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Two Peas and Their Pod: Dad's Frozen Cookies

Friday, January 02, 2009

Dad's Frozen Cookies

My dad is famous for a lot of things, but these cookies are at the top of the list. My dad's mom used to make these cookies for him, so this recipe goes way back in the family archives:)

These cookies are not the prettiest, they really don't look special, but I am telling you, they are!!I have been eating these cookies since I was little. They are one of my favorites! They always remind me of good times:)

The key ingredients are oatmeal, chunky cinnamon applesauce, tons of cinnamon, ground cloves, nutmeg, lots of vanilla, raisins, and chocolate chips.
The cookies are nice and chunky! You get a mouth full of YUM in every bite!

The cookies taste great out of the oven, but our family eats them frozen. That is what makes these cookies special! As soon as they cool, bag them up
or put them in a container in the freezer. I promise, they are SO much better frozen!

We buy Musselman's Cinnamon Chunky Applesauce for this recipe. Sometimes it is hard to find, so if you see it on the grocery shelf, stock up!

I know you will want to keep these cookies in the freezer at all times. That is another good thing, you can always have some on hand without them going bad! And don't worry about thawing, you want them frozen for the best flavor!

Dad’s Frozen Cookies

½ c. butter, softened
1 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
1 c. chunky cinnamon applesauce (Musselman's brand if you can find it)
1 c. raisins
2 T. vanilla
2 c. flour (maybe a bit more if the batter is too wet)
½ tsp. Salt
2 tsp. Cinnamon
¼ tsp. Cloves
½ tsp. Nutmeg
1 tsp. Soda
2 ½ -3 c. oats
Chocolate chips- we use semi-sweet, and we never measure! Add what you like!

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl cream butter, brown sugar, and egg. Mix in chunky applesauce. Add raisins and vanilla.

In a separate bowl sift flour, salt, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and soda. Add into liquid mixture. Stir well.

Next, stir in oats and chocolate chips. Place cookies on a baking sheet and bake for about 12-14 minutes.

For the best results, freeze them after they are cool! They are SO good frozen!



Blogger Erica said...

Interesting idea! I like frozen pumpkin muffins so I bet I would love frozen cookies!

6:03 AM  
Blogger Meg said...

Yum! These are made with some of my favorite ingredients!

6:18 AM  
Blogger Mary Bergfeld said...

What a good idea and these cookies are made with some of my favorite stuff.

6:54 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

What an interesting combo! My favorite non-homemade cookie is Girl Scout Cookie Thin Mints (frozen), so I am partial to a frozen cookie myself. Happy New Year!

7:00 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

lol, i've only eaten frozen cookies and maybe a muffin or two out of weakness :) these sound fantastic!

7:03 AM  
Blogger Culinary Wannabe said...

Frozen, that is so interesting! I've never heard of eating a frozen cookie before. Just the curiosity of it is going to force me to make them! :)

7:09 AM  
Blogger vanillasugarblog said...

it's those passed-down recipes that have everything you wouldn't think of that are the best. I would eat these up too.

7:22 AM  
Blogger Beth (jamandcream) said...

Frozen cookies sound fantastic

8:15 AM  
Blogger Mary Ann said...

That doesn't surprise me about eating them frozen- I bet they taste wonderful! Your dad is an awesome cook- how fun!

9:27 AM  
Blogger Shelby said...

These sound great! I am a raisin fan also. I think your dad and I would probably get along well!

9:55 AM  
Blogger anudivya said...

That is wonderful! I agree with you, some of the best tasting cookies are just not eye candy! But love these.

10:59 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Sounds like a hearty cookie! I love cookies that are frozen, too!

11:08 AM  
Blogger Gabi said...

Those look so yummy! Isn't it funny how temperature changes treats. I love frozen mini-Snickers more than room temp.
Happy New Year!

11:49 AM  
Blogger La Bella Cooks said...

Family recipes are hard to beat and this one sounds wonderful!

12:10 PM  
Blogger Calamity Cookie said...

I'm intrigued! If the recipe has been in your family for ages then it'll be a good one.

We've recently bought a new fridge/freezer where the freezer is on the bottom and I'm having visions of my one year old boy getting at the cookies!

3:20 PM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

Your dad sounds like quite a cook! I'll have to try these!

6:37 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

These look great. My husband's grandmother used to give him frozen cookies as a snack in the summertime.

8:40 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

You had me at chunky cinnamon applesauce. These sound wonderful! Not every cookie can be a show stopper, some are more subtle in their awesomeness. Thank you for sharing. I love a good oatmeal cookie, and I'm looking forward to testing out this whole frozen cookie snacking recommendation.

6:10 AM  
Blogger Debbie said...

Very interesting.....I would love to try these! Thanks!

6:10 AM  
Blogger grace said...

copious cinnamon and cinnamon applesauce? you don't have to tell me twice--these'd be awesome!

6:54 AM  
Blogger Lindsey said...

I gasped when I saw the picture of these cookies just now. I thought the recipe was a secret, but evidently not :)

7:15 AM  
Blogger priscilla joy said...

Yum! These look so good. i am going to make these this weekend!

11:33 AM  
Blogger Chef Jeena said...

Your dads cookies look yummy and I love spices in baking.

Happy new year. :-)

12:50 PM  
Blogger Manggy said...

Freezer cookies! That's so unusual, but sounds great. Especially on a hot summer month-- you can bake them ahead of time and pop them for a cool treat! ;)

2:32 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Mmm...this sounds interesting. Going to have to try them sometime soon.

5:19 PM  
Blogger Cristine said...

Mmmmm! I love frozen cookies!

10:02 AM  
Blogger Darius T. Williams said...

Looking good - they looks great!


12:02 PM  
Blogger LizNoVeggieGirl said...

Fun recipe!!

12:02 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

I love family recipe like this. The cookies look and sound FANTASTIC. Great recipe.

11:12 PM  
Blogger Katherine Roberts Aucoin said...

This recipe is a keeper. You can't go wrong with tons of cinnamon!

5:50 AM  
Blogger alexandra's kitchen said...

not pretty is sometimes the tastiest. these sound really interesting — l love the idea of using chunky applesauce in a cookie. yum!

7:58 AM  
Blogger Bunny said...

Well isn't that interesting that they're better frozen!

8:26 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

thanks for sharing your family treasure, they look lovely... happy new year!!! :)

11:40 AM  
Blogger Clumbsy Cookie said...

They sound great frozen or not! I have a friend that also eat some cookies frozen and I think that's quite funny. I've actually tasted them and they're great!

3:53 PM  
Blogger Annie said...

Oh, now I understand... At first I thought you meant to freeze the dough and cook as needed. But you actually eat the cookies frozen, that's so cool! (pardon the pun) ;)

4:09 PM  
Blogger Cakelaw said...

LOL - the not so pretty cookies often taste the best - substance over style.

1:00 PM  
Blogger Usha said...

Very interesting, I have never had frozen cookies before, looking forward to trying these :-)

6:52 AM  

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