Addictions are to be taken seriously. And serious addictions in the form of cookie dough that can be frozen need to be shared. Slice up the frozen cookie dough and any hour becomes ‘cookie o’clock’!
Just knowing that I have a stash, or log in this case, of cookie dough tucked away in my freezer, ready to be baked into golden crispiness within minutes, makes me feel every bit like the ‘domestic Goddess’ Nigella Lawson refers to in her book about baking – ‘How To Be A Domestic Goddess’. Not to be confused with a Stepford Wife sort of a situation, Nigella Lawson’s ‘domestic goddess’ is more evocative of the notion of enjoying the simple pleasures of life at home. _La dolce vita!
We all have days when nothing seems to go right. For me, I always find that turning to the kitchen, especially baking, at the end of such a day helps clear my head. Making my way through the right proportions of flour and butter, and turning it into a recipe as pleasurable as this one, leaves me with a feeling of gaining back some control over the madness.
If you’re on the edge and need a tad more convincing to get baking this weekend, then let me tell you that these cookies have a healthy dose of whole wheat flour and old fashion oats of the non-instant variety that are packed with nutrition. I’m all for comfort food that sneaks in the healthy stuff!
I’ve baked my way through several batches of these cookies and can finally tell you that the frozen dough is best sliced up to a thickness of 1/3rd of an inch with the temperature dropped to 140 degrees Celsius. This is an all-purpose flour meets whole wheat and oats situation, so a little bit of TLC goes a long way. You’ll know it’s time to pull them out of the oven when the cookies take on a beautiful golden hue. In my case, this took about 20 minutes, but I’d urge you to stay close and keep an eye on the cookies while they’re baking. As for the taste, I’ll guarantee that between the cookie dough and the baked cookies, these definitely live up to the ‘seriously addictive’ part of this post title.
Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit
Makes about 40 cookies.