When I was preparing for the long drive from Anchorage to Seattle in August 2006, I decided to make a some logs of cookie dough and then freeze them. I knew that the amenities would be scarce on the Alaska Canada Highway, so I was determined to be prepared with my “cookie dough to go.” This was a very simple thing to pull off before we left. I simply made a couple batches of chocolate chip cookie dough and a couple batches of oatmeal raisin.
Once the dough was finished, I formed it into numerous logs and wrapped them in plastic wrap. The logs were labeled, frozen, and then stashed in the camper freezer when we left. The log method proved particularly useful because the logs didn’t take up a lot of space in the compact freezer and because I was able to wedge them into quirkly little pockets and spaces. When we parked the camper each night, my children really enjoyed having freshly baked homemade cookies before bedtime. It was a simple pleasure that didn’t require a lot of effort because all I had to do was slice the frozen dough and bake the cookies in my little camper oven.
Have you tried turning your favorite cookie dough into a log and then freezing it for the road? It’s a nifty old-fashioned trick that is well worth reviving.
–Melissa A. Trainer