Freezer Cookies + Labels
There are just two of us here in the house which means I usually end up cutting recipes in half or trying to give away the overflow. But even at that sometimes there just seems to be too much. Yet, I really like having one sweet thing around for when I want it and so I’ve been working on some stuff that is homemade but can easily make just 1 or 2 at a time. It can be eaten and gone! No waste and no worrying about who we can share the rest of the recipe with. The first solution are these crazy cool Peppermint Swirl Cookies from the San Francisco Chronicle that Mariko posted about a bit back. (Follow the link for the recipe.) They are pretty as heck and equally delicious.
I can just slice off what we want to eat and bake them up and be done with it. Of course, then I started dreaming up all this stuff I could freeze and then just use portions at a time. (Especially after I read through part of this cookbook, Fix, Freeze, Feast last weekend which is all about preparing in bulk and then eating in portions. Written by two folks who started one of those food prep places.) As a result, naturally, I decided I needed some freezer labels.
I made these up in a jiffy using some clipart image and some text which I printed on to rectangular labels and stuck on the cookie roll so I would remember what they were and how to cook them.
And then I thought these labels are wonderfully useful and would be a great gift to give with some baked something, or even a frozen roll of the dough, or with a potholder and recipes like these holiday gifts we made this past year. Perfect. I printed up a bunch more and I’m set to give. (The labels I used were these.)