This week we took treats around to a few neighbors. I'm sure most people do this so it really isn't anything fantastic, but this year we did something a bit different.
I was lamenting to my mom and sister-in-law that every year at Christmas it seems like there are just so many treats that the counter gets piled high with them and then you don't really end up enjoying many of them and I hate to make things for people just to have them thrown away because they have too many other sweets.
Well, my sister-in-law suggested that instead of taking baked goods or chocolate pretzels (like we have done the last bunch of years) we take cookie dough balls that people can cook when they want a treat.
I LOOOOVED this idea. It was the perfect solution for me.
So the kids and I worked in the kitchen to mix and roll and freeze balls of dough. Then we got a bit lazy and just zipped them into freezer bags, added a bow and a poem and we took them to a few close neighbors.
Our poem went like this:
"Find a place in your refrigerator
As your pile of confections grows greater.
With a counter of sweets
For your family to eat
You can smile and save this one for later.
Pop these chocolate chip cookie balls in your freezer until you have recovered from the holiday sugar high. Then, one day when you need a little pick me up, pull these babies out, plunge them into the oven for 10-12 minutes on 350 degrees and enjoy a warm bit of love from our home to yours."
We had fun baking and delivering and it was fun to try something new. We'll see what we come up with for next year!