My Dirty Little Cookie Secret

At Bite Sized Biggie, we celebrate the small things in life that have a big impact. Well, I’m willing to admit that the small things that make me happy are chocolate chip cookies. Not just any chocolate chip cookie, homemade- 15 minutes- without the kids- hot right out of the oven- indulgence that happens ANY TIME YOU WANT- cookies. Yes, my cookie secret is out…I habitually bake them without sharing with my kid. Here’s how you can do it too!

Step 1. Mix up your favorite cookie recipe

I followed the Nestle chocolate chip cookie recipe according to the package. Any cookie recipe works!

mix cookie dough

Step 2. Shape ‘Em

Portion out your cookie dough onto a cookie sheet. I use my (affiliate) tablespoon scoop for accuracy and speed. The dough balls can be laid out close together since they will not be baked on this pan. Place the raw dough in the freezer for 10 minutes or the fridge for 30 in order to make them easy to handle.

scoop dough balls - a critical part of the secret cookie master plan

Step 3. Wrap ‘Em Up

Remove from the fridge/freezer and lay out Press’n Seal Wrap with the sticky side up. Place the raw cookie dough balls about 1.5 inches apart. Lay another sheet of Press’n Seal on top (sticky side down) and press firmly in-between each cookie ball. Roll up the wrapped dough and place in a seal-able container/freezer bag.

wrapped cookie dough - headed for the last steppress'n sealed dough ready for last phase of the secret cookie plan

Step 4. Freeze

Freeze these raw cookie dough balls  – ours only last about a month before they’re GONE but they should, in food handling safety terms, keep for several months.

Step 5. Bake

My secret weapon is the (affiliate) Cuisinart toaster oven. It heats up quickly and holds just enough cookies for a quick, late-night cookie break. This one holds up to 6 full sized cookies.

Unwrap only the cookies you wish to bake and place on an ungreased pan. No defrosting or preheating required (if using a toaster oven). Set your toaster oven to bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes (about 25 degrees less and 5 minutes longer then non-frozen cookies). You may need to adjust the time and temperature slightly. If you opt for a traditional oven, pre-heat at 350 degrees and bake frozen dough for 13 minutes.

cookies on baking sheet

Step 6. Enjoy!

Gobble up the warm yumminess. We love that these cookies don’t call our names from the cookie jar because their cries are muffled in the freezer. Enjoy a few at a time and relish this Bite Sized Biggie!

My cookie secret is out!

my dirty little cookie secret - that you'll be SO GLAD to learn!

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