Baking Frozen Cookie Dough...did I do something wrong?
Hi maybe someone call tell me what I did wrong.
Here is a copy of the original list of ingredients I used, all the stuff in () is what I adapted per my diet restrictions.
From Chocolate Chip Cookies p. 28 from Cookies Over 300 step by step recipes for home baking By Catherine Atkinson, J. Farrow & Valerie Barrett
1/2c butter, softened
1/2c superfine sugar (Splenda)
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 c. all purpose flour (whole wheat pastry flour)
1 c. semisweet chocolate chips (Russell Stover chocolate chips made from Splenda)
Day 1- I assembled the cookie dough per the recipe's instructions and baked a couple cookies to try it out. So I could compare how it tasted to the stuff I would freeze. The cookies made from unfrozen cookie dough tasted as I would excpect, pretty good.
So then I dropped the cookies and put it on a plate (making sure they weren't touching) then froze. Once the dropped cookie dough was hard, I put it into a plastic container.
Day 2 - I took the frozen dough out and placed on my cookie sheet to thaw while the oven was preheating. Once the oven was ready, I put the cookies in and cooked for the same time as yesterday.
Today's cookies didn't taste as good as yesterdays. Is it because I didn't use real sugar and real semi-sweet chocolate? I know baking is a delicate balance and like chemistry class...so maybe using fake sugar messed it up. Or did I not wait long enough for the cookie dough to thaw before baking? I thought I read somewhere that I could bake the dough frozen and it would turn out the same.