Have you ever tried to freeze cookie dough?
There are two ways you can freeze cookie dough. You can freeze it in a log, or by individual cookie—it’s up to your preference!
Why freeze cookie dough, you say? So that you can have it handy when you want to bake a dozen or just four, to insert as a treat inside the lunch box. If you need lunch box ideas, click here.
I usually keep frozen cookie dough in my freezer at all times. My family loves cookies, and we probably make them too often.
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The easiest way to curb myself from eating five at a time is if I freeze the cookie dough. That way, I pull out only a few cookies and bake them on the spot, instead of baking the entire batch in one sitting.
It also means if we ever want a dessert after dinner, there are always cookies ready in the freezer!!
I also love that I can bake them straight from the freezer. There is no need to let them sit out overnight and defrost. Just plop them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake!
When you are ready to bake your frozen cookie dough, just add 2 to 3 minutes to the baking time, and you’ll be all set!
How to Freeze Cookie Dough
For the Cookie Dough Log
- After mixing together the cookie dough, drop heaping spoonfuls on a large piece of plastic wrap or parchment paper in a line.
- Use the plastic wrap or parchment paper to shape the cookie dough into a log.
- Twist the ends of the plastic wrap or parchment paper, and place it on the baking sheet.
- Flash freeze the cookie dough log for at least 1 hour.
- Place the log in a freezer-safe container or bag.
- When you’re ready to bake, take out the log, slice the cookies, and bake as directed.
For individual cookies
- After mixing the cookie dough, use a scoop and drop the cookies side by side on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. (There’s no need to leave extra space between the cookies, so fill up your baking sheet as much as you can.)
- Put the baking sheet in the freezer until the cookies are completely frozen.
- Place the frozen cookies in a freezer-safe bag or container.
- When you’re ready to bake, take out as many cookies as desired, and bake as directed.
Add 2 to 3 minutes of baking time when baking freezer cookies.
Frozen cookie dough can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.