few days before we leave and my tummy is all full of butterflies just thinking about our week together!)
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......
One of my favorite items for the freezer is raw cookie dough balls. I will make a double or triple batch of my favorite recipe and freeze most of it. It is so easy to throw a dozen frozen dough balls onto a cookie sheet and have hot, fresh cookies 10 minutes later. Perfect for those crazy weeknights when you just need a special treat and no time to make cookies from scratch!
Interested in the recipe for these soft, chewy and decadent M&M cookies? Come back on Saturday and you shall be rewarded :)
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.