Slice & Bake Cookies: Fast Recipes from your Refrigerator or Freezer by Elinor KlivansFor those short on time but long on cookie love, Slice & Bake Cookies comes to the rescue! Elinor Klivans, the baking expert behind Big Fat Cookies and Cupcakes!, shares 50 recipes that are quick to mix up, stash in the refrigerator or freezer, and have at the ready to slice and bake whenever a sweet craving strikes. From classics such as old-fashioned oatmeal raisin cookies and Linzer hearts to modern takes on savory cookies and crackers, the recipes collected here fit the bill for any impromptu get-together. With a rundown of ingredients and baking equipment—plus tips on decorating, serving, storing, and even shipping—freshly baked, warm-from-the-oven cookies will always be on hand.
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Freezing cookies is a great way to enjoy homemade cookies anytime. Simply prepare a big batch of your favorite cookie when you have time, then freeze the cookie dough or freeze the baked cookies to enjoy later. Most types of cookies freeze well -- drop cookies , shaped cookies , refrigerator or slice-and-bake cookies , bar cookies , etc. Meringue cookies and delicate cookies are an exception. You can freeze filled cookies, such as thumbprint cookies and cookies that are coated in powdered sugar, such as Mexican wedding cookies either after they are baked or freeze the cookie dough.
Attention, cookie bakers! Did you know your freezer is your best friend come cookie-baking season? Here's why freezing cookies and cookie dough ahead of the holidays is such a good idea:. Most cookie doughs freeze well for up to 3 months. Remember to write the date, type of cookie, and baking instructions on the outside of the package.
In , Irma Rombauer spent half her savings to print a collection of family recipes. She called it Joy of Cooking. The book coincided with two important moments in American history: Refrigerators were starting to make their way into more and more homes, and women increasingly started leaving the home to enter the workforce. While writing my book American Cake , and more recently American Cookie , I was struck by how Depression-era cooks embraced this plan-ahead attitude while creatively using refrigeration. In the s, women entered public school cafeterias as lunch ladies.
They remind me of chocolate chip cookies without the chocolate chips. Don't just sit there! Go snip some rosemary and make these cookies! Key is to refrigerate dough after mixing and before rolling—and refrigerate after rolling, and after assembly before cutting. Refrigerator Cookie Recipes Make now, bake later! The dough for these refrigerator cookies can be wrapped and frozen, or just kept in the fridge for slice-and-bake cookies. Recipe of the Day Rosemary Slices.