Deployment Day

It's that time of the month. Cookie deployment time, that is! Today I baked my goodies for Operation Baking GALS and sent them on their way. I joined up with Team Heather Drive for this round, and we will be bombarding an Air Force staff sergeant with tons of treats.

My contribution was comprised of frozen chocolate chip cookie dough that I made with my students over the summer. During our week of learning how to follow directions, we baked these cookies as well as cupcakes. Seeing as we did all of that in one morning, we were overloaded with sweets! We baked two batches of cookies and decided to freeze the rest of the dough, figuring that we could always use it to make the kids a special treat later in the summer. Of course, it completely slipped our minds, so I nabbed the dough for future Baking GALS endeavors.

Today, the dough found its life purpose! I thawed it overnight, then popped the mounds of dough into the toaster oven at 350*F for 20 or 25 minutes. (I decided to use the toaster oven instead of my standard oven because at 9:00 this morning, it was already getting hot in the kitchen.) They cooled for a bit, and then I boxed them up along with two packs of gum and a Costco-sized load of individual trail mix packages.

If you are a Baking GALS participant, what are you making for your soldier? Remember, shipments need to go out by August 12. Watch your email for the mailing address, and be sure to contact your team leader if you don't hear from them in the next day or two. And if you're not a part of Baking GALS yet, head on over to their site and get in on the action. Round 13 is just around the corner!

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