Cookies from the Toaster Oven

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

Tags: baking, recipes, cookies, nuts, desserts, almonds, pistachios, chocolate, pecans, lemon, saving energy, Texas, Wendy Akin,


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


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