Even with the disappointing freezer to piehole experience I had with the one bowl chocolate chip cookies, I’m not giving up on my dream of easy cookies directly from the freezer.
I had about 1/3 of the dough leftover from the chewy molasses cookies in the freezer. I had formed them into balls and rolled them in the sugar before placing them between sheets of cling film in a Pyrex dish for storage. When I took them out, they were interestingly not entirely hard. Is this some molasses trickery? I plowed ahead anyway.
Since my problems with the chocolate chips cookies seemed to be centered around them being too cold to go into the oven, I left these on the counter to thaw and come to almost room temperature before baking. As they thawed, they absorbed most of the sugar coating, so I did sprinkle a little more on top.
Well–they certainly didn’t look as amazing as they did the first time. They didn’t have the perfect shape or the crispy/shiny coating from the sugar topping. They did, however, taste perfect. Since I’m not terribly picky about a cookie’s looks when I’m in a freezer-to-piehole cookie emergency, I’m considering this a win.