I have a confession to make. If there’s sugar in the house, I have no self-control. Seriously…I’ve learned that the only way to stay true to a healthy diet is to keep sweet treats out of the house.
But I don’t want to deprive my kids of warm cookies after school or after we clean the house on Saturday, on occasion.
So I finally figured out a way to do both!
I make a double batch of cookie dough…this past weekend it was our family favorite: Peanut Butter Cookies. Then I roll all the dough into the little balls. I place them on a cookie sheet and freeze them. Then I throw the frozen balls in a freezer bag and put the bag in the freezer.
When I want to make cookies, I pull out just enough for 2 per person, let them thaw (it doesn’t take long at all), criss-cross them with a fork dipped in sugar and bake.
This way we all enjoy warm cookies, but I’m not tempted to overeat!
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Love this idea, and I cannot believe I did not think or do this before!!
This is awesome! I am going to start doing that. I always feel guilty making cookies because I also overeat them. Thanks for the great tip!
I used to do this too, but when I'm craving – I'll eat the dough 🙂
Great idea! I'm guilty of no self-control around sweets or good chocolate so I have no tips.
It was always nice to have those things of dough in the freezer and I would always go in there and sneak a few balls of dough every once in a while. so mom, if you ever wondered where it all went… now you know. 🙂
I took a meal to my brother and sister-in-law after the birth of their first baby and also took a ziploc of frozen cookie dough balls for whenever they wanted a fresh cookie.