Recipe: Freezer-friendly cookie dough balls!

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Hey, you know what's great?


Do you know what's even greater?

Not having to go to the shop to buy cookies.

And even greater than that?

Not having to make cookies, either.

No, I have not obtained a magic cookie-granting machine. I have, instead, discovered that you can freeze cookie dough. Lo and behold! Freshly baked cookies at any given moment.

It is worth the effort of dragging the mixing bowl from the cupboard. I promise. You will be glad you made the effort when, sometime this winter, you will find yourself recovering from a cold, sitting shivering on the sofa on a chilly evening thinking 'Oh man, I wish we had chocolate in the house.' Because BAM! You will remember the cookie dough balls, happily chillaxing in the freezer, and you will be so thankful to your past self that you will practically skip to the kitchen to warm up the oven whilst singing a song about your own genius.

Or something. I just really like these cookies.

Tiny, chocolate-chip thieving baking assistants are optional.

Added bonus: they are wholemeal AND they have oats in them. They fill you up super quick and give you the helpful illusion that they are healthy! Just don't look at the sugar content

Go ahead and read the recipe. You can thank me later.


I have adapted this recipe from the brilliant blog Money Saving Mom, making a few changes because a) I don't like peanut butter with sweet things, and so replaced it with biscuit spread as it has a similar consistency, and b) the biscuit spread is so mind-blowingly sweet that you actually need less sugar than was in the original recipe.

Delicious biscuit spread.

Makes roughly 35 cookie dough balls

125g brown sugar
225g butter
85g biscuit spread
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
200g wholemeal flour
280g oats
tsp baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 packet of chocolate chips

  1. Cream together the butter, sugar, biscuit spread, eggs, and vanilla extract until there are no lumps. Add the remaining ingredients (flour, salt, baking powder, and oats) and mix well. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  2. Scoop out a heaped teaspoon of the dough and roll into a ball with your hands. Place onto a lined baking tray.
  3. If baking from fresh, pop into a pre-heated oven (180c) for 10-12 minutes until lightly golden around the edges.
  4. If freezing, pop the baking tray into the freezer overnight. In the morning, tip them into a labelled bag.
  5. To bake from frozen, pre-heat the oven to 180c and bake for 20-22 minutes.
Done and dusted. Treats for another day


Click here for a printable PDF of this recipe.

I thought it might be helpful to start doing printable PDF versions of any recipes I stick up here. I usually find it easier to follow a recipe from a bit of paper rather than a screen (mostly because I am hugely messy and I end up getting food stuck down the cracks around the edge of my Kindle and I HATE that). Let me know if you give this one a try. I want to see lots of pictures of delicious cookies! :)

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