In terms of earthly delights, a fresh, soft cookie with perfectly crispy edges and gooey chocolate chips is extremely hard to compete with. Though there is nothing wrong with making — and eating — an entire baker’s dozen in an evening, you might be the type of person who has “impulse control”, and wishes to enjoy only a cookie or two a day.
In that case, the best gift you can give yourself is a bag of pre-portioned, frozen cookie dough.
This idea, which Joanna Goddard posted on her Instagram, makes a great hostess gift, but it also makes a great you gift.
All you have to do is make two batches of dough — assuming you’re going to bake a whole batch now because you aren’t a monster — bake the first batch, and scoop (or slice) cookie-sized portions of the second batch onto a baking paper-lined baking tray. Pop the tray in the freezer until the dough is solid, then transfer the pre-cookies to a big freezer bag.
What you do with its contents after that are up to you. You can either bake a cookie or two at a time as directed, decreasing the cooking time by a few minutes, or you can just eat chunks of frozen dough, which is what I usually end up doing.