{Cook & Hack} Cookies for days

As a mum to four I am always on the lookout for easy ways to make lunchbox prep just that little bit easier. It not only means the kids are fed (WIN) but also that I maintain my sanity (Bigger WIN).

Today’s tip is for freezing cookies.

I often find myself going back to the same recipe and just altering it, depending what’s in the pantry. I have listed the recipe I use below, it is one of those recipes that has been changed over the years but seems to keep going through the years. Having said that, I imagine most cookie recipes would be adaptable to this method.

I will make this recipe, then plonk it onto baking paper ->

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Next roll into a long sausage and cut in half ->

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Roll the logs in baking paper, then surround with glad wrap ->

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Write on them (if you choose) then whack them in the freezer. I don’t know officially how long they last, but we are yet to find some that don’t unfreeze well.

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Simply pull them from the freezer about 30 minutes before you want to use them. The beauty of the freezer-roll-idea is that you can just cut little discs to put on the baking tray.

These little cookies made a great addition to the school lunchboxes.

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INGREDIENTS

250g butter (softened)

1/4 caster sugar

1/2 can condensed milk

2.5 cups of self-raising flour

METHOD

Preheat oven to 170º

Step 1: Beat together the sugar, condensed milk and butter.

Step 2: Slowly add (and stir) the flour.

Step 3: Mix in any additives you have in the pantry. (See hint below)

Step 4: Place teaspoon size balls onto a lined baking tray and slightly push down.

Step 5: Cook for approximately 10 minutes in preheated oven.

HINT: Our common additions are sultanas, sprinkles, chocolate drops.
We also sometimes plop a dollop of jam or nutella on top of the cookies before going in the oven.

Cookies cook VERY quickly.
They are ready once they start to change colour.

{The School Run} Here mates have some freezable lunch box ideas

Everyone knows the early morning hassle of trying to combine a smooshed pear, a bruised apple and a half stale vegemite sandwich and calling it a lunch but what if you could simply go to the freezer and pull out some gems?

Well this fantastic collection of Freezable Lunch Box Ideas will help you look like a lunchbox queen!

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What’s your favourite lunchbox snack?

Happy cooking nesters x

 

{The Nest Eats} Lunchbox queen and we are all dunces

So school holidays are nearly over and the morning rush is about to hit you again. Just a heads up that I am pretty much telling you to pack your bags, find a corner and sob because basically this women has owned you. She stomps on every one of us who smashes together a vegemite sandwich on 4 day old bread, whacks it next to a soggy mandarin and calls it a nutritious lunch. Let me introduce you to the Lunch Box Queen!   egg She is wonderful and whimsical and obviously very time rich!lunchbox Excuse me now, I have to go cut some more mould off the white bread…