Saturday, September 8, 2012

Newish strategy for battling baking

My kids eat a lot - like a lot. Yes, we always have veggies and hummus and fruit and such at home - always, but they also like quick to grab cookies or muffins or pies. Problem is that with cookies (and cake or cupcakes) that I cannot stay out of the batter/dough. It's like a magnet to my mouth.

I've mentioned this before, but it's a real problem for me! I can resist the baked good - just not the dough! Ugh! So, I decided one way to approach this (besides never making cookies or cake again) was to make a HUGE batch and freeze a bunch of them. That way, my exposure to the batter/dough is limited.

So, that's what I did last night. I made monster cookies - 165 of them - a quadruple recipe. It was sooooo much dough that I had to add the M&Ms and chocolate chips in my biggest pot as my 8 quart mixing bowl wasn't big enough! I resisted temptation as much as I could, but in the end, I nibbled between 2-3 cookies worth of batter - bits that fell on the (clean) counter, scrapings of the bowl, the last wee bit that wouldn't fit on the tray, etc.  The damage isn't that horribly great, but if I had 2-3 extra cookies every week or so, that adds up!

This way I won't have to be tempted by the batter again for another month or so. I'll still need to make stuff, but raw pie dough is yucky, bread dough is yucky and so is most muffin batters.

And, I think I'm mostly out of my funk as the hormones stabilize. But I think doing bodypump this morning helped with that too.


  1. You must be in my brain - I have the same issue, and I love the batter for more than the finished product. My solutions tends to be drinking lemonade or chewing mint gum, which makes it much easier to avoid eating the junk because of the funky mouth flavor. It's not foolproof, but it does help some.

    And monster cookies.... Mmmm!

    1. I never thought about chewing gum! That's a great idea! Drinking or eating something else wouldn't do it for me. It would have to be that I have something in my mouth already that I couldn't have at the same time as cookie dough! ooooo good suggestion! I'll try that next time!