If you know me, you know that I like to be prepared – I don’t just wing it.
There’s not enough time in the week for winging. (And there’s not enough serotonin in my brain to deal with chaos!)
But over-preparedness can be a problem, too. When I bake cookies for classes, I do it at the beginning of the week (…being well-prepared, you know!).
However, that means that I might over-cater for the classes by the time the final numbers are in.
What do I do with the extra cookies?
Unlike me, they’re good at chilling…
And by that I mean that they go into the freezer, until I can find another use for them.
Sometimes their fate is to be ground up (sorry cookies!) to be used as bases for cheesecake or tarts; but sometimes they actually get decorated.
These were left-over from the “Too Cool for School” class we did in May. And now they’re going to be super-cool at a school cake sale.
If you don’t have a pencil sharpener cutter, improvise by using a rectangle cutter
– cut in half if it’s a large rectangle
– and trim the sides with a round or oval cutter…
And while we’re talking about freezing cookies –
When you thaw biscuits, if they need crisping up, simply place them in a warm oven (50’C) with the thermofan on, and they’ll be good to go in a few minutes.