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The Third Sunday of Advent 2022

Sunday, December 11, 2022

 


Happy Third Sunday of Advent, My Lovelies!

For each of the four Sundays of Advent 2022 I will be sharing my favorite tips to help YOU make your holiday prep easier.  These days it takes me about three times longer to accomplish a task, so I need all the help I can get this season! 

But first, today we light the candle that represents joy:


Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.
~Philippians 4:4-5



But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.  Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord."
~Luke 2:10-11


The First Sunday of Advent, I shared with you the easiest way to clean a chandelier.  
Last week, the Second Sunday of Advent, I shared with you how to take care of poinsettias

This week's tip:  How to freeze cookie dough.

Everyone loves hot cookies fresh from the oven.  One of the best tips I rely on during the Christmas Season is homemade frozen cookie dough.  When friends stop by, or when my family members want homemade cookies, all I have to do is preheat the oven, reach in the freezer for the dough, and we have hot cookies in a short amount of time.

My family loves chocolate chip cookies, and I usually bake the simple recipe found on the NestlĂ© Tollhouse Semisweet Chocolate Chips bag.  After I make a batch of dough, this is how I freeze it:



Place either a Silpat mat or parchment paper on a cookie sheet.  Scoop (or drop) the cookies close to each other without touching.  Then freeze for six hours or overnight.




Place frozen dough balls in a freezer bag and seal, making sure to get as much air out of the bag as possible.  Dough will last up to three months in the freezer.

This process will work for any type of chunky drop cookies.  

The cookies can be baked from frozen, but you will need to add a minute or two to your bake time.  I usually have to add about three minutes because our oven seems to be slow.

If you'd like to see a video for how to freeze chunky, slice-and-bake, and cut-out cookie dough, please click this link.

NOTE:  Frozen cookie dough also makes a thoughtful gift.  You can also have gift bags on hand and send your guests home with leftover cookies after baking them.  





Until next time...

Blessings!
Ricki Jill



5 comments

  1. Great tips on freezing cookie dough. It is nice to have them in the freezer and ready when you need them. These looks yummy. Happy New Week. xoxo Kris

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  2. I love the idea of giving frozen cookie dough as a gift! Who wouldn't love it? And your chocolate chip recipe is the same as mine -- why argue with success?

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  3. I never knew this! What a great tip. I am definitely going to try that this year. Thanks for sharing and I hope you are feeling well. Happy Monday! xo

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  4. YUM - I should do this because if I bake the whole batch I will eat them, so baking a few when I have a craving would be much better for me!! Good idea!

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  5. I love this idea of giving frozen cookie dough as a gift. Brilliant!!!

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