Uh oh. It’s bedtime and your kid just remembered that he has to bring cookies for the school bake sale the next morning. Or, perhaps you’re invited to a last minute potluck. What to do?
On Tuesday night, Talia was heading out to a potluck dinner party for youths with autism. While Tal wanted to bring chocolate chip cookies, we had no time to bake — but we did have a magic log of homemade dough stashed in our freezer. So we just sliced the frozen dough, threw it in the oven for a few minutes and hopped in the car with fresh-baked cookies. Yum.
For a spring treat, I’ve decided to share my top-secret cookie recipe. It just might change your life. Or at least simplify it. (If your kids are gluten- and casein-free, this cookie is not your cup of tea.) Best of all, this dough mixes up in a single bowl. So, it’s an easy one to make — and clean up — with the kids. Here goes:
Chocolate Chip Icebox Cookies (adapted from One Smart Cookie by Julie Van Rosendaal)
When you want cookies:
Five minutes later, you can dash out the door with a plateful of cookies!
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