Time is the one thing I never seem to have enough of. So naturally, I am always looking for shortcuts that will save me time.

When it comes to cookies, nothing beats homemade, but it’s hard to find the time to bake each week. And, while my family and I love fresh baked cookies, after a few days, we lose interest in them.

And so began my quest for a better way. I started doubling batches and freezing the dough for future use. That led to my baking bonanzas, because if you’re going to make a mess in the kitchen, you should really get good mileage out of it.

Now, once a month, I prepare a double batches of Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip, Quaker Oatmeal and snicker doodle cookie dough. Using this approach, a few hours of baking on a single day, buys me twelve days of fresh baked cookies each month.

I form cookies, freeze them on a cookie sheet for about ten minutes, place them in a baggie and then pop them back in the freezer for a day when I forgot that I am on team snack duty, or when my kids have friends over, or for a rainy day like today, when a warm cookie and cup of hot chocolate make me forget the long To Do list sitting next to my computer.

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