7/11/08

Portion control


To ensure a steady supply of cookies instead of dozens all at once and then none the next week, I'm freezing them five at a time. I fill up small zipper bags and then put them into a larger freezer bag. Whenever we want cookies, we just pull out a small bag and let it thaw, unopened, at room temperature for a few hours. The fun of the full cookie jar is lost, but moderation and variety is gained.

Oh, and by the way, this recipe for oatmeal cookies is the best I've ever tasted!

12 comments:

  1. You know, I've tried the freezing cookies thing before in order to keep myself from eating to many. Yeah. It didn't work! :-) I'll just eat them frozen. When my sweet tooth starts calling I have a very hard time ignoring it. :-)

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  2. Good idea. That recipe sounds wonderful. I can't wait to try it.

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  3. What a great idea! Seems like they disappear way too fast at our house.

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  4. this is a survival strategy at our house... except i also have to hide the bags waaaay in the back of the freezer underneath the aging bags of mixed vegetables;)

    the problem is *i* still know where they are, and truth be told, i am the worst cookie hound in the house:-P

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  5. That is a great idea. I almost hate making a batch of cookie unless we have someone to share with because I end up eating way too many.

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  6. This is a great idea! I try to do this too, when I remember. Thanks! :)

    Hope you enjoy the Black Bean Wraps!
    Blessings,
    Michele
    www.frugalgranola.blogspot.com

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  7. lol. By the time they're cool enough to freeze there's not enough left in this house to make it worthwhile. Your cookies look a lot like ur ANZAC biscuits. Are they soft or crispy?

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  8. The biggest trick is getting them into bags to freeze before hubby and the kids gobble them all up!

    Those do look good! I'm a bit jealous, it's been too hot here to turn the oven on.

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  9. Ganeida: they're nice and soft and chewy, which is why I love them!

    TJ: it't been hot here, too, but it takes more than that to come between me and my baking addiction! (although I do sometimes regret it when I sit down to dinner all hot and sweaty)

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  10. What a great idea! I think I might try that, rather than our usual feast and famine approach, LOL.

    Kate

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  11. Are they just as good? What a good idea!

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  12. Yes, they are just as good! They do sometimes break, though.

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