It’s almost that time — back to school. Are you ready? More importantly — do you have your cookie recipes in order?
I love putting homemade cookies in the kid’s lunches. I think, I hope, that it is a little extra touch that tells them how very important they are to me and how much I love them. It’s tough, though. When you are busy trying to juggle home, chores, work, and relationships baking cookies end up kind of low on the priority list.
There are ways to make it easier — sort of like having your cookie and eating it, too. When you do have some free time mix up a triple batch and flash freeze them. When you are ready to bake your cookies just put however many you want on a cookie sheet and bake as usual. You might just need an extra minute or two to bake them all the way through.
Most drop cookies are good candidates for flash freezing.
How to Flash Freeze Unbaked Cookies
- Mix up the cookie dough as directed in your recipe.
- Drop by teaspoons on a cookie sheet but you can put them close together.
- Put in the freezer and freeze until firm and no longer sticky.
- Put the frozen cookies in a freezer bag or storage container and freeze for up to three months.
To Bake Cookies from Frozen
- Preheat oven to the temperature specified in the recipe.
- Grease the cookie sheet, lay down silpat, or whatever the recipe directs.
- Place the frozen cookies on the cookie sheet and bake as usual. You may need an extra minute or two baking time.
You know, when you have a bunch of cookies like this in the freezer you can bake them before school and put them in the lunch warm. You can throw a few in the oven a few minutes before they get home and the house will smell amazing. It’ a great way to fulfill that need to be a Kool-Aid Mom if you know what I mean.
50 Best Back to School Cookie Recipes on the Internet
So here they are. 50 of the best back to school cookie recipes that I could find from established blogs, new blogs, and recipe sites. Take some time this weekend to make a few batches and get them in the freezer. The first day of school is just around the corner, y’all.
- Super Gooey Chocolate Drops
- White Chocolate Chunk Cranberry and Pistachio Cookies
- No Bake S’Mores Drops
- Blueberry White Chocolate Drops
- Peanut Butter Banana Drops
- Butterscotch, White Chocolate Chip Oat Drops
- Lemon Snaps
- Oatmeal Toffee Cookies
- Sugar Cookies
- Monster Cookies
- Brickle Drop Cookies
- Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
- Ranger Cookies
- Butterfinger Drops
- Chocolate Drop Cookies
- Cap’n Crunch Peanut Butter Drops
- Double Chocolate Toffee Cookies
- Snickers Chocolate Chip
- Bite Sized Peanut Butter Pretzel M&M Cookies
- Chewy M & Ms Cookies
- Gum Drop Cookies
- White Chocolate Cinnamon Roll Cookies
- Brown Butter Chocolate Chip
- Strawberry Chip Cookies
- Cookies and Cream Cookies
- Peanut Butter Monster Cookies
- Sea Salt and Peanut Butter Turtle Cookies
- Cowboy Cookies
- Chocolate Cranberry Cookies
- Lemon White Chocolate Cookies
- Maple Toffee Cookies
- Twix Bar Chocolate Chip
- Banana Cream Pudding Cookies
- Banana Pecan Chocolate Chunk Cookies
- Almond Joy Chocolate Chip Cookies
- No Bake Reeses Krispies
- Chocolate Mint Oreo Cookies
- Almost Payday Cookies
- Cake Batter Cookies
- Orange Creamsicle Cookies
- Peanut Butter Cookies
- Rocky Road Cookies
- Sugar Cookies
- Zucchini Cookies
- Triple Peanut Butter Cookies
- Milky Way Cookies
- Butter Pecan Toffee Cookies
- Red Hot Snickerdoodles
- Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Copycat Lofthouse Sugar Cookies
I saw this and could not resist!