Freezing Cookie Dough

Did you know that you can freeze many different types of cookie dough and bake as needed?  It's so easy and handy to have on hand!  I have included with any cookie recipe you find on this blog, directions for freezing if I have successfully been able to do so.  If I have tried freezing the recipe and it is not successful, that's noted too.
  • Mix up the cookie dough {chocolate chip, oatmeal, and oatmeal pudding all work very well}
  • With a cookie scoop {or small ice cream scoop} put cookie dough balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment or waxed paper.  Fill it full, just make sure they don't touch.
  • Put the baking sheet in the freezer for 2 - 3 hours, until frozen solid.
  • Take the cookie balls off the sheet and put into freezer safe containers or freezer safe bags.
  • Label with the type of cookie, what temperature they should be baked at, and for how many minutes.  **The rule of thumb is to decrease the oven temperature by 25 - 50 degrees {I find 300 degrees Fahrenheit works for most cookies} from the original recipe and double the baking time.
  • The cookie dough balls are good for 30 - 45 days.  
  • After they've been frozen and then baked, they only stay fresh for about 2 days.  It works out great though because you can bake them as needed!


jillian said...

Brilliant! I've never thought to freeze cookie dough, but I love the idea. How many times do my hubby or I want a cookie, but making and baking a whole batch is too much for two people!

Laura Lane said...

I've used this trick for years, but my family steels the dough balls from the freezer for snacks!

Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage