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Do You Crave Homemade Cookies While Traveling?

February 26, 2011 by · 1 Comment 


Do you ever find yourself craving homemade cookies while traveling? Indeed, that’s a common craving with my campers.

When I was preparing for the long drive from Anchorage to Seattle in August 2006, I decided to make a some  logs of cookie dough and then freeze them. I knew that the amenities would be scarce on the Alaska Canada Highway, so I was determined to be prepared with my “cookie dough to go.”  This was a very simple thing to pull off before we left. I simply made a couple batches of chocolate chip cookie dough and  a couple batches of oatmeal raisin.

Once the dough was finished, I formed it into numerous logs and wrapped them  in plastic wrap. The logs were labeled,  frozen, and then stashed in the camper freezer when we left. The log method proved particularly useful because the logs didn’t take up a lot of space in the compact freezer and because I  was able to wedge them into quirkly little pockets and spaces.  When we parked the camper each night, my children really enjoyed having freshly baked homemade cookies before bedtime. It was a simple pleasure that didn’t require a lot of effort because all I had to do was slice the frozen dough and bake the cookies in my little camper oven.

Have you tried turning your favorite cookie dough into a log and then freezing it for the road? It’s a nifty old-fashioned  trick that is well worth reviving.

–Melissa A. Trainer


One Response to “Do You Crave Homemade Cookies While Traveling?”
  1. Liz Johns says:

    I love this idea!!! There are so many times we are camping & have to suffer with the store bought refrig. cookies. THANK YOU!!

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