I have to apologize for not posting very often these past few weeks - I'm getting a degree in Art History with a Religion minor, and it's been very busy recently! I'm working on some new posts, and will get them out to you as soon as possible.
Today's shortcut is a time saver. I make a lot of cookies from scratch, and it takes time to measure out all the ingredients, plus they get all over the counter! This shortcut is to measure out ingredients ahead of time in as many batches as you'd like - then when you want to bake, you just have to add the wet ingredients. Plus, you make a mess much more infrequently.
I usually do mixes for chocolate chip, peanut butter, sugar cookie, and chocolate chocolate chip. Just add all of the dry ingredients into a container, and whisk to combine. This is my chocolate chocolate chip dry mix:
Then put the top on and label it with the name of the mix, as well as the wet ingredients needed for the final recipe. Like so:
So the next time you want to make cookies from scratch, just reach into your cupboard and pull out one of these handy dandy premixed containers. I think you'll find it to be a huge time saver.
By the way, these also make GREAT gifts, just package them in a pretty container with a ribbon and label, and give them away...your friends will love them!
- Sugar Baby