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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