A simple guide on How to Freeze Cookie Dough so you can enjoy freshly baked cookies within minutes with minimal effort!
Storing cookie dough in the freezer is a great way to ensure you always have warm gooey cookies on hand. They take a few minutes to prepare, but once you have a stash in the freezer, you can enjoy freshly baked cookies at any time of day.
Great Reasons to Store Cookie Dough in the Freezer
- Ready-made cookies, any time of day.
- Visitors, dropping by unannounced.
- A school fete or bake sale.
- To get ahead with holiday baking.
- Homemade gifts for anyone and everyone.
Make the cookie dough and refrigerate it for 1 hour, this makes it easier to roll into balls. I have a fantastic recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies which you can find here.
After the dough has been refrigerated, take a small amount and roll into a walnut-sized ball. Keep doing this until all the dough is used up. If you have a unique cookie scoop - even better! Or an ice cream scoop works well for larger cookies.
Place the cookie dough balls on a baking sheet lined with greaseproof paper and transfer back to the fridge for a couple of hours to harden - this is so they don't stick together when frozen.
Transfer the cookie balls to a ziplock bag and press out as much air as possible. Don't forget to write the name, cooking instructions, and use-by date.
To Bake From Frozen
The best thing about frozen cookie dough balls is they only take a couple of minutes extra to bake and no thawing time is required. I bake mine at the same temperature as fresh cookies, and they always come out well.
So now you know how easy it is nothing is stopping you having a freezer full of raw cookie dough!
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- Baking tray
- Greaseproof paper
- Ziplock bag
- 1 quantity of cookie dough
- Place the cookie dough in the fridge for an hour to harden so it's easier to roll.
- Take the dough out of the fridge and roll it into walnut-sized balls, place on a baking tray or plate lined with grease proof paper and place back in the fridge for a couple of hours.
- Once the balls have hardened, transfer them to a ziplock bag, label it, and freeze for up to 3 months.
- To bake, just cook for a couple of minutes extra.