The chrome jar has fresh cookies again.
This jar always had fresh cookies until I inherited the poor thing. It has sat neglected for too long.
The masking-tape label on the bottom says “Grandma Johnson’s Cookie Jar.” In my memory it has always been “Grandpa Julio’s Cookie Jar” because Grandma passed away when I was very young. But even Grandpa filled this jar with fresh cookies from the bakery.
Just a fun aside: We called him Grandpa Julio because that was his dog’s name. I though “Julio” was a cool Swedish word for something but as an adult I realize that the silly sheltie was indeed named after Julio Iglesias.
So back to the fresh cookies…
I have a terrible habit of eating sweets until they are gone. I have developed a new strategy to keep fresh sweets in my home and Spencer’s lunchbox. Now I make a big batch of cookies, bake one dozen, and freeze the rest.
- Mix a batch of drop cookies. The Mexican Hot Chocolate cookies from Post Punk Kitchen were my choice for this. They are vegan, which means guilt-free batter eating and no raw-egg smell.
- Drop a dozen cookies onto a cookie sheet, bake, and enjoy. Drop the rest of the cookies onto a jelly roll pan.
- Place the jelly roll pan in the freezer. When firm, portion into freezer containers.
- When you have eaten through your fresh cookie supply, set your oven to preheat. Place one dozen cookies on a sheet. By the time your oven is heated you are ready to bake a fresh batch.
Now I can have a fresh batch of cookies in the jar or on a plate with 15 minutes before company arrives. And really, who wants a kitchen looking like this>
…when you have 15 minutes before company arrives?