"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > General Cooking
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-26-2011, 11:55 AM   #1
Chef Extraordinaire
 
CWS4322's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Rural Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 12,318
ISO best cookie dough/bars to freeze?

I've read the thread:

Freezing cookies

I'm heading to my folks' place in MN in April. Because of my mother's dementia, she can't follow recipes all the time (okay--most of the time she can't). She can, however, take something out of the freezer and put it in the oven (or microwave). One of the things she wants me to do this time is put some "treats" in the freezer in case they have to take something to the Sons of Norway potluck or someone is stopping in.

I freeze cookies all the time. She wants cookie dough so the cookies are "fresh from the oven" when she needs them, and a couple of "half-baked" pies (those are no problem--I usually do apple).

I know many of you are like I am, you freeze the finished product. Would anyone like to share which cookies / bars work well if you freeze the dough and bake later? I am thinking maybe some sliced cookies--slice off as many as you'd like to bake, dropped ccc, maybe some oatmeal-raisin cookie dough. Haven't go a clue what kind of bars might work well from the dough (freeze the dough in a ziplock, thaw, transfer to pan, bake?).

I'd do jar mixes of the dry ingredients, but I'd have to test to see if she can follow the instructions to add the wet and finish them. She can still do box cake mixes (not sure if it is the pictures she follows or the words or if my father reads the instructions to her). Or, if you have a "jar recipe" that has the shortening in and all one needs to add is an egg or just milk/water/buttermilk? (Low sodium)

Some days she is very lucid--others not. A lot depends on her stress level and fatique.

Going to these potlucks is stressful for her because she has to figure out something to wear, bring something (I think after a certain age, people should not feel obligated to bring homemade somethings...but these SON potlucks are similar to county fair cook-offs), there are people there whose names she can't remember, and my father leaves her and flits around talking to everyone in Norwegian (he is very proud of his Norwegian language skills now that he's been taking Norwegian classes). I would like to remove one component of the stress from these events for her since (a) she can't be left at home alone and they won't hire a sitter, and (b) my father won't stop going to these things. (He does need the social interaction--she doesn't--for her it is a frightening experience).

Can you tell I'm already stressing about my visit? When I'm in SE ON, I am removed from their daily lives, so don't have to think about these things...

Suggestions?
__________________

__________________
CWS4322 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2011, 12:38 PM   #2
Master Chef
 
DaveSoMD's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Maryland
Posts: 7,038
See if there is anything here that might work for you.

freezer cookies - Google Search
__________________

__________________
Quoth the chicken, "Fry some more."
AB - Good Eats: Fry Hard II
DaveSoMD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2011, 02:15 PM   #3
Chef Extraordinaire
 
CWS4322's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Rural Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 12,318
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveSoMD View Post
See if there is anything here that might work for you.

freezer cookies - Google Search
Thanks DavSoMD! I will take a look at the link (I usually go to Google U before I post, but thought I'd "fish" to see if anyone here habitually freezes dough--either a caterer or pastry chef or restauranteer). I admit it, I was lazy--looking for s/one else to do my research.

I trust DC members <g>.
__________________
CWS4322 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2011, 02:23 PM   #4
Master Chef
 
DaveSoMD's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Maryland
Posts: 7,038
I had run the search before looking for the same thing so I knew there were lots of good things there.
__________________
Quoth the chicken, "Fry some more."
AB - Good Eats: Fry Hard II
DaveSoMD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2011, 07:20 PM   #5
Chef Extraordinaire
 
babetoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: escondido, calif. near san diego
Posts: 14,349
speaking of freezing goodies. do you guys think i could successfully freeze cheese cake bar, they are already cooked. just don't want to eat the whole pan.
__________________
"life isn't about how to survive the storm but how to dance in the rain"
babetoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2011, 07:28 PM   #6
Master Chef
 
DaveSoMD's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Maryland
Posts: 7,038
I know you can freeze cheese cake so I can't see why not.
__________________
Quoth the chicken, "Fry some more."
AB - Good Eats: Fry Hard II
DaveSoMD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2011, 09:34 PM   #7
Chef Extraordinaire
 
babetoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: escondido, calif. near san diego
Posts: 14,349
thanks dave, i thought so .
__________________
"life isn't about how to survive the storm but how to dance in the rain"
babetoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2011, 01:22 AM   #8
Sous Chef
 
Sprout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Usa, Michigan
Posts: 558
CW, this makes me want to cry (pregnancy hormones don't help). Your Mama is lucky to have you. I'm sure she appreciates your care. I wish so badly that I had a recipe for you! I hope you find ones that work!
__________________

__________________
Always try to bring a spare set of clothing when you dream about going to work or school. That way, if you encounter someone having that dream where they show up in their underwear, you'll be their hero.
Sprout is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cookie

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.