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Frozen Cookie Dough – Works for Me Wednesday

Posted on: July 27, 2011

The past weekend, I wanted to make a batch of my favorite chocolate chip cookies. As I got going, I decided to make a double batch to freeze the other half. I’d always read about making double batches, but for some reason I’ve just never done it. Until now.

I measured out my cookies on my baking sheet and popped them in the freezer:

Once they were frozen {about an hour}, I put them in a big ziploc bag:

Just zip up your bag, and pop them back into the freezer. When you’re ready to bake them, just set them on your baking sheet and bake as usual {though, you may need to allow more time than called for}.

And now, whenever I crave Baby Boy craves cookies, I can just sneak into the freezer and pull them out.

Have you ever frozen ready to make cookies? If so, what did you think of them?

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12 Responses to "Frozen Cookie Dough – Works for Me Wednesday"

Nice! I haven’t done that at home yet, but that reminds me of when I worked at the ISU bakery. That’s how we always made cookies! They always turned out great and that way there was always a stash of what every kind of cookie was needed. If remember right we usually let them thaw a bit and flatten them out before baking them. Enjoy your cookies!

What a wonderful idea! 🙂 So simple. Thank you for sharing this. I will definitely do this next time the girls and I get the baking bug.

Blessings,
Rosann

I know! I always hear of people doing this, and never do it myself… I have mixed my own instant baking mixes (throw all dry ingredients into a ziploc so they are ready and just add the wet). That was a good time saver! Your cookies look mighty yummy–what a good mom to not deprive Baby Boy of any cravings 😉

this is a great idea!! I always want cookies at random times and decide against it because of the time it takes to make them. I think I’ll have to do this!!

I’ve been curious about this before but a little unsure how to execute. This is a great idea although cookies on hand is dangerous for me. Maybe if I package them up really well I’ll be less tempted to pop one in my mouth every time I’m in the kitchen. Has anyone ever done logs?

You know, I totally wasn’t craving them until you posted this. 😉 Now I keep thinking how cold they are, how hot I am and just how wonderful they’d taste. Haha!

I’ve done this before and made a cookie roll, like what you buy at the store. I just dump out my cookie dough on some wax paper and start renewing my play-dough skills to make a log out of the dough. Once I get that done, I roll it up in the wax paper and then in plastic wrap. I really like the idea of making actual dough balls too. You can skip the step of cutting cookies off the “log” that way. The nice thing about the “log” is you can skip the prep step of freezing the dough balls on a sheet before putting them in a baggie together. Of course, all these little tips and tricks are very dangerous to my quickly, shall we say, “enhanced” figure!!! LOL

Smart to freeze them like that. I always just smoosh the dough 1″ flat in a ziplock and freeze it. Then I cut the bag off and cut the dough into cubes–like making my own break n bakes. But dough balls is a smart idea.

I have not done this but it is such a great idea. I am looking forward to doing this especially around the holidays. What a great way to already have the cookies ready to bake and then just tuck them into a cute bag or tin and give as gifts!

Glad y’all like my idea so much {technically not my idea, but you know what I mean}. It’s like getting your cake and eating it too. You get cookies when you first make the batch and then more for later. Win-win!

Re: your giveaway – what about your Canadian friend ::wink,wink:: LOL ;)?

Great idea! Wonder why I never thought of that. You have a great blog, thanks for sharing!

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