DIY





Cookies from the Toaster Oven


| 7/11/2016 9:01:00 AM



 

By now, I’ve gotten past the glut of cookies from Christmas, and there are no more in the freezer. With temperatures soaring well into the 90s, we can’t bear to light the oven — so refrigerator cookies to the rescue!

Just mix up the dough, pop it into the freezer and, when the Cookie Monster attacks, slice off a few and bake for instant cookie gratification. 

I mixed up the dough for these while I was in cookie-baking mode last December. The dough keeps for months in the freezer.  My little toaster oven does a great job baking eight or 10 cookies, uses very little electricity itself, doesn’t heat up the kitchen, and saves the air conditioning.

The variety is endless — see some flavor ideas below. Start with the basic dough and add to it. Pictured are the toasted almond kind. They’re buttery, tender, melt-in-your-mouth cookies.



Recipe for Basic Cookie Dough

Ingredients:



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