Kitchen Basics 101: Freezing Cookie Dough

Kitchen Basics 101: Freezing Cookie Dough
Kitchen Basics 101: Freezing Cookie Dough
Kitchen Basics 101 has a great tip for you today.  The next time you’re baking cookies, why not double the recipe?!   This way you can bake one recipe for your family to enjoy NOW, and freeze the other recipe to enjoy LATER.  This is one of my favorite things to do. I can have hot out of the oven cookies, without any work, any time I want them. Another big bonus about doing this, is that when you have unexpected company stop by and you have NOTHING ready for them to snack on, you can just pull out a roll, or a handful of the scoops, of your already made frozen cookie dough, and have warm ooey gooey fresh baked cookies in just a short amount of time. Trust me, your company will think that you are the most amazing hostess ever! 
Here is what you do. When you have your cookie dough all mixed, place the dough on top of some plastic wrap.  Roll the dough into a log and wrap up securely with the plastic wrap. You could also wrap it in parchment paper, or freezer paper, if you prefer. Place in a large freezer safe bag, label, date  and freeze. 
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The next time you’re in the mood for cookies, remove the log of frozen cookie dough from the freezer, bring to almost room temperature, slice and bake.  It’s easier to slice the cookie dough if it is slightly frozen.
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Another way that I like to freeze cookie dough is to scoop the dough out on to a baking sheet.
Place the tray into a freezer for about 30 – 60 minutes.  Remove the frozen cookie “scoops” from the tray and place in a freezer safe bag.  The next time you’re in the mood for cookies, place the amount of frozen cookie scoops on a baking tray and let defrost completely before baking.
 Do you have any cookie freezing tips? Feel free to leave a comment and tell us about them!
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  1. says

    I love this time saving tip! I recently had to throw some dough away because I wasn’t sure if it would freeze well or not. Now I won’t waste. Glad you brought this by the Living Big on Less Money series. I learned something new!


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