I am constantly baking cookies in my kitchen. However sometimes I need a small batch or just a few cookies to satisfy a craving. Cookie dough freezes extremely well and is the perfect sweet treat to keep stashed in your freezer for future needs.
When I am making cookies, a lot of times I purposely make extra dough, just to freeze it for later. It may not be the best thing, but I have more cookie dough in my freezer than anything else! It is great to keep a stash of your favorite dough in the freezer for any type of social gatherings.
Here are a few tips on how to freeze cookie dough:
- Make your favorite cookie dough and bake what you need. For the left over dough, scoop the same size cookies you baked on a parchment line baking sheet.
- Keep the dough balls about an inch apart so they do not stick together.
- Place your sheet in the freezer. It does not need to be covered just make sure to keep it flat so the dough does not move around and stick together.
- Freeze until the cookie dough balls are hard. I normally give it an hour to be safe.
- While your dough is freezing take a gallon sized zip lock freezer bag and label it. I put the type of cookies, date the dough was made, cooking temperature and time to cook.
- Once your dough is frozen, remove the pan from the freezer. Place your frozen cookie dough balls in the zip lock bag.
- If you are freezing multiple sheets one at a time, place bag in freezer in between rounds. You want to make sure what you froze stays frozen to avoid sticking together.
- Once you have frozen all of your dough placed in your zip lock bag, you want to remove as much air as possible from the bag. I store my dough flat so I can stack them.
- When you go to bake your frozen treats, let the cookies sit at room temperature for about 15 minutes prior to setting the oven to preheat. After that, bake them just like normal!
Just about all cookie dough will freeze well. The only one I have run across that I do not care for after being frozen are red velvet cookies. Try out all your favorite recipes and feel free to freeze your left overs!!