“Mom, when are you going to make freezer cookies?” my son asks. This makes me laugh because my boys think that cookies are made from the freezer. I suppose when you make cookies to freeze them like I do, it’s no wonder they are confused at a young age. My kids just accept everything comes and goes from the freezer. Here’s a healthy freezer cookie we’ve enjoyed for years. It’s nuttier with more texture than my chewy whole wheat chocolate chip freezer cookie recipe or regular chocolate chip cookie recipe . Can’t you tell?
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup demerara sugar (I buy mine in bulk from Earthfare)-white sugar works too
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour (unbleached all-purpose or a combo works too)
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
In large bowl, cream butter and sugars until smooth. Beat in eggs and stir in vanilla. Add the flour, baking soda and salt, stir into the creamed mixture until just blended. Mix in oats and chocolate chips.
Use a cookie scoop to freeze balls on a flexible board that fits in your freezer. Flash freeze for one or more hours. Remove cookie balls to a labeled quart size bag with baking instructions. See a tutorial here.
You can thaw overnight (they will still hold their shape) or bake from a frozen state. The frozen cookie balls may need a little flatten while baking. Bake for 14 minutes or until lightly golden on the edges in a preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Baked cookies may be re-frozen for future fresh consumption.These are great to have on hand for lunch box treats.
What’s your favorite oatmeal cookie? This is linked to good cheap eats