Remnant Cookies

Remnant Cookies

I bake – a lot!  If you are a regular reader of this blog, this is not news.  Cookies are one of my favorite sweet treats.  Oh, sure, I make a lot of cakes, mostly for other people.  And the pies are usually for an occasion.  But cookies are a staple.  We don’t always have them in a cookie jar like I did when I was growing up.  But I’m pretty sure we always have a batch or two in the freezer. 

Ready for the freezer

I line a dinner plate with plastic wrap, use a disher to portion the dough out and then pop the plate into the freezer.  Once the dough balls are frozen, I date and label a plastic freezer bag, fill it with cookie balls and back they go into the freezer.  They’re best if used within 3 months of freezing.

Prepped and ready for freezer storage

Now, whenever we have that burning desire for a fresh warm from the oven cookie, I just grab a few dough balls out, set them on a prepared baking sheet, let them thaw and then bake.  It doesn’t take that long for them to thaw, about 15 minutes.

Here’s a basic cookie recipe that I like to use:

Remnant Cookies 

1 cup (1/2 lb) butter, softened

1 cup each granulated and brown sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 ½ cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt


 In large bowl of an electric mixer cream butter and both sugars.  Beat in eggs and vanilla.  In another bowl, stir together flour, baking soda and salt.  Gradually add to butter mixture, blending thoroughly.   Add any remnants of your choosing.

 Using a 2 tablespoon disher, (or use a spoon but, really, get a disher!) scoop dough onto parchment or Silpat lined baking sheet.  Bake in a pre-heated 350° oven for about 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

I call these Remnant Cookies because that’s what the bits are.  The cookies featured here contain bits of peppermint bark, hazelnut praline, coconut, pecans and chocolate chips.  Just stuff I had in little containers in my pantry.  You can use what ever your heart desires or those annoying little bits of left over things in your cupboard.  Some things I like to use are:


chips of all kinds, chocolate, peanut butter, butterscotch, etc.

dried fruit






dry dog food

That was a joke, I just wanted to see if your were paying attention.

Anyway, you get the idea.  Have fun making your cookies.  Better yet, have fun eating  your cookies!

3 Responses to “Remnant Cookies”

    • March 3, 2010 at 11:35 pm

      Thanks, Rubyelizabeth! Too bad you are so far away. I could thaw some of these bad boys out, crank up the oven and have fresh baked cookies ready in no time! Thanks for reading my blog!

  1. March 3, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    Mmmmm…. cookies!

    You’re a pretty smart cookie yourself, VampireGran. And you look good doin’ it!

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