Yesterday we took some treats over to a neighbor. She said, "Do you make treats everyday at your house?"
Yes. . . , yes, we do.
Okay, that's not entirely true. The freezer is my secret weapon to always having a treat ready when the need arises.
I learned this trick from my mother-in-law.
Step 1: Make a double or quadruple batch of cookies (any kind).
Let them cool and set completely.
Step 2: Then stack them inside a freezer baggie, in neat little rows (This is the trick. If you don't stack them like this, they will crumble. You also won't be able to fit as many cookies into a bag). Push out as much air out of the bag as you can before sealing it, and then placing it in your freezer.
Then when someone has a baby, your neighbor gets sick, or your sweet tooth starts acting up, you have a bag of cookies ready to go.
Step 3: Pull out as many cookies as you need and place them on a plate. It only takes about 30 minutes or so for the cookies to thaw completely.
They will taste just as good or better than when you first made them.
They should last up to 6 months frozen.