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Ice Cube Tray to Freeze Cookie Dough November 12, 2012

I love to bake cookies!  There is nothing better than a freshly baked warm chocolate chip cookie with a glass of milk.  The problem I have with making homemade cookies is that the recipe yields dozens of cookies that I don’t really want to eat up in just a few days.  I’m not a huge fan of cookies that are a few days old.  They just don’t have the same fresh flavor!

 

I found a way to make a batch of homemade cookies last much longer!  I saw a pin on Pinterest that gave me the idea to freeze cookie dough in an ice cube tray.  I baked a few sheets of cookies and then spooned the rest of the cookie dough into an ice cube tray or two.  I let the dough freeze for a few hours and then placed the frozen cubes in a ziploc bag.  I stored the bag of cookie dough in the freezer.  Now, when my family is craving cookies, I already have the dough ready to go.  I just added a minute or two to the baking time since the dough was frozen.  I’m very pleased with the results of this experiment!

 

 

 

Lemon-Lime (Key Lime) Sugar Cookie Truffles July 6, 2012

My husband loves anything key lime.  We have tried it all including pie, cupcakes, and cookies.  I saw a pin on Pinterest for Key Lime truffles and knew I had to make them for my husband.   The recipe took a while to complete; however, the hands on time wasn’t too overwhelming.  I used a tube of Pillsbury cookie dough from the refrigerated section of my grocery store.  My daughter enjoyed helping with the sprinkles!  I’m happy to report that the key lime (aka lemon-lime sugar cookie) truffles turned out amazing.  Very sweet, but amazing!

 

 

Recipehttp://www.singforyoursupperblog.com/2010/07/06/lemon-lime-sugar-cookie-truffles/

Pinterest Pinhttp://pinterest.com/pin/40391727878683152/

Substitutions:  I made a few substitutions.  I used 1 block of cream cheese.  The recipe calls for 1 and 1/2 blocks, but I though that was too much.  Also, I used vanilla candy coating instead of white chocolate.

Time:  It’s hard to say because there were a few steps to this recipe.  I’d say a total of 40 minutes hands on time.  The cookie dough has to bake and cool and that took over an hour.

 

– Lisa

 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles March 1, 2012

These were delicious.  The recipe makes so many that I ended up freezing the remainder.  These were awesome to pull out of the freezer for a quick fix!  Really tasty!

 

Pinterest Pin:  http://pinterest.com/pin/40391727877984770/

 

Recipe:  http://www.eat-drink-smile.com/2011/02/chocolate-chip-cookie-dough-truffles.html

 

Time:  Time consuming!  The dough was quick to make; however, there is 1.5 hours of “waiting time” in this recipe (1 hour to chill the dough and 1/2 hour once you roll the truffles).  Also, it took awhile to dip all the truffles.

 

Substitutions:  I started using toothpicks to dip, but it wasn’t working out so well, so I ended up just dropping the truffles in and removing with a fork.  Even though they didn’t look too pretty, they were still really really good!  Also, I melted the chocolate in the microwave and transferred it to  a mini crock pot to keep the chocolate warm.

 

Chocolate Chip Truffle Dough

Rolled Chocolate Chip Cookie Truffles

Dipped Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles