My husband always says I have the world's largest box of scratch. I make my own cookies, so, now that my kids are grown they whine they never got Chips Ahoy. I do use boxes for my brownies because my husband prefers them but, I've got a great easy recipe to do from scratch. We have a Holiday party for about 100 and every year, I put out about 15 - 20 differents kinds of homemade cookies from scratch and people always want to take some home so, I think they must be good.
That's cool. That is a lot of different cookies, I've seen recipie plans for lots of kinds of cookies in the magazines. Kind of a base then go from there.
I'd love to have about 20 different cookies right now!
When I have the time, I make them from scratch. I love playing with recipes, and I've come up with some interesting things when I bake from scratch. This afternoon, though, I used a Betty Crocker mix to make gingerbread cookies. Since I was planning to make cutout cookies, I decided to go easy on myself with making the batter. They may have been from a bag mix, but they still smelled and tasted great, and it was so nice to have the oven on to help heat up the apartment. We had the heater on, but it was just such a bitterly cold day that the heater wasn't enough.
I bake a double batch when I have free time and freeze about 2/3 of what is made so I have some to nibble on and some left over for entertaining. they only take about 10-15 min to thaw on a pretty plate at room temp.
Whenever I freeze stuff it end up tasting like freezer burn or something. What is the trick?