I started baking at an early age and never stopped...
Welcome to my blog! I am a mom who loves to bake, cook, make my home beautiful through DIY projects and relax with some serious TV watching after the kiddies finally go to bed (I can't wait for the fall when my shows will be back on the air). As much as I love my home, I do not love maintaining it, so I try to make my daily tasks more efficient, and I would like to share those tricks with you through my posts.
I am also excited to share with you my invention,The Smart Cookie™, a cookie dough container that allows you to quickly shape, and store homemade cookie dough in the freezer. Since I was a little girl I have enjoyed baking cookies, and now I love to make cookies with my kids. Unfortunately, I also love to eat cookies, so when I make a batch of cookies (chocolate chip are my fav), I am usually the one who ends up eating most of them because let's face it, who can turn down cookies fresh from the oven?
I've tried freezing baked cookies, but when I put them in the toaster oven to warm them up I usually ended up burning the bottom (to be honest I still ate them, but it wasn't as tasty as it could have been). I also tried freezing balls of dough, but this was a lot more trouble because I had to scoop all of the balls of dough onto a pan, place in the freezer, then remove once frozen and store in a plastic bag - way too much trouble (remember, I am trying to save time here so I can get to that TV!).
So one day I thought up the design for a container that would hold half of a preparation of cookie dough, and in one motion it would cut the dough into 12 individual cookie pieces, and keep the dough in an airtight container that takes up less room in the freezer than an ice cube tray. The Smart Cookie™ was born! Now I can make a batch of cookie dough, bake enough cookies for each family member to have 1 or 2 , and then easily store the rest in the freezer. Once in the freezer, it is easy to bake a few cookies at a time when the mood strikes, I can even bake them in the toaster oven, how easy is that?
I would like to take this opportunity to thank my family and friends for their support! Thank you for all your input and encouragement over this past year!
The Smart Cookie™ is launching Fall 2013 and subscribers will be the first to get updates as we get closer to bringing The Smart Cookie™ to market!