Being prepped and ready for holiday season has been a huge part of my life for the past six years. From being a private chef, to just entertaining all the time these days, it’s always important to have a stocked freezer of goodies!! And by goodies, I really mean cookies. Because what else are you supposed to keep in your freezer besides sugary sweet morsels of goodness? Frozen vegetables? Pshhhhhh, ain’t nobody got time for that.
I come from a long line of cookie monsters. There’s not a week that goes by in my parents’ house without some kind of cookie making its way onto the kitchen counter. Along with many other amazing qualities I’ve inherited from my parents, the cookie monster Dalkin tradition is in full force in my house these days! A quick peek into my freezer will show you an assortment of pre-portioned cookie dough balls so if the opportunity presents itself, there can be freshly baked cookies within 20 minutes.
Making cookie dough ahead of time and then popping them into the freezer for the right time is KEY when it comes time for holiday entertaining. Made possible by my KitchenAid Mixer from Best Buy, it gets the shining star for making this prep a reality. If I had to pick a superhero of my kitchen, it would absolutely be the KitchenAid. While it can do just about anything under the sun, it’s my workhorse for a day of cookie dough prep. Chocolate Snowball cookies – check. Snickerdoodles – check. Triple Chocolate Cookies – double check!! The possibilities are endless.
So next time you find yourself with a few hours to kill, why not start prepping for the best time of the year and make a few batches of dough? Check out the recipes listed above, or my famous Chocolate Chip Cookies + Pumpkin Cookies… or keep scrolling for the most decadent and delicious Triple Chocolate Cookies!
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 4 eggs, at room temp
- 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups AP flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ cup bittersweet chocolate chips
- ½ cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- ¼ cup white chocolate chips
- In a KitchenAid stand mixer, combine the cocoa powder, white sugar and vegetable oil until smooth. Add the eggs and vanilla extract and continue to mix for 1 minute. Add the flour, baking powder and salt and mix until the flour is just combined and no white streaks remain. Stir in the various chocolate chips and cover the dough and refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Scoop out 1 tablespoon portions of dough and transfer them onto the baking sheet, 12 cookies per sheet.
- Bake for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, remove the baking sheet from the oven and let cool. Repeat process with the remaining dough. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.
PhotoS by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling and recipes by What’s Gaby Cooking
I am so excited you are making one of my recipes and I would love to see how it turns out. Make sure to share it on instagram and tag me @whatsgabycookin so I can see your masterpiece!