Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Homemade Frozen Cookie Dough

Is there anything better than warm, just-out-of-the-oven cookies?  Have you ever purchased one of those tubs of frozen cookie dough from your child's school fundraiser and wished you could have the convenience of the ready-to-bake dough without paying an arm and a leg for it?  ;)

Making cookie dough to keep in your freezer is really easy and it is an awesome thing to have on hand.  A neighbor's birthday is today?  Take them cookies.  A friend just had her baby?  Take her cookies.  Someone went out of their way to help you out?  Take them cookies.

I like to double my cookie dough recipes when I make cookie dough for the freezer.  It takes me 30 minutes or so and I've got 7-8 dozen cookies that can be hot and gooey in a matter of a few minutes' notice.

1.  Make up a batch (double it) of your favorite cookie dough.  We've done chocolate chip, snickerdoodle, and oatmeal raisin and they've all turned out beautifully.

2.  Roll the dough into 1-inch balls.  (For snickerdoodles, also roll them in the cinnamon/sugar mixture.)  Place the dough balls on a cookie sheet or tray that will fit in your freezer.  Place them fairly close together, just not touching each other.

3.  Let them freeze for a minimum of 30-60 minutes, until they are solid on the outside and won't stick together.

4.  Put the frozen dough balls into a gallon-size freezer zip bag.  Label the bag with what type of cookie is in it, and the temperature called for in the recipe.  For the baking time, add 2 minutes. No need to defrost ahead of time.



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1 comment:

  1. Love this! It makes them just as soft & chewy as if it was made fresh!