How to Freeze Cookie Dough
When the mood strikes for cookies, you don’t always want to bust out the mixer! Learn how to freeze cookie dough so you just have to place them on the sheet and bake!
Dish Count :: 1 Baking Sheet, Parchment Paper, Freezer Safe Bag
Contrary to popular belief, I don’t have all the time in the world to make cookies. And I know you don’t either. The other thing I know is that you don’t like doing dishes or busting out the mixer when you only want or need three cookies to satisfy your insatiable craving for cookies. Or because your husband has been begging you to make him a tasty treat and won’t give up.
Enter this – the frozen cookie dough. I’m all for the log of dough from time to time, but there is just something about your favorite homemade blue ribbon-made-them-since-you-were-six-years-old chocolate chip cookie dough that can’t be beat. So make it and freeze it with these handy tips for when that mood strikes. Or when your husband begs for cookies.
How to Save Cookie Dough
Consistency is key here, so use a cookie scoop – or if you’re a sinner like me – a cupcake scoop to make large cookie balls of uniform size.
Line them up on a parchment lined baking sheet, evenly spaced apart.
You can used waxed paper or a silicone mat if you prefer. I just had parchment paper handy.
Next, place them in your freezer for at least two hours to freeze solid. Lay them on an even surface so they don’t start rolling around.
Mine were precariously perched on a couple of loaves of bread and a frozen pizza.
Once that is done, requisition yourself a freezer type plastic bag, and a permanent market.
Write down the name of the recipe, and the baking temperature, and time on the bag.
Add in the frozen cookie dough balls in a single layer.
Lastly, If you can, get all the air you can out of the bag. Use a straw if you can, or pucker up buttercup and suck the air out of the bag and seal it. The removal of the air will prevent freezer burn.
And that’s it! Back in the freezer they go until you’re ready for the craving to strike again!
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This is totally brilliant! I will now (and forever) have cookie dough on hand, at all times- so smart! My daughters thank you! <3
So smart! Does it affect baking time at all?
Being able to easily and quickly have fresh baked cookies may not be the best for my health! 🙂
I would have done the stupid thing and just popped the entire bowl in the freezer. Portioning out the dough first is genius!!
This is brilliant! I love being to grab some cookie dough out of the freezer to cook up some cookies!
I LOVE this!! It’s so convenient when you want to bake cookies quickly 🙂
Great tips! I love the idea of having the cookies on hand to make just one or two at a time when the mood hits!
When I make cookie dough, I love to do a double recipe and freeze half of it – less work the next time!
I’ll have to do this when the kids aren’t home – because a full batch gets gobbled up so quickly!
This is perfect for special treats, especially I don’t particularly enjoy the sugar monsters who appears after they eat so many cookies.
This is great, so many times I want cookies but don’t want to go through the process of mixing ingredients – thank you!
Oh yeah, I’m in the same boat – I just want cookies NOW, I didn’t say I wanted to CLEAN and then make cookies hahah
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